Majorelle: A Moroccan Oasis by Pierre Berge, Madison Cox & Claire de Virieu
8vo. pp. 79. profusely illustrated with photographs by Clarie de Virieu. hardcover boards. dw. New York: The Vendome Press, .
ISBN-10: 0865652104 / ISBN-13: 9780865652101
from the Small Book of Great Gardens Series.
The Majorelle Gardens of Marrakech were laid out in the 1920s by Louis Majorelle, the French decorator, architect and painter renowned for his participation in both the art nouveau and art deco movements. He gave his name to the shade of blue lavishly used to paint the house and ornament the garden decoration. The site has been restored and replanted by the designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge in the vibrant primary colours of the original, to which they have added their personal touch. This manual explores the Gardens through photographs and text, and includes garden maps, plant lists and practical information on visiting times and best seasons.