Title: Nicole de Vesian Gardens
Publisher: Actes Sud
Book Condition: New
After a brilliant career as a stylist in Paris and New York, culminating in ten years with Hermes, Nicole de Vesian (1916-1996) retired to Provence, where, at the age of 70, she began designing La Louve. Now a European icon, this garden was soon inspiring designers and gardeners from New Zealand to New England. This book deals with her gardens. Num Pages: 152 pages, 100 colour illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DDF; WMB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 246 x 219 x 18. Weight in Grams: 800. . 2012. 0th Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9782742797349
Synopsis: After a career as a renowned fashion designer in Paris and New York, Nicole de Vésian (1916-1996) moved to Provence in the 1980s and, at the age of 70, began creating a series of superbly proportioned and innovative gardens. Classically French in form (even if devoid of symmetry), pared down without being austere and in profound harmony with the surrounding countryside, these green and grey tapestries quickly came to inspire gardeners and garden designers the world over. Indeed, few French gardens are as widely imitated as those of Vésian; as Louisa Jones writes, "she had a feeling for space just as a musician has a good ear." This monograph is the first devoted to Vésian's work, and offers testimonies, reflections and full-color views of her most celebrated creations, including her own celebrated garden, La Louve, in the hilltop village of Bonnieux.
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