Of the all images of Spain here, 93 first appeared in Michael George’s The Gardens of Spain, and are labelled as such in the captions.
The Gardens of Spain, a collection of 203 photographs, was published, with text by Consuelo M Correcher, a distinguished Spanish landscape architect and scholar specializing in the history of gardens, by Harry N Abrams, Inc, Publishers, New York, October 1993.
The Gardens of Spain
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, New York, October 1993, $60.00
12 x 9 ins, 203 colour photographs, 200 pages
Antique Collectors’ Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, October 1993, £35.00
Special Selection, Book-of-the-Month Club, Inc. (USA)
Special Selection, The Garden Book Club (USA)
in Germany published as
Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart, 1997
A very limited number of copies are available for purchase, please use the order button.
There was a presentation of The Gardens of Spain, and a reception, hosted by the Spanish Institute and the Tourist Office of Spain, at the Spanish Institute (now Queen Sofía Spanish Institute), 684 Park Avenue, 19 October 1993.
A slide lecture, sponsored by the Tourist Office of Spain, was given by Michael George at the Spanish Institute, 26 October 1993.
There was a presentation of The Gardens of Spain by Michael George for members of the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, 13 October 1993.
A specially commissioned article, written by Michael George, titled ‘In Search of Eden’, and illustrated with several photographs in The Gardens of Spain, was published as the cover story in volume 54, number 54, Winter issue of Pacific Horticulture magazine, the quarterly publication of the Pacific Horticultural Foundation, San Francisco.
The Gardens of Spain was a Special Selection of Book-of-the-Month Club, Inc and a Special Selection of the Garden Book Club.
Reviews of The Gardens of Spain include the following:
‘George’s photographs convey an excellent sense of place as well as the beauty and character of Spain.’ Laura Lipton, Library Journal, 1 November 1993
‘Michael George has done a brilliant job of photographing some of those hidden, wonderful, private places in Spain.’ Digby Diehl, Good Morning America, WABC-TV, 30 November 1993
‘Here we are shown, in Michael George’s magnificent colour shots, the glories of Spanish gardens.’ House & Garden, December 1993
‘Michael George’s The Gardens of Spain will be a revelation.’ Mac Griswold, Contributor, Town & Country, December 1993
In Spain, the US edition of The Gardens of Spain was sold at the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid and at other leading cultural institutions.
In Britain, the US edition was distributed by Antique Collectors’ Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Spanische Gärten, a German language edition of The Gardens of Spain, was published by Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart, 1997.
‘Note on the Spelling of Place Names. Wherever an Anglicisation exists that involves a change of spelling, I have used it. Thus, Castilla has become Castile, and La Coruña, Corunna. But where the anglicised form merely involves the loss of an accent (as in Aragon or Cordoba), I have stayed with the accented Spanish version.’– John Hooper, The New Spaniards (rev.edn 1987)
‘In Spanish surnames the father’s name is followed by that of the mother. Often the mother’s name is dropped, but if the patronym is more common than the mother’s name, as is the case with Federico García Lorca, the tendency is to use the latter’. *– Ian Gibson, The Death of Lorca (1979)
* The name of Federico García Lorca’s father was Federico García Rodriguez, that of his mother, Vincenta Lorca Romero.
¡ Bien viaje a todos !
‘Oh, lovely Spain! renown’d, romantic land!’
– Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, I. xxxv (1812)
‘Quien dice España, dice todo’.
(‘Whoever says Spain, says everything.’)
‘Aquí esta encerrada el alma de…’.
(‘Here is enshrined the soul of ’)
– Alain-René Lesage, Gil Blas (1715-35) inscription on the score of Elgar’s
Violin Concerto, premiered by its dedicatee, Fritz Kreisler, Queen’s Hall,
London, 10 November 1910