This inspirational book illustrates and discusses both grand and small water gardens throughout the world, from the formal Islamic masterpieces of Granada and Kashmir to the tranquil gardens of Kyoto in Japan. Every principal school of garden design from Europe and America is included . Among present-day instances are Geoffrey Jellicoe’s finest creations and designs by Burle Marx.
Details and close-ups are included throughout, as are examples of the remarkable variety of water features that have embellished gardens throughout the ages – from the grand vistas of Versailles to the ‘natural’ look of English landscaping.
An important section on the small garden and listings of major water gardens worldwide complete the book.