Gardener's Book of Colour

Author(s): Lawson Andrew

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First published in 1996, this Pimpernel Classic edition has been completely redesigned and includes a new foreword by Andrew Lawson. Using his artist's eye and scientist's training, distinguished garden photographer and writer Andrew Lawson shines a new light on using colour in the garden. This book shows myriad ways to put colours together, and demonstrates the extraordinary power of colour to change the sense of space, to suggest coolness or warmth and to evoke different moods. The basis of creating harmonizing and contrasting schemes is explained and illustrated with dramatic examples. All the major schemes are supported by keyline drawings giving full planting details. In addition, illustrated plant directories, arranged by colour and flowering season, provide cultivation details for over 850 plants, enabling you to assemble the right plants for your chosen scheme and to carry that scheme through the year.


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"The word "definitive" makes me nervous, but once you have The Gardener's Book of Colour, I should be surprised if you ever needed another book on the subject." - Ursula Buchan, Sunday Telegraph "As well thought out and thorough as it is possible such a book to be ... but of course, it is the big photographs in the book that make it special. And not just because some of them are captivatingly beautiful, but because they are all organically related to the text."- The Oldie "He talks with reassuring simplicity on such basic yet essential matters as light saturation, tones and colour distribution, so that newcomers to gardening, as well as old hands, will find themselves understanding the huge and potentially complex subject of colour in the garden. This is a constructive book, and beautiful, too." - Hortus

Andrew Lawson is one of the world's leading garden photographers, a painter, a passionate and knowledgeable gardener and an engaging garden writer. He is the author of six successful books including Plants for All Seasons (Frances Lincoln, 1992). In 1993 he was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Gold Medal for Photographers.

General Fields

  • : 9781910258026
  • : Pimpernel Press
  • : Pimpernel Press
  • : June 2016
  • : 230mm X 170mm
  • : June 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lawson Andrew
  • : Hardback
  • : 635
  • : WM
  • : Colour illustrations throughout