At first, Jane Brown's book looks like another glossy 'lifestyle'number, but it has rather more substance. She structures her chronological survey of Modernist garden design around 11 'masterworks' that span the twentieth century, including the Gropius House at Lincoln, Massachussetts, Dan Kiley's garden for Saarinen and Roche's Miller House at Columbus, Indiana, and Arne Jacobsen's wonderful fusion of architecture and landscape at St Catherine's College, Oxford (below). But she also laments a huge missed opportunity: 'The modern garden was smothered out of existence by jungles of perennials and old roses, and rejected in favour of eclectic revivals.' Her concluding hope - how well founded? - is that this new century will see a recovery of nerve.