Gardens of Portugal Helena Attlee

ISBN: 9780711226937

Published: June 2nd 2008

Hardcover

176 pages


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Gardens of Portugal  by  Helena Attlee

Gardens of Portugal by Helena Attlee
June 2nd 2008 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 176 pages | ISBN: 9780711226937 | 10.37 Mb

The gardens of Portugal are among the most cosmopolitan in the world. The product of Portugals long seafaring history, they bring together ideas from East and West in a style that is, in both design and planting, confident, flamboyant, exotic, andMoreThe gardens of Portugal are among the most cosmopolitan in the world.

The product of Portugals long seafaring history, they bring together ideas from East and West in a style that is, in both design and planting, confident, flamboyant, exotic, and distinctly Portuguese. In the golden age of Portuguese exploration the glazed tiles and distinctive water tanks of the Moorish style were combined with the open loggias and box parterres of the Italian Renaissance, and gardens were decorated with statues and reliefs of dolphins, sea horses, anchors and other maritime motifs.

From China, Japan, Africa, Australia and the Americas, Portugals seafarers brought new seeds and plants such as camellias and rhododendrons that flourished in the mild climate.This book describes some twenty-eight gardens, stunningly photographed by John Ferro Sims.



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