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The Ever Changing Garden: Man's Search for Harmony in Garden Design by Arne Klingborg

190 pages. 185 illustrations.

This beautiful, large-format book was born out of a Swedish art exhibition of paintings and canvases depicting various aspects of garden history and design.

Arne Klingborg and a large group of collaborators—including professional gardeners, farmers, artists, architects, sculptors, and scientists—became fascinated with the history of gardens, their relationship to their environment, and garden design. They began studying various gardens and parks and became intimately acquainted with their features, architecture, purposes and motifs. Eventually they decided to portray a history of gardening through many large-scale canvases, which formed the basis of the Stockholm exhibition.

The Ever Changing Garden, a colorful and inspiring book, includes chapters on form and order, pleasure gardens, fragrance, fruits and flowing water, meadows and allotments, and the language of nature.