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1,000 Garden Ideas: The Best of Everything in a Visual Sourcebook Hardcover – November 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Artisan (November 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579653480
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579653484
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.9 x 12.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,119,868 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Design consultant and art director Stafford Cliff has spent a lifetime designing catalogs and magazines relating to the home. Working with Sir Terence Conran he produced the very first Habitat catalogs and, in 1974, designed The House Book, one of the first truly design-led guides to interior furnishing, which became the biggest selling home book of all time. Since then he has produced dozens of books on aspects of design and the home— most recently The Way We Live, a remarkable 480-page survey of homes around the world, and two titles for Artisan: Home, a groundbreaking investigation into how we feel about our homes, and 1000 Garden Ideas, a visual sourcebook featuring garden and patio elements from around the world.

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Every country has its tradition of small garden structures—as a place to take tea or take in the view, play music, or write a great novel. A pavilion can provide shade in the summer or shelter from a storm, and the perfect focus for a garden party. It's a chance to set your architectural imagination free. A garden structure can be as simple as a poolside cabana, a rustic miniature English cottage, a sturdy Dutch gazebo, or a tranquil Japanese tea house. Such historic forms are inspiration for those who want a sylvan refuge in which to work, write, or entertain friends. Indeed, the garden structure is a building that brings you closer to nature. More practical are those garden structures that, while sometimes framing a view, serve primarily to support vines, roses, and other climbing plants. These are the arches, the pergolas, and the arbors, whose appeal lies not only in their appearance from a distance but in the experience of walking or sitting beneath them. Although a long pergola is suitable only for larger spaces, or to transform an awkward area along one side of a town house garden, an arch is ideal for creating a focal point, embracing a seat, or showcasing a spectacular flowering climber.

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Great for a coffee table!
T. Southam
Great for planning your landscape and considering all the design possibilities you may never knew existed.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 10, 2008
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If you're a creative artistic person who knows what they like but can't quite express it this is the book you've been waiting for. Over 1000 pictorial examples of garden ideas laid out in chapter form for you to take to the garden center and triumphantly exclaim, "I want to do this!" Great for planning your landscape and considering all the design possibilities you may never knew existed. Don't hesistate here, you won't be disappointed.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Rita K. Feeley on March 31, 2008
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The photos are beautiful. But it is just a series of photos, almost like inventory from a catalog. Containers without plant material, seating without any a setting, ancient stone statues that cannot be purchased, it has no application to a new garden. I would stick to a standard Sunset book, you would get a much bigger picture, application and complete ideas.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael Hamlin on June 9, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I love the quantity of photo's in the book. It's not a 'how-to-do' book. It is a book that provides you with a variety of options for a specific part of a garden. Enough to get our creative juices flowing.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Denise Y. Long on April 17, 2008
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This book contains maybe 1000 pictures... all relatively small. This in no way gave me any ideas whatsoever. If you are looking for ideas for a backyard, patio, garden shed, flowers, pergolas. etc.. I suggest Lee Ann White's "Backyard Ideas".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Thankful Mommy on March 10, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I checked this book out from the library, and was thoroughly impressed! I have since put it on my wish list. Tons of ideas for every aspect of your garden--WOW!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Todd Smyth on June 8, 2008
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I bought this book on a whim and surely regret it. I do a lot of gardening and have visited a great many gardens in our country, some famous & some not. I am currently building new gardens, again, and this book was recommended. This is a picture book w/no details regarding the gardens and/or plantings. Put it on your coffee table for friends to see. Or if like me you don't subscribe to the coffee table/coffee table book idea I will probably try to pass this off as a gift for someone who aspires to garden but doesn't. Do not buy this book. Look at the pictures at the library or bookstore. It just takes a few minutes.
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