Claude Monet (1840-1926) spent the last 43 years of his life at Giverny, an hour northwest of
, creating the paintings for which he is most revered. He had rented the house in 1883 and by 1890, was successful enough to buy it. With two acres of land, Monet composed his famous gardens with an impressionist’s care for color and form. He had his large family and seven gardeners to help him, but always remained the visionary choreographer, providing precise designs and layouts for plantings. Paris
Drawing upon the words of Monet and his contemporaries, the just-released Monet at Giverny (Garden Art Press) is a celebration of this unique artistic mind…and offers a wealth of horticultural detail. With more than 150 illustrations (photos, engravings, garden views, etc.), this gorgeous 192-page hardcover will delight any art or garden lover….and every Francophile.
Monet at Giverny was released in the
early this month and is just now hitting bookstores in the UK . US
Author Caroline Holmes is a garden historian, lecturer, author and designer. Her other books include
, Follies of Victorian Gardens Europe—Architectural Extravaganzas and A Zest for Herbs. She lives in and lectures regularly at the Suffolk at the Institute of Continuing Education and the Royal Horticultural Society. University of Cambridge
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