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Gardens of Luciano Giubbilei Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Merrell Publishers (December 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1858945356
  • ISBN-13: 978-1858945354
  • Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 10.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #575,947 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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glorious photographs --Evening Standard (UK) 8th December 2010

This book is testament to a life's work in progress: the development of a new calligraphy, typeface, even vocabulary of gardening --Gardens Illustrated (UK) Jan 2011

About the Author

Tom Stuart-Smith is a garden designer and writer. He has frequently exhibited at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Andrew Wilson is a garden designer, lecturer and writer. He is the Royal Horticultural Society’s chair of assessors for show gardens.

Steven Wooster is an award-winning gardens photographer based in London.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By K. Platt on May 5, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This book has all the right components to make a splash. Fine publishing, superb photography, brilliant and interesting text to acknowledge one of the best Italian garden designers. At the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show 2009, Giubbilei produced one of the most endearing gardens, one that many wanted to emulate - the Laurent Perrier garden. For those who loved that garden, who didn't? it is included in this book. He defines his garden design process as 'spacial art'. This book takes a look at many of the gardens he has designed and also briefly at his design process, too briefly for me. However, the individuals gardens we are invited to look at in depth reveal even more about Luciano and the way he designs and what is ultimately important to him as a designer - space, space , space. The treatment is contemporary with usually minimal planting, neatly clipped and ordered. The planting is specimen-style planting placed for maximum effect. His sense of proportion is supreme. The separate elements whether art, hard landscaping or seating are incorporated as a harmonious whole. Everything fits. The overall effect is mastery of beauty and simplicity. Luciano makes garden designing look easy - so check out the Site Development section to see what goes on behind the scenes. Luciano will capture our imaginations and deserve our adulation for many years to come. This book is for all those who love good gardens and for designers hoping to capture the spirit of contemporary gardening at its best. This review first appeared on Karen Platt's book review website.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R J Eksteen on February 10, 2012
Format: Hardcover
As a keen "artistic" hobby gardener, I am always looking out for books featuring celebrated landscape architects whose style appeals to me. Luciano Giubbilei's work falls right into my "wow" category because of his extensive use of art work in his gardens. I was impressed with the section in which he gives recognition to the various artists and suppliers he consults. I was a little disappointed by the lack of plant variety in the various projects covered and the limited reference to plants used. One gets the impression he has a signature look (based on the plant selection) that is applied to all his projects. This is a coffee table book: it has very little reference as to the "how". Nevertheless belongs in all garden lovers' book collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carol A. Kavanagh on January 27, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Good book, lots of good photos leading to lots of good ideas to copy for a landscaping enthusiast. Book arrived in good time and in good condition.
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