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Letture di febbraio 2015

  • Il giardino del Negombo, Ischia. Anna Maria Botticelli, Grandi Giardini Italiani, 2014, 14 euro
    Un nuovo titolo nella collana che Grandi Giardini Italiani dedica ai giardini del circuito. L’autrice ci racconta il giardino creato dal paesaggista Casasco.
  • 100 giardini per Expo 2015, Grandi Giardini Italiani, 2014, 14 euro
    Una guida speciale dei giardini del circuito con le aperture e gli eventi particolari per il periodo di Expo 2015
  • I luoghi del cuore del Fai-L’italia scelta dagli italiani, RCS libri, 2014, 39 euro (32 per soci Fai).
    Per informazioni
  • In & Out of Paris: gardens of secret delights, Zahind Sardar, Gibbs M Smith, 32 sterline
    un libro splendidamente illustrato che ci guida a giardini privati e spazi pubblici creati da garden designer contemporanei
  • Companion to scented plants, Stephen Lacey, Frances Lincoln Publ., 2014, 35.50 euro
    Un libro che elenca oltre un migliaio di piante profumate dando suggerimenti sul tipo di fragranza e sul modo migliore di impiegarle
  • Les quatre saisons de Gilles Clement. Biographie, Frédérique Basset, Ed Rue de l’Echiquier, Ottobre 2014, 15 euro
    Una biografia dedicata all’opera e al pensiero del grande paesaggista francese

Dalla Libreria della natura febbraio

    Qu’est-ce qu’un jardin ? Quel cheminement emprunte sa création ? Quatorze paysagistes talentueux y répondent en ouvrant exceptionnellement les portes d’un de leurs jardins, en Europe, aux Caraïbes, ou encore en Australie et en Nouvelle-Zélande. Plan et croquis à l’appui, ils reviennent sur les étapes qui ont donné vie au jardin, détaillent les attentes du commanditaire, l’axe de leur projet, sa mise en oeuvre, le choix des plantations… Une invitation à une visite très privée des lieux et, à travers elle, un regard sur la création paysagère contemporaine. Pagg. 238, cm 27×21, rilegato.
    Euro 42
    Manualetto filosofico-tecnico per giardinieri, ortisti e progettisti, editore: MAGGIOLI EDITORE, Euro 25
    WILEY K.
    In this innovative design guide, expert author Keith Wiley introduces gardeners to a broad range of woodland and shade-loving plants. He offers a tempting array of must-have shade plants to inspire plant combinations. The author also provides advice on how to choose the best woodland plants to suit a variety of climatic and soil conditions. His approach of combining ‘like-minded’ plants in self-supporting colonies gives readers the confidence to take their gardens to the next level. Pagg. 280, cm 20×24, rilegato, euro 35
    Camellias of China, includes 801 Chinese Camellia cultivars and species. Among of them, 439 are C.japonia cultivars, 175 are C.reticulata cultivars, 30 are C.sasanqua cultivars, 33 are camellia spp. cultivars, 36 are wild camellia species and 22 are golden camellia. Only cultivars traditionally cultivated in China or that were selected or bred in China and are considered as Chinese camellia cultivars, have been included in this book. Although numerous research papers and monographs on camellia have been published in recent decades, there has not been a book which has introduced all the Chinese camellias completely. Many historical problems and questions about Chinese camellias remained unsolved and unanswered. Moreover, more problems about scientific research, industrialization, communication and nomenclatural standards appeared along with the development and research of camellias and these problems have often hindered the progress of camellia research and exchange. Through the great efforts of the Chinse Camella Society and active participation of many colleagues, we compiled this book. A large number of persons prticipated in compiling this book authors include many of the famous and currently active camellia researchers, enthusiasts, propagators andbreeders in China. Pagg. 460, cm 22×29, rilegato.
    Euro 180
    REISS, M.
    Apples have sustained, delighted and intoxicated people throughout history. This ubiquitous fruit has always been more than something to eat or drink; it is planted deep within the myths, religion and art of almost every culture. Icon of beauty, desire and sin, of wholesome country harvests, healthy eating and hidden poison, the apple is a symbol, recognized as readily as a brand of computers and a record label as it is on supermarket shelves. One of the most widely distributed fruits on the planet, spread by man, beast and bug over millions of years, today’s apples originated in the mountains of Central Asia and journeyed along the Silk Road to Europe and the New World. From the days of Charlemagne to Johnny Appleseed and the colonization of South Africa, settlers were required to plant apple orchards, leading to the development of new towns. The fruit figured in the politics of expansion and the displacement of Native Americans on the American frontier; once a seasonal fixture of every small farm, the apple is now a global commodity, produced, packaged and distributed as a mass-market item.This book explores the apple’s history and the latest debates about the use of agrichemicals, the rise of organic and heirloom orchards, and the hopes and fears of genetic crop modification. Beautifully illustrated with historic and contemporary images, and with a directory of popular and heirloom varieties, Apple is a mouth-watering exploration of this fascinating fruit. Pagg. 224, cm 15×22, rilegato.
    Euro 24

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