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Lexicon of Garden and Landscape Architecture By Meto J Vroom. Birkhäuser, 2006. 352pp. £28 Reviewing Robert Cowan's

The Dictionary of Urbanism (AJ 28.04.05), Joe Holyoak said how easy it was to get waylaid, as one entry after another lured you from the term you rst sought. Here's another reference book that encourages such browsing - the kind of winding route you might take on an 18th-century estate before reaching the house at its heart.

That's helped in this case by many well-chosen illustrations, which range from Renaissance paintings to schemes by West 8 and supply a visual appeal few lexicons have.

But veteran Dutch landscape architect Meto Vroom's text is measured and his entries often more like essays than simple denitions, with bibliographies and cross-references to expand each theme. This is a book for every ofce library.

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