Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: The Monacelli Press (May 5, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 1.7 x 9.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #59,480 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #4 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Flowers > Perennials #11 in Books > Travel > Europe > Netherlands > General #15 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Ornamental Plants
Is this the new format for books!The size is a delight 17.5 x 23.6mm (6.9 x 9.3 inches) easy to handle in your bed or in a chair. The print is the best available, however, when we come to the photos (and there is a mightily lot of them) they are not glossy, but printed on the print paper which appears a new idea! Do I like it - no. Also many photos do not have a caption as to what the plants that dominate the photo are, it is left to the readers imagination. The hard cover without a dust cover is becoming the new norm, and I did like this. I notice the 400 page book is printed in Slovenia. The cost of this book and the poor printed photos leaves a lot to ponder.The story of the Oudolf's is easy to read and holds the readers attention on each page. Also on special pages, notable gardeners are given a good run down of their achievements which is most welcome.I enjoyed the read, but need nicer photos, especially today with the digital cameras and the reproduction available.
Excellent book documenting the professional life and history of Piet Oudolf, probably the most influencial garden and plant designer alive today, his work is world renown and it is pretty clear from reading this book why. His personal approach to garden architecture is impressive and deep, this provides the backstory to his public identity. I would like to have had better photographs and many more and it would have been useful to have more garden diagrams, but that is a minor shortcoming. A good read and for a gardener a must read....
Nice enough. Piet Oudolf's contributions to landscape/garden planting are considerable. The book is not ideally bound being stiff and the color photos are of a lower quality than ideal. Well written though.
This is the definitive chronicle of the New Perennial movement. It reveals the long and interconnected history of an idea and the pioneers who.led it. I'd highly recommend I.
For all the great reviews, I was really left wondering why did this get such high reviews. I did read the book, not just look at pictures and didn't get a lot out of it.
A most interesting journey through the evolution of natural garden design well beyond Humelo ! Well written and most informative,
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