Let us cultivate in our garden.”
When French queen, Catherine de Medici created the Tuileries Palace and garden outside the medieval walls of Paris, she began the unprecedented expansion and greening of one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
These days, Paris’ extraordinary public parks are rivalled only by secret courtyards behind inscrutable nineteenth-century facades, and miniature orchards of delight on hidden roof terraces.
Among more than forty exquisite gardens within In & Out of Paris
, are fresh concepts in the city’s environs such as Meudon, Vaux-Le-Vitcomte, Versailles and Courances, which are all bastions of classic Andre Le Notre-style French gardens. Readers will also explore the gardens of celebrated artist Jean-Michel Othoniel, art aficionado Pierre Berge, Australian couturier Martin Grant’s tiny terrace in the Marais and Mexican painter MariCarmen Hernandez’s Montmartre rooftop.
In & Out of Paris
also showcases the work of top modern masters Louis Benech, Giles Clement, Pascal Cribier, and many more who represent a new era of experiments, colour and asymmetry in the Paris garden.
Give yourself a lesson in beauty and history, with In & Out of Paris
In & Out of Paris features:
Written by Zahid Sardar.
Hardcover – 264 pages.
Visual showcase of forty French gardens, both great and small.
Beautiful, full colour photographs by Marion Brenner throughout.
Divided into chapters – Garden Estates, Private Paris and Public Parks.
Presented in a lovely dust cover.
Dimensions: 24cm (w) x 31.5cm (h) x 3cm (d).