Celebrated landscape architect Jean Mus designs gardens that reflect his extraordinary abilities as both an artist and a horticulturalist. Mus's lavish installations display a rich spectrum of Mediterranean influences, incorporating pottery, slate walkways, sleek water channels, and Mediterranean flora. In Mediterranean Gardens, Mus invites the reader to explore twenty of the exclusive gardens that have made him famous. Dane McDowell guides us across the artist's verdant landscapes throughout southern France and into Greece and Portugal. She divulges the stories behind Mus's gardens and peppers the text with technical and reflective anecdotes from the designer himself. The sublime photographs of Vincent Motte provide inspiration to gardeners, Mediterranean buffs, and landscape designers alike.
Dane McDowell is editor-in-chief of the magazine Residence Decoration.