Author(s): Jerry Harpur
In Gardens in Perspective Jerry Harpur's exceptional photographs of the world's most exciting and ground-breaking gardens not only evoke the unique atmosphere of each garden but provide garden owners with a rich visual source of imaginative and inspirational ideas that they can adapt or use for their own gardens. Divided into thematic chapters of garden according to their designer or owner's concept or inspiration - formal, exotic, minimal, natural, plant dominated, fantastic or dominated by art - the essence of each garden is captured through an informative and evocative text. Every chapter is packed full with private and public gardens, many of them designed by the world's most influential modern landscape and garden designers - including Roberto Burle Marx (Brazil), Thomas Church (USA), Fletcher Steele (USA), Pierre Clement (France) Topher Delaney (USA), Jacques Wirtz (Belgium), Shunmyo Masuno (Japan), Vladimir Sitta (Australia), Martha Schwartz (USA), Steve Martino (USA), Fernando Caruncho (Spain), Oehme and van Sweden (USA), Piet Oudolf (Netherlands), Penelope Hobhouse (UK), Dan Kiley (USA), Patrick Blanc (France), Christopher Lloyd (UK), Ulf Nordfjell (Sweden), and Mien Ruys (Netherlands).
Jerry Harpur is a leading gardening photographer who has photographed gardens all over the world, including North and South America, South Africa, Australia, and numerous European countries. He has won awards for his photography on both sides of the Atlantic, including three awards from the Garden Writers' Guild. His work appears in such magazines as House & Garden, Good Housekeeping, Ideal Home, and Architectural Digest. He has also contributed photographs to some 300 books, and was the sole photographer for Natural Planting and Gardens of Persia by Penelope Hobhouse, and Roof Gardens, Balconies and Terraces by David Stevens (Mitchell Beazley).
8 Foreword; 10 Introduction; 14 A Passion for Plants; 40 Minimalism: Less is More; 78 The Exotic Look; 108 Contemporary Formality; 150 Illusion and Fantasy; 188 The New Naturalism; 212 The Garden as Art Form; 252 Index; 256 Acknowledgments