Perfect for lovers of gardens and tropical architecture and might just tempt you to join our tour in 2019!
Geoffrey Bawa (1919 – 2003) was regarded by many as the greatest exponent of tropical architecture of his era and the principal force behind Tropical Modernism. But perhaps his greatest strength lay in his love of landscape and gardens so that his works are always exciting and harmonious.
This is the story of two brothers, Geoffrey and Bevis, and their exquisite gardens, Brief and Lunuganga, 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 the brothers. The 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 so that the book has something to offer followers of Geoffrey Bawa, tropical-garden enthusiasts and to all those, seeking a photographic portrait of Sri Lanka.