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Le champ d’en face

Le champ d’en face

Laure QUONIAM

Through this very personal manuscript, Laure Quoniam evokes her committed career as an architect and landscaper, with the vocation to create living spaces, via a reflection on changes in her profession within a context that has undergone profound evolution since the 1980s.  A richly drafted text, enhanced by an abundance of meticulously selected illustrations that offers an insight into her world, and more particularly, her own realisations: the Pont du Gard, the gardens of Ancy-le-France, Mont Beuvray, the gardens of the Maison de la RATP, Quai de la Rapée on the banks of the Seine, Place Perret in Amiens, etc.

ISBN : 978-2353403158

Publication date : August 2020

Publisher : Gourcuff Gradenigo

Numbre of pages : 208 pages

Louis Benech, douze jardins ailleurs

Louis Benech, douze jardins ailleurs

Eric JANSEN

After Douze Jardins en France (Twelve Gardens in France), published in 2012, Douze Jardins Ailleurs (Twelve gardens elsewhere) presents Louis Benech’s achievements in both hemispheres. It offers a tour of gardens designed throughout Europe: in Switzerland, in Gstaad and Geneva, in Portugal in Comporta, in Greece in Petrothalasso, in Spain in Barcelona and in Italy in Porto Ercole. A detour via Morocco takes us to a riad in Marrakesh, and to the alleys of the oasis-garden by Ouarzazate. The work also offers an insight into those he designed in Connecticut in the United States, a garden with a huge patio in the heart of Manhattan, another in New Orleans. Finally, it offers us an opportunity to discover one of Louis Benech’s most recent realisations – an extraordinary garden on the New Zealand coast, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

ISBN : 978-2353403141

Publication date : August 2020

Publisher : Gourcuff Gradenigo

Number of pages : 224

Histoire des Jardins de Caen depuis le Moyen Âge

Histoire des Jardins de Caen depuis le Moyen Âge

Jean-Marc DUPUIS

In the Middle Ages, Caen was a walled city, the very foot of its ramparts rubbing shoulders with the surrounding meadows. The town began its expansion in the late 17th century via the creation of alleys, planted squares and formal gardens. The ramparts were destroyed and thoroughfares opened. Science was developed at the Botanic Gardens. The industrial revolution and major urban redevelopment offered pride of place to plant life in Caen’s 19th century and early 20th century configuration. With the post-war reconstruction, a brand new urban plan was designed, offering added space for public parks and natural areas within the town.

ISBN : 978-2-35507-119-5

Publication date : November 2020

Publisher : Cahiers du Temps

Number of pages : 112 pages

La Belgique des jardins

La Belgique des jardins

Donatienne de SÉJOURNET, César GARÇON

Belgium boasts a fine gardening tradition: 18th century gardens, such as the flamboyant Prince de Ligne gardens in Beloeil, the decidedly contemporary gardens in the Kanaal quarter in Antwerp, via creations by internationally renowned landscapers such as René Pechère and Jacques Wirtz, not forgetting the famous arboretums in Kalmthout and Wespelaar and their unrivalled botanic collections. César Garçon has worked for over 2 years in quest of the best light to capture original images of 30 of the country’s finest and most representative gardens. Texts by Donatienne de Séjournet, a historian with a genuine passion for gardens, enables us to reposition these gardens within their historic, cultural and botanic context.

ISBN : 978-2379221330

Publication date : October 2020

Publisher : Ulmer

Number of pages : 224 pages

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