New in paperback
A celebration of two very special tropical gardens and the two remarkable brothers who made them. David Robson is the author of Bawa: The Complete Works and Beyond Bawa, both published by Thames & Hudson. Dominic Sansoni is a highly respected Sri Lankan photographer, and knew the Bawa brothers from a very early age.
303 illustrations 27.0 x 24.0 cm 176pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 292921 January £16.95
Bawa The Sri Lanka Gardens David Robson and Dominic Sansoni This is a story of two brothers, Geoffrey and Bevis, and their exquisite gardens, Brief and Lunuganga, set in the lush tropical landscape of Sri Lanka. It begins with a largely photographic overview of the country’s natural features, showing the varied palette of landscapes that inspired Bawa’s sensitive treatment of architecture. At the very heart of the book is an intimate portrait of two gloriously detailed gardens and the personalities that brought them into being; but it is also a story about the nature and landscape of an island of exceptional beauty. As such, the book has something to offer followers of Geoffrey Bawa, tropical-garden enthusiasts and all those seeking a photographic portrait of Sri Lanka.
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978 0 500 291566 £29.95 pb
‘A tantalising portrait … With its catalogue of luminous visitors, glamorous snapshots of the rich at play and delightful sketches by talented friends, this book is as much a gossipy biography as it is a horticultural record, and is none the worse for that’ The Art Book