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Gardens of Corfu

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Greenest of the Greek islands, Corfu has long inspired artists, writers, and travellers with the beauty of its natural landscapes and intrigued them with its unusual cultural history. Magnificently illustrated and a delight to read, this first-ever book on Corfu’s gardens focuses entirely on private gardens, which range from romantic old estates and highly personal ‘grandmothers’ gardens’ to stunning contemporary works by international designers. Rich with stories about the gardens and their creation, the text brims with insights into the island’s unusual social and natural history. A series of in-depth portraits shows how design ideals have evolved, influenced by global and mediterranean design trends but respecting the local spirit of place and drawing on local craft traditions. The newer gardens are designed for sustainability, conserving water and drawing inspiration from the surrounding natural landscape. Tracing the roots of their inspiration, the book’s last chapter explores the island’s varied wild landscape and the procession of wildflowers through the seasons. The illustrations are by Marianne Majerus, who won the 2018 IGPOTY European Garden Photography award for one of the photographs in the book. The Preface is by Mary Keen, garden columnist for the UK Daily Telegraph.

Συγγραφέας
Rachel Weaving
Καλλιτέχνης
Marianne Majerus, Photographer

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Γλώσσα Αγγλικά
Εκδόσεις Αυτοέκδοση
Εικονογράφηση Ναι
Χρώμα Έγχρωμο
ISBN 978-1-9997825-1-1
Έκδοση
Χρονολογία Έκδοσης 2018
Τόπος Έκδοσης Washington
Αριθμός Σελίδων 256
Διαστάσεις 35 x 25
Εξώφυλλο Σκληρό με κουβερτούρα
Συγγραφέας Rachel Weaving

Rachel Weaving, a writer and garden maker, came late to Corfu but fell quickly in love with the island's natural beauty and spellbinding gardens. After a career in communication and management in interantional financial organisations, she obtained an RHS Certificate in Horticulture, studied garden design at the Oxford College of Garden Design, and advised on garden design. She began creating her current garden twelve years ago on a Corfiot hillside. The challenge of doing so led her to study the island's gardening conditions and traditions and their roots in its culture, history, and natural environment. She lives in Washington, DC and Corfu.

Καλλιτέχνης Marianne Majerus, Photographer

Marianne Majerus is one of Europe's finest garden photographers; her artistic and sensitive images are sought after by publishers and private clients. She has won many awards including International Garden Photographer of the Year and Photographer of the Year by the Garden Media Guild. She is a founding member of the Professional Garden Photographers' Association and a RHS judge. Recent books include Gardens of the Italian Lakes, Great Gardens of London, and Garden Design: A Book of Ideas, for which she was awarded the title of Book Photographer of the year by the Garden Media Guild. She won the 2018 European Garden Photography Award with an image from this book.

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This book takes the reader on a sumptuous tour of the gardens of Corfu.

” Perhaps Greece is not generally known for its fabulous gardens but this book shows us that in fact, there are magical gardens aplenty on this Ionian island – from historical gems to newly constructed gardens. The book is written in clear, informative language that brings the flora and fauna of Corfu to life. The tours around the gardens are full and interesting and this is a wonderful resource book for all those who are interested in Mediterranean-style gardens – from the designs, to the materials used right through to the appropriate plants for our changing world and ideas about practical gardening. The text is accompanied by an abundance of fabulous photographs which really show off these gardens to full advantage.  This is a must-have book for anyone interested in beautiful gardens, from those who appreciate just looking at them through to garden designers.”

- Christina Lambert HEAD, GREEK BRANCH MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY
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