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Secret Gardens of Paris



美しい写真と文章からなるこの豪華な本は、世界で最も魅力的な都市のひとつであるパリの中心部にありながら、人目に触れる機会の少ない珠玉の庭園めぐりに読者を誘う。カラー写真220点掲載。 --このテキストは、絶版本またはこのタイトルには設定されていない版型に関連付けられています。

Lying behind the urban facade of Paris is a hidden landscape. In this book, now published in paperback, authors Alexandra dArnoux and Bruno de Laubadere guide us through a concealed, verdant world, unseen by most visitors to the city. The harmonious proportions of the classical genre, the lush style of the picturesque, the playful surprises of the exotic all types of garden are represented in this gloriously illustrated book, providing enjoyment and inspiration to the expert gardener as well as to the armchair enthusiast.
Book Description
Hidden behind the elegant façades and high walls of Paris are its private gardens. Whether grandiose or minuscule, highly manicured or exuberantly untended, these gardens are a secret treasure seldom seen by the visitor to Paris. This book reveals some fifty gardens, all created with passion by their owners, often in collaboration with well-known landscape designers. Each proprietor discusses the conditions in which the garden was created, the constraints and the problems that were encountered, and explains why the final design and plantings were chosen. The traditional French-style gardens, such as those of Hubert de Givenchy or Pierre Bergé, are attached to private town houses, and their designs mirror the elegance and restraint of these classic dwellings. Romantic, picturesque potagers or kitchen gardens belonging to Yves Saint Laurent and others reflect their owners' taste for outdoor living. Tropical gardens with giant ferns and rare flowers, admirably tended oriental gardens, a Russian garden surrounding a little wooden hut, a Japanese garden that encourages meditation—these exotic hideaways allow us to discover other cultures. Beautifully photographed and described, this sumptuous volume invites the reader to explore these secluded horticultural gems within the heart of Paris, the most magical of cities. 220 color photographs.

About the Author
Alexandra d'Arnoux was born in the United States and now lives in Paris. She is the author of Family Houses by the Sea and Family Houses in the Country, and has been an editor at Vogue and Maison et Jardin. Gilles de Chabaneix has done the photography for numerous books including Caribbean Style and Japanese Style.



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