The Garden In Art

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The Garden in Art

Rich in symbolism and metaphor, and blessed with its own varied and dramatic palette, the garden has proved to be an extremely fertile source of artistic inspiration. In The Garden in Art, acclaimed art historian Debra N. Mancoff reveals the many different ways in which artists from all periods of history – from ancient Egypt to the present day – have employed the motif of the garden. Featuring more than 200 illustrations of both renowned and lesser-known works, the book approaches its subject thematically, exploring such topics as working gardens, the garden through the seasons and artists’ gardens. Complete with a detailed timeline and a suggested list of gardens to visit, The Garden in Art is an absorbing and highly rewarding examination of the meaning and significance of the depiction of the garden.


Featuring a stunning selection of 200 works, this beautiful book explores the depiction of the garden in art from ancient Egypt to the present day… this captivating and beautifully illustrated book will appeal to the armchair gardener and art lover alike — Period Homes and Interiors Magazine

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