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Reviews of Paraiso Mexicano: Gardens, Landscapes, and Mexican Soul (1st edition)

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Author (1): Marie-Pierre Colle

Hardcopy edition:
Publish date: March 2002
Published by: Clarkson Potter
List price: $60.00
ISBN Number: 0609606867

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Positive petit_potager On May 15, 2006, petit_potager wrote:

The gardens of Mexico are some of the most extraordinary in the world. Many generations Mexico’s people have applied their inventiveness to tame their soil using bold combinations of color, plants, and materials.

This book depicts exotic and lush garden spaces. There are dazzling and elegant combinations, interesting use of space that combine fruits, vegetables, spices and medicinal herbs alongside vibrant magenta bougainvillea, blue agave, wild lupine, and dahlias – the national flower of Mexico.

“Paraiso Mexicano : Gardens, Landscapes, and Mexican Soul” has spectacular juxtapositions of color and surfaces; wild cactus and succulents collection bordering views of Valle de Bravo’s azure lake and mountains. Or, film legend, Maria Felix’s enchanting outdoor mirrored pavilion with Charles X chandelier and Portuguese azulejos converging with saltillo tiles in a pleasing blue and terra cotta composition completing her Cuernavaca tropical garden paradise.

The more than 280 photographs are awe-inspiring illuminations of the rich and complex culture of Mexico.


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