Ramblings of a "New American" Gardener

Garden photographs

A review of Dreamscapes: Inspiration and beauty in gardens near and far, by Claire Takacs

July 31, 2018

  All images © Claire Takacs/Hardie Grant   Claire Takacs’ Dreamscapes: Inspiration and Beauty in Gardens Near and Far is a welcome addition to the canon of photographic garden books. This book of notable gardens, some very well known, some less so, is far more than another pretty coffee table book. Takacs (pronounced “Ta-kahsh” with a […]

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Garden in the abstract

July 22, 2013
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This image is of a type I’m fond of. Not abstract, exactly … but a view of the garden that isn’t possible with just the human eye. These “abstract” compositions, chance arrangements of plants and objects, rely on the camera’s inability to see in three dimensions … and, of course, my ability to frame what […]

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