Clarke, Ethne and Wright, George.
Title ENGLISH TOPIARY GARDENS.
Publisher Phoenix, (London, 1997).
Seller ID 15208
160 pp, oblong small 8vo (7 1/2" H x 9 7/8" D), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with full color photographs. "England has the finest examples of topiary in the world, from simple geometric shapes to fanciful figures clipped in yew. The clipping and training of trees is one of the oldest garden art forms...In the seventeenth century no English garden was complete without regiments of leafy figures and hedges clipped in geometric precision. Author Ethne Clark and photographer George Wright have toured England seeking topiary throughout the land, gathering information on its hisotry and cultivation from the gardeners who tend it. The result...celebrates the diverse art with examples ranging from mazes to Egyptian t emples, from peacocks to a locomotive engine, from rabbits to a leafy Nessie." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate rubbing - no color loss, soft crease on covers, tiny surface paper loss at bottom corner of front cover. VG