Mediterranean Landscape Design: Vernacular Contemporary

Author: Louisa Jones
Homepage_9780500291115

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  • : $69.95(NZD)
  • : 9780500291115
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
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  • : July 2013
  • : 287mm X 259mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 49.95
  • : August 2013
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  • : books

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  • : Louisa Jones
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  • : Paperback
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  • : 224
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  • : 265 colour illustrations
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Human beings have been transforming Mediterranean landscapes into art for at least thirty thousand years. Todays artists, sculptors, designers, architects and gardeners explore age-old vernacular materials, skills and sites to produce extraordinary landscape art that affirms an ideal of partnership with nature while celebrating layers of living in this multifaceted region. Each work observes the logic of place as determined by climate, geology, flora and fauna, architecture and land use. Illustrated with hundreds of exceptional photographs by award- winning photographer Clive Nichols, and drawing on nearly forty years of exploration by Louisa Jones, this book offers a fresh vision of the Mediterranean, past and future, linking cultural diversity and natural balance as discovered in its gardens, landscape design, literature, art and architecture.