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The Islamic garden is regarded as one of the highest forms of visual art in the civilization of Islam. The principal elements are water and shade; they are also characterized by the chahar-bagh: a four-fold pattern, constructed around a central pool or fountain, with four streams flowing toward the four corners of the earth. Aesthetically, this design provides a striking feature in itself; however, a true appreciation of an Islamic garden is only ever complete with an understanding of the spiritual …
Amazon / Brand: Crowood Press
Price: 160.53 $

It was at one time the preserve of only a few; now, the potager, or decorative kitchen garden, tradition that originated in France over a thousand years ago has become working practice for gardeners all over the world. This captivating book demonstrates that gardens based on these design and planting techniques boast arrangements of flowers, fruits, vegetables, and herbs that are among the finest ever created.This volume conveys the enduring appeal of these historically based gardens and describes …
Amazon / New Line Books
Price: 71.22 $

Growing plants in the home has always been popular, but Diana Yakeley, an interior and garden designer has developed a stylish new design philosophy for displaying plants in the contemporary home. In this beautiful new book, she shows how to choose and position plants to create maximum impact, taking into account scale and proportion, form and shape, color and scent, and texture and pattern. There is also guidance on finding just the right containers and accessories to suit different plants and room …
Amazon / Anness
Price: 49.55 $

Moss, stone, trees, and sand arranged in striking or natural-looking compositions: the tradition of establishing and refining the landscape has been the work of Japanese gardeners and designers for centuries. In Japanese Gardens and Landscapes, 1650-1950 Wybe Kuitert presents a richly illustrated survey of the gardens and the people who commissioned, created, and used them and chronicles the modernization of traditional aesthetics in the context of economic, political, and environmental transformation.Kuitert …

Over 320 beautiful modern and historic photos, of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania s, vibrant Landis Valley region, take readers through long-established, well-planned, and enduring Pennsylvania German farms. Visit historic farmsteads, barns, and vibrant flower and vegetable gardens. Meet four centuries worth of families that made... and in some cases still make... these farms successful. The text provides plentiful information on obtaining and maintaining heirloom seeds and plants in a traditional …
Amazon / Schiffer Publishing
Price: 24.67 $

Pattern and texture is one of the most important design elements in any good landscape. In paved surfaces, on fences and walls, and in garden ornaments and accents, pattern and texture creates visual interest and adds a feeling of depth and dimension in the landscape. Depending on the type of design and the nature of the materials used, a pattern can be soothing and restful, or dramatic and eye-catching.This book is a comprehensive do-it-yourself guide to the use of pattern and mosaic in the garden. …

Lots of people want gardens but find the prospect of getting started a bit daunting. P. Allen Smith s Garden Home is P. Allen Smith s inviting solution. Smith begins with his own story: his family s love of gardens and experience in the nursery business, his own education at the great gardens of England, and his discovery that we all have, as he says, a longing for our agrarian past. After walking us through his own garden home and explaining why he made the choices he did, Allen introduces his 12 …
Amazon / Brand: Clarkson Potter
Price: 21.90 $

Now in paperback, this lavish guide explains the design and symbolism of Islamic gardens while giving practical guidance to replicating the component parts The Islamic garden is regarded as one of the highest forms of visual art in the civilization of Islam, and this guide explains these gardens history and symbolism, and their connections to the Quran. The principal elements are water and shade; they are also characterized by the chahar-bagh: a four-fold pattern, constructed around a central …
Amazon / Crowood Press UK
Price: 17.59 $

An ancient art you can learn. You may not have considered the ancient art of stone carving to be something that can be practised as a hobby but assume it is the territory of stone masons and sculptors undertaking intricate work on a grand scale. Stone Carving for the Home & Garden introduces the medium of stone to the hobby carver as an accessible and rewarding pastime without having to undertake a stone mason’s apprenticeship or tackle heavy and unwieldy materials and equipment. Based mainly …
Amazon / GMC Publications
Price: 15.67 $