London: Garden Art Press, 2008. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. 256, indexed, bibliography, illustrated with color photographs. Very Good in Very Good DJ; closed tear on back cover. Item #19710
The folly has given Europe a superb legacy of idiosyncratic, often experimental architecture, ranging from the Baroque and Rococo through Art Nouveau to the present day. Built for pleasure and conceived with passion and self-indulgence, these wonderful buildings reflect and celebrate the individuals who created them. From the magnificent power of Sanssouci in Potsdam, to the quixotic Italianate village of Portmeirion in Wales; from a contemporary fernery made of wine bottles at Westonbury Water Gardens, Pembridge, to the Villa Padierna's Teatro in Marbella all are testament to imagination and eccentricity. From the Old House Journal reference library.