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A study of 100 contemporary gardens from the early 1920s to the present day, with a focus on creative and innovative design that makes a break from tradition.

Contains an outline of the history of the contemporary garden, from the experimentation of the early 20th century to today's conceptual creations.

Arranged in chronological order, it includes gardens from all over the world by leading designers such as Roberto Burle-Marx (Brazil), Tadao Ando (Japan), Adriaan Geuze (Netherlands), Fernando Caruncho (Spain) and Martha Schwartz (USA).

Features all types of garden, including Modernist landscapes, coneptual spaces, water and roof gardens, and urban parks. Each entry consists of a full-page image accompanied by a description of the garden, its designer and historical context.

Including a directory of gardens open to the public, 'The Contemporary Garden' is an easy-to-use guide for garden designers and enthusiasts alike.

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