apr 13 2015

Dal mondo dei libri

Pubblicato da alle 1:36 pm nella News

  • P. Oudolf and N. Kingsbury, Oudolf Hummelo, Monacelli Press, 2015, 40 sterline
    Il racconto di un amico e collaboratore di Oudolf sulla nascita del giardino di Hummelo
  • C. Austin, Claire Austin’s book of perennials, White Opton Publ. 2015, 19 sterline
    Una guida illustrata e selettiva alle erbacee perenni scitta dalla figlia del famoso coltivatore di rose David Austin
  • A. Gayraud, Meravigliosi cornus, Giorgio Tesi Ed., 2013, 223 pp, 50€
  • S. Chiarugi, Buon gardening. Coltivare piante e fiori in terrazzo e giardino, come utilizzarli in casa e in cucina, Mondadori Electa, 2015, 144 pp, 19.90 €
    Scheda libro
  • S. Settis, Se Venezia muore, Einaudi, 2014
  • Alla scoperta dell’Italia con il FAI, guida venduta in edicola con il Corriere della sera, 12.90€

Dalla Libreria della Natura

  • IL GIARDINO DI VIRGINIA WOOLF
    ZOOB C. & ARBER C.
    Io e Leonard abbiamo comprato un campo e stiamo facendo progetti ambiziosi di ogni genere per metterci terrazze, chioschi, stagni, ninfee, fontane, carpe, pesci rossi, statue di signore nude e polene di navi da guerra che si riflettano in laghi ombrosi ». Virginia Woolf Il bellissimo giardino di Monk’s House, la casa nel Sussex ai piedi delle Downs, fu una grande fonte di ispirazione per Virginia Woolf, che scrisse qui, nello studio in fondo alla proprietà, la maggior parte dei suoi romanzi. Leonard e Virginia apportarono cambiamenti notevoli al giardino, ma dal 1969, anno della morte di Leonard, il suo assetto è rimasto immutato. Finora era stato scritto ben poco della sua storia e nessuno lo aveva visto in fotografia. Questo volume presenta una raccolta unica dei commenti di Virginia e racconta in che modo il giardino è stato conservato negli anni. Una donna alla ricerca di una altra donna. Caroline Zoob ha vissuto 10 anni insieme al marito a Monk’s House, come affittuaria del National Trust, l’ente che possiede e gestisce la proprietà dal 1980. Per 10 anni ha curato il giardino, aperto la casa al pubblico e mantenuto quotidianamente l’identità immutata del luogo. Caroline si tuffa allora nei diari di Virginia e Leonard e ricostituisce la storia della casa e del giardino di Monk’s House. Il suo racconto e le fotografie di Caroline Arber ci svelano un giardino intimo dall’atmosfera unica, curato con amore come fu ai tempi di Leonard e Virginia. Pagg. 192, Euro 29,90
  • FIRST LADIES OF GARDENING – PIONEERS DESIGNERS AND DREAMERS
    HOWCROFT H. & MAJERUS M.
    The English Garden is the universal measure of all things related to garden design. It is in the UK that the great garden designers live and work and where a major gardening movement has developed over the last few decades, influencing the rest of the world with its ideas and vision. This book introduces the “grandes dames” of contemporary English garden design and includes the great names of the garden world which have emerged since the 1950s, from Vita Sackville-West and Beth Chatto to Beatrix Havergal. It also presents outstanding women gardeners of the present-day who have likewise had a substantial influence on the development of contemporary garden design. Heidi Howcroft has discovered these women’s gardening secrets and writes sensitively and informatively about the individual women and their influence on the English country garden. The individual gardens’ charm and design are captured in photos by Marianne Majerus. Pagg. 176, Euro 30
  • GRASSES IN THE GARDEN
    ADAMS K. & PELZ P.
    Grasses are filigree plants of particular beauty, with a great richness of colours, shapes and textures. Including more than 180 stunning colour photographs, Grasses in the Garden: Design Ideas, Plant Portraits and Care celebrates the versatility of ornamental grasses year-round. It illustrates how to plant grasses for both subtle and explosive colour effects. A section on garden design with grasses offers advice on lines and accents as well as the practicalities of different habitats and light and shade requirements. Grasses can make wonderful accompaniments for planting alongside roses, trees and shrubs, and also look very striking as container plants – detailed advice is given for choosing the right grass for each situation. A highly informative section on the care of grasses – from purchasing the right plants, through to propagation – offers the gardener practical support. This book gives you everything you need to use these fascinating plants to maximum effect. Pagg. 160, Euro 34
  • GREAT GARDEN DESIGN
    HODGSON I.
    This book presents the best garden designs of the last ten years from more than 50 top garden designers. It offers design solutions for every situation, every area, all tastes and budgets, and any size of garden. It draws on the talents of celebrated designers such as Tom Stuart Smith, Luciano Giubbilei, Charlotte Rowe, Ian Kitson, John Brookes, Cleve West, Dan Pearson and Andy Sturgeon. It also showcases the work of lesser-known designers whose innovating designs deserve wider recognition. The process of garden design requires many thousands of small decisions in the pursuit of the most appealing solutions for outdoor spaces. But this book makes the complex process simpler by offering ample choices of contemporary design for you to explore what’s possible, what’s practical and what’s affordable. Comprising garden rooms, ornamental details, styles and planting ideas, this book will appeal to every garden owner, whether they manage a small or medium sized garden, a roof terrace, balcony or courtyard space. It offers cutting edge solutions for those seeking an entirely new look as well as key details that can make all the difference. Pagg. 176, Euro 35
  • GREEN WALLS IN HIGH RISE BUILDINGS
    WOOD A. BAHARAMI P. & SAFARIK D.
    This technical guide offers an extensive overview of the use of vertical vegetation in high-rise buildings, an in-depth analysis of green walls, definitions and typology, including standards, policies and incentives. It features comprehensive case studies, along with architectural theories of the public and private benefits of green walls. The book delves into architect-design considerations and limitations, the effects of green walls on energy efficiencies and includes recommendations and future research. Pagg. 260, Euro 62

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