An important resource for all garden historians...a wonderful book. -- Penelope Hobhouse, Garden Writer, Historian, and Designer A monumental and brilliantly illustrated physical and intellectual history of gardens since the Renaissance that belongs in every serious library; invaluable to every student of the overwhelming role of architecture in even the smallest garden. -- Henry Mitchell, Garden Columnist, The Washington Post
Anthony Vidler is Dean and Professor of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union, New York. He is the author of Warped Space: Art, Architecture, and Anxiety in Modern Culture (2000), and The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely (1992), both published by The MIT Press, and other books.
Brilliant....Anthony Vidler is a conceptual conjurer of formidable skill.- J. Mordaunt Crook, New York Times Book Review