Contemporary History of Garden Design: European Gardens between Art and Architecture provides a profound analysis of contemporary European garden art. The author is Penelope Hill who studied the history and theory of landscape architecture at Harvard University and works as a writer and critic specializing in contemporary landscape design.
The contents of the book have been divided into the following chapters: Setting the Scene, New Designs on Classic Themes; Architecture and the Landscape; The Vertical Garden; Leaping the Fence; The Planting Revolution; Art and the Garden; The Contemporary Garden as Art; and Forums for the Future. The book also contains a glossary of plants and an index of landscape architects and garden artists. The book contains a generous amount of good-quality colour photos that explain the artistic and technical solutions in detail.
The copy in stock is in great condition. There are practically no signs of wear, except for some shelf wear and minor crumples on the edges of the dust jacket.