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New Nordic Gardens: Scandinavian Landscape Design
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By: Thames and Hudson Ltd.   2017-03-02

Shetland
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Ann Cleeves' bestselling series of crime novels, featuring Detective Jimmy Perez, and now also adapted for a major BBC television series, draw their inspiration from the place in which they take place: Shetland. An archipelago of more than a hundred islands, it is the one of the most remote places in the United Kingdom. Its fifteen hundred miles of shore mean that wherever one stands, there is a view of the sea. It has sheltered voes and beaches and dramatically exposed cliffs, lush meadows full of wild flowers in the summer and bleak hilltops where only the hardiest of plants will grow. It is a place where traditions are valued and celebrated, but new technologies and ways of working are also embraced. In this gloriously illustrated companion to her novels, Ann Cleeves takes readers through a year on Shetland, learning about its past, meeting its people, celebrating its festivals and seeing how the flora and fauna of the islands changes with the seasons. Whether it is the drama of the Viking fire festival of Up Helly Aa in winter, or the piercing blue and hot pink of spring flowers on the clifftops, the long, white nights of midsummer or the fierce gales and high tides of autumn, Shetland is vividly captured in all its bleak and special beauty.
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By: Macmillan.   2015-10-22

Creative Revolution: Personal Transformation through Brave Intuitive Painting
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Painting can be so much more than a mere hobby - it can be a vehicle transforming your mind, body....
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By: Quarry Books.   2016-11-03

Brave Intuitive Painting - Let Go, Be Bold, Unfold: Techniques for Uncovering Your Own Unique Painting Style
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Brave Intuitive Painting - Let Go, be Bold, Unfold
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By: Quarry Books.   2012-05-01

Visual Celebration of Borneo's Wildlife (Periplus Editions)
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This Borneo wildlife pictorial offers nature lovers, visitors to Borneo and armchair explorers an....
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By: Periplus Editions.   2016-09-16

Making a Garden: Successful gardening by nature's rules
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'...any keen gardener would love this excellent book.' Robin Lane Fox, Financial Times 'Carol Klein is known for her no-nonsense approach and inspires us to garden.' Gardens Illustrated In this invaluable book acclaimed plantswoman and bestselling author Carol Klein explains how to get the most from your garden by taking inspiration from what works in the wild - be it in a meadow, woodland, hedgerow, seaside or exposed setting. Carol encourages you to identify the conditions in your outdoor space - for example, the shady corner of an urban garden mimics the conditions of woodland or a windswept roof terrace will replicate an exposed hillside - and to pick the plants that flourish in these conditions. In each of the six chapters there are case study gardens that Carol admires for the way their owners have worked with the natural habitat to glorious effect and each chapter ends with a directory of about 30 of Carol's favourite plants for that habitat. As ever, Carol's text is wise, informative and beautifully written while photography by award-winning Jonathan Buckley ensures that the book is also a visual treat.
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By: Mitchell Beazley.   2015-09-03

Another Green World - Linn Botanic Gardens: Encounters with a Scottish Arcadia
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Linn Botanic Gardens is a place like no other: a special, magical, idiosyncratic utopia created by the shared passion of a reclusive father and son. Situated beside a Scottish loch, and close to a nuclear naval base, Linn is a horticultural treasure trove that is home to thousands of exotic plants brought from all over the world. Nowhere on Earth do such rare and diverse species grow together except at this unlikely setting in western Scotland. Carefully constructed over forty years by Jim and Jamie Taggart, the garden is shaped by the subtle interplay of science and art, botany and design, mathematics and theatre. At its heart, like a mysterious presence that looms over the surrounding land while being slowly consumed by the ceaseless spread of nature, stands Linn Villa, the decrepit, outof- bounds Victorian house that appears to have lain untouched for decades. Artist Alison Turnbull first encountered this secluded idyll several years ago while staying at the artists' retreat at nearby Cove Park. Since then, she and writer Philip Hoare have visited several times and got to know the garden, and the otherwise private Taggarts, well.Another Green World is their lyrical portrait of this enchanted and enchanting place in words and pictures. Turnbull's intimate photographs of the garden, villa and owners, and her geometric drawings inspired by the garden's elements, are complemented by photographer Ruth Clark's stunning double-page shots of the plants in all their seasonal variety. Hoare's evocative account of a visit weaves its way through these arresting images, taking us on a walk through the garden and house as if we were actually there. Completing this one-of-a-kind volume are botanist Ian Edwards' appreciation of Linn's importance as a reserve of rare rhododendrons and a separate appendix listing every plant type found in the garden. It was the younger Taggart, Jamie, who compiled and updated this list until he disappeared on a plantfinding expedition to Vietna
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By: Art/Books.   2015-10-19

Spirit: Garden Inspiration
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Spirit Taking inspiration from art, sculpture, Chicago prairies and folk architecture such as tree houses, Dan Pearson--acclaimed garden designer and "green-fingered guru" at the U.K. newspaper "The Observer"--lays out his design philosophy and working process, giving readers direct insight into his collaborative approach of working with nature, instead of imposing preconceptions upon it. Journeying from... Full description
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By: FUEL.   2011-10-03

Flora: The Art of Plant Exploration
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Through exquisite botanical paintings and insightful essays, Flora examines the fascinating history of plants and flowers. Over 20 plant families are profiled, including cacti, daffodils, iris, magnolia, roses, tulips and waterlilies. Flora at the same time tells the remarkable stories of the adventurous botanists who braved disease, slave traders, war, jungles and other dangers to collect plants now commonly grown in our own gardens. It describes how plants have adopted remarkable behaviours for survival in a variety of harsh habitats, and how, throughout history, they have affected our lives, even shaping societies. The seventeenth century spice trade, for example, was so profitable that stevedores who unloaded nutmeg from the boats had to wear coveralls without pockets as a single nutmeg was worth a fortune. The book contains hundreds of stunning colour illustrations selected from the vast collection of original botanical paintings archived at the Natural History Museum.
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By: The Natural History Museum.   2014-08-21

Mapplethorpe Flora: The Complete Flowers
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The definitive collection of Robert Mapplethorpe's flower photographs Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) is one of the twentieth century's most important artists, known for his groundbreaking and provocative work. He studied painting, drawing, and sculpture in Brooklyn in the 1960s and started taking photographs when he acquired a Polaroid camera, in 1970. Beginning in 1973 and until his death in 1989, Mapplethorpe explored the flower with extraordinary dedication, using a range of photographic processes - from Polaroids to dye-transfer color works. In carefully constructed compositions, he captured roses, orchids, snapdragons, daisies, tulips and other species - both common and rare - and forever transformed the way we perceive a classic and familiar subject. The result - a stunning body of work - is collected in this elegant book, Mapplethorpe Flora: The Complete Flowers.
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By: Phaidon Press.   2016-03-14


 

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