The Sri Lanka Gardens


A celebration of two very special tropical gardens and the two remarkable brothers who made them

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David Robson, Dominic Sansoni


This is a story of two brothers, Geoffrey and Bevis Bawa, and their exquisite gardens, Lunuganga and Brief, set in the lush tropical landscape of Sri Lanka. It begins with a largely photographic overview of the country’s natural features, showing the varied palette of landscapes that inspired Bawa’s sensitive treatment of architecture. At the very heart of the book is an intimate portrait of two gloriously detailed gardens and the personalities that brought them into being. But it is also a story about the nature and landscape of an island of exceptional beauty. As such, the book has something to offer followers of Geoffrey Bawa, tropical-garden enthusiasts and to all those seeking a photographic portrait of Sri Lanka.

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Weight 954 g
Dimensions 24.2 x 26.9 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 February 2017
Number of pages 176
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Text by David Robson, Photographs by Dominic Sansoni
Dimensions 24.2 x 26.9 cm
Weight 954 g


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David Robson is the author of Bawa: The Complete Works and Beyond Bawa, both published by Thames & Hudson.

Dominic Sansoni is a highly respected Sri Lankan photographer and knew the Bawa brothers from a very early age.