Ambitious in scope and lavishly illustrated, this major illustrated monograph surveys every period in garden design and landscape architecture, from classical antiquity and the medieval cloisters to the latest trends in modern design, focusing on both the Western and Eastern traditions and their influences. Captured here are two millennia of garden history - the most comprehensive garden photo documentary ever undertaken by a single author. From the Roman gardens at Hadrian's villa to the modern work of landscape architects, historical and contemporary gardens are showcased with special attention to the relationship between gardens and houses. The informative text reveals the evolutions, transformations, influences, and trends that characterize these beautiful landscapes, putting into context their aesthetic appeal. Gardens are unique, reflecting the landscape, flora, and climate of their environments as well as the heritage, history, architectural styles, and influences of society. From the fountain gardens of Persia to the prairie-style gardens currently popular, from the Zen gardens of Buddhist temples to the Impressionist gardens in Giverny, the huge variety of gardens is a testament to our age-old desire to tame and refashion nature. This gorgeously photographed book will captivate travelers and garden admirers alike and inspire gardeners with ideas for design, horticulture, and use.
Renowned for his dynamic blend of Swedish modernism and English romanticism, Ulf Nordfjell is one of the world's leading contemporary garden designers. This is the first book in English about his work. A master of composing with perennials, grass, and bulbs, Nordfjell also has a deep engagement with the landscapes that surround his gardens. Materials such as Swedish granite, steel, and timber give his gardens structure and a powerful identity, animated by water and light. Every detail of his composition is meticulously worked out, and the gardens reveal new aspects through the seasons. This book covers 14 of Nordfjell's gardens, including his 2009 Best in Show and 2007 Gold Medal gardens at Chelsea. Accompanying Ulf Nordfjell's thoughtful and lucid text are Jerry Harpur's superb photographs, which were taken over several years and represent the gardens in all seasons in both general views and details.
Tropical gardens are man-made paradises on earth: The seductive perfume of exotic flowers, gently splashing water and unimaginable shades of colors provide the beholder with the setting for a dream. Since many are privately owned, this publication allows readers to look behind the gates and to discover the stunning beauty of some of the most magnificent tropical gardens of the world. These veritable lands of wonder betray the sure instinct and eye for details as well as the botanical knowledge of their landscape architects and gardeners. In addition to the creative arrangement of plants and trees, lakes and creeks with other natural treasures, the selected gardens show numerous ways of how added elements such as bridges, gazebos and garden furniture enhance the enchanting environment and accommodate the human visitor.
Richard Taylor, author of the best-selling "How to Read a Church", joins forces with garden historian Andrew Eburne to produce the ultimate guide to historic and modern gardens. Gardens are amongst the fastest-growing visitor attractions today - in the UK alone 15 million people will visit a garden this year. "How to Read an English Garden" is the essential book for every garden lover. It provides an account of the different elements of gardens of all ages and explains their meaning and their history. Here, you'll find the answer to such questions as: when were tulips introduced into our gardens, and what was 'tulip-mania'? What is a knot-garden, and what was the origin of its design? Who was 'Capability' Brown, and how did he get his name? And why are mazes such a common feature in English garden design? In addition, the book explains how lawns, flowerbeds, trees and ponds came to be a feature, not just of grand houses but of gardens everywhere. Among the many subjects covered are: garden design, plant introductions and collectors, kitchen gardens, water gardens, and garden styles from around the world - English, American, Chinese and Moorish to name just a few. Clearly laid out and beautifully illustrated, "How to Read an English Garden" brings historic and modern gardens to life: a book to accompany garden visitors everywhere, or to be enjoyed and dipped into at home.
Free Market Criminal Justice explains how excessive faith in democratic politics and free markets has undermined the rule of law in the US criminal process. It argues that, to strengthen the rule of law, American criminal justice needs less democracy, less market-inspired process, and more law. This book concludes with proposals for reforms to rebuild the rule of law in the criminal process.
This book provides evidence of stock market reaction to earnings announcement during a recessionary period of the business cycle, provides evidence of the earnings'' informativeness and provide evidence with regard to capital market efficiency of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) ALT-X stock market. Empirical evidence demonstrates that there is substantial negative share price reaction to earnings announcements on the ALT-X stock market. The study in this book indicated that the information content of earnings is quite noticeable; however, during the event window chosen there was a constant stream of information, and no price recovery was observed in this study. The JSE ALT-X also shows the weak form of market efficiency. The research findings on which this book is based on have practical implications for investors, practitioners and academics alike. The findings shed light on the behaviour of a small ALT-X stock market in relation to finance theory.
Efficient market is one in which prices completely show all possibly available information. In the foreign exchange market this entails market participants to produce a bunch of exchange rates using all available information bearing on the suitable value of exchange rate. Efficient market hypothesis examines whether any information relevant to the market is impulsively reflected in the market prices or not? The purpose of this research is to investigate and provide an objective analysis to address the following questions for a large sample of forecasts. (i) Whether the foreign exchange market of Pakistan is efficient or not, based on the Fama (1970) conjectures of efficiency, and (ii) On the ground of results obtained, experientially analyze for the incidence of Bandwagon effect or herd behavior in the Pakistan Exchange rate market and the presence of profitable trading opportunities.
Described by the New York Times as a "Champion of Gardens in New York," Betsy Pinover Schiff has been photographing urban plantings and chronicling the "greening" of the city for nearly a decade. Once limited to private spaces and elite neighborhoods, these plantings now proliferate throughout the boroughs, enhancing the streetscape throughout the city. Sidewalk Gardens of New York presents the range of possibilities: tree wells, planters and flowering baskets, lush medians that mitigate the frenzy of the street; plazas and pocket parks offering respite to pedestrians; building plantings that create a transition between public and private; community gardens; and the major parks and gardens that are newly planted along the waterfront. Informative text by horticulturalist Alicia Whitaker describes strategies for successful planting and garden design in the harsh urban environment."Just try keeping up with her on West 10th Street between the Avenue of the Americas and Fifth Avenue. The block became a new favorite once she realized how many trees and shrubs and flowers had been planted there. Another new favorite is on Bainbridge Street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, a block with front-yard gardens and planters and well-tended tree wells. "I think I've walked every street in Manhattan and well beyond into the other boroughs," Schiff said."--The New York Times, August 15, 2015
Paris – the most beautiful city in the world! The most romantic! It’s the perfect place for a girl and her grandad to spend the day. Join them as they explore Paris’s iconic landmarks and experience its culture and style first-hand: visit a traditional street market, climb to the top of Notre-Dame, wander through the Tuileries Gardens and gaze up at the Eiffel Tower. Salvatore Rubbino's friendly text and fresh, lively illustrations beautifully capture the delight of a young visitor experiencing the wonders of Paris – the City of Lights!
Futures Market movement always depends on the fluctuation of the spot market. Elements of the futures market such as Open Interest, Trade volume, Volatility of futures return and Turn over are having direct link with futures return. Underlying Market return is the major influencing factor of the futures market, but the uncertain events of the futures market can be explained by observing the different relation ships of variables in the futures market.Market Depth, Market Volatility and market Trends are having causal relationship with futures return. Market responses and reflections are explained by the study with the help of econometric models like VAR Granger Causality/Block Exogeniety test, Impulse Response Function and Variance Decomposition.Indian stock and derivative markets are so speculative and volatile, the prediction of the movement is very difficult. Daily return series of S&P CNX Nifty and its underlying index from 2000 to 2010 are taken for the analysis. The whole study period is divided in to five stages as per the market movement and structural break of the data series. The empirical results of the study reveals the determinants of the futures market in India.
Now available again in a new edition, this multi-faceted tour through the gardens of Claude Monet and his home at Giverny offers a stunning portrait of a great artist's world. The radiant colors and brilliant composition of Monet's floral paintings, accompanied by photographs of the Giverny gardens from the artist's time and today, insights into the artist's domestic world, examples of his horticultural genius, and even recipes from his kitchen. Readers will learn what daily life was like in the artist's home and find inspiration on how to create their own beautiful gardens. The book also includes reproductions from famous American Impressionists in the collection of the Musee d'art americain, a living tribute to Monet.
Grey Gardens (1975) is one of most important documentary films of the past thirty years, gaining the status of a cult classic. Matthew Tinkcom argues that the film reshaped documentary cinema by moving the non-fiction camera to the heart of the household, a private space into which film-makers had seldom previously ventured.
Blessed with a colourful history and temperate climate, Paris has a rich variety of gardens and a diverse range of flora. The history, aesthetics, design and botanical heritage of Parisian parks are brilliantly displayed in this book, in the watercolours.
The literature of market integration has become like a disseminated big puzzle of knowledge. For senior researches this is not a challenging matter as they have been in that field of knowledge for long time and undoubtedly they knew it from head to toes. The problem is that new researchers to the field of market integration might find it very stressful and difficult to constitute basic knowledge about related aspects of market integration without searching through hundreds and thousands of related academic resources. Therefore, this book aims to provide succinct and thorough overview of the related aspects of market integration over seven chapters including definitions of market integration, theories of market integration, dimensions of market integration, determining factors of stock market integration, measurements of financial market integration, and the importance of regional financial market integration.