Extraordinary Edens from Around the World
- Publication Date: November 11, 2014
- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Trim Size: 10 1⁄4 x 11 1⁄4
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-1398-9
- Page Count: 280
- Illustrations: 200 color photographs
- Rights: World English
Throughout history and around the world, monarchies have overseen the creation of splendid gardens on the grounds of their royal palaces, leaving a legacy of incredibly gorgeous places rich with historical importance. These gardens were conceived not only for the pleasure of kings and queens but also as a sign of their power. In this lavishly illustrated book, photographer Jean-Baptiste Leroux takes us on an exclusive walk through some of the most beautiful gardens in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia—all of which have belonged, or still belong, to royal families. Author Stéphane Bern presents the intriguing history of these unforgettable landscapes, accented by personal testimonies of their owners.
About the author
Stéphane Bern is an expert on the history of monarchies and a well-known figure in French media. He is the anchor of Secrets d’histoire, a national French television show. Jean-Baptiste Leroux is an acclaimed landscape and garden photographer whose work has been featured in many books, including Jardins à la française, Jardins de Versailles, and Dans les jardins des Grimaldi.