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Artists In Their Gardens

Artists do it differently. Make gardens, that is. This lusciously photographed book showcases ten creative, unconventional, sometimes outrageous gardens made by painters, glassblowers, collage artists, and sculptors. Their uncommon approaches provide fresh ideas and inspiration for all gardeners who are all tired of the same old beds, borders, and lawns.

Paperback: 160 pages

Publisher: Sasquatch Books (February 1, 2001)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1570612447

ISBN-13: 978-1570612442

Product Dimensions: 9 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,491,162 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #974 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Landscape #1397 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Garden Design #162277 in Books > Arts & Photography

Artists in Their Gardens is a book for the gardener who loves the garden as a means of self-expression. In the ten gardens described, each of us will find things we love, and perhaps things which disturb us. I love the austerity of potter Ann HIrondelle's garden, the zaniness of Lewis and Little's work, the majesty of Lee Kelly's monuments. I could never live with the kitsch of Leter and Barton, yet it is fascinating to see their artistic vision as developed in plants and plastic. The sections on The Artist's Eye helped me see how to translate these visions to my own garden. After all, in my own garden, I am the artist! This book encourages me to be daring in shaping my own garden vision.

This book has very nice pictures. I bought it at the recommendation of one of the gardening blogs that I follow. I wouldn't say it is the best gardening book I've ever purchased but the price was VERY low and as "picture book" to leaf through when I'm having a cup of tea wishing for the winter to be over, it is a nice piece.

Absolutely fantastic garden book with a totally different twist. Already incorporated several ideas in my backyard with great results.

The book is fantastic, inspiring and beautiful, but it literally fell apart after one (1) reading. How disappointing! The quality of the writing and the images did not extend all through the project, unfortunately.


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