THE MODERNIST GARDEN IN FRANCE by Dorothée Imbert
Yale University Press, 1993 First edition, 268 pp., 8 3/4" X 11 1/4" Hardcover
The modernist garden, which flourished in France between the 1910s and the 1930s, vividly mirrored the geometries and cubist aesthetics familiar to the decorative and fine arts of the period. Created by architects and artists, these gardens were often conceived as tableaux in which plants played a role only as pigment or texture. This handsomely illustrated book by Dorothée Imbert presents for the first time—in word and image—a comprehensive study of these arresting architectonic gardens.