This book has all the right components to make a splash. Fine publishing, superb photography, brilliant and interesting text to acknowledge one of the best Italian garden designers. At the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show 2009, Giubbilei produced one of the most endearing gardens, one that many wanted to emulate - the Laurent Perrier garden. For those who loved that garden, who didn't? it is included in this book. He defines his garden design process as 'spacial art'. This book takes a look at many of the gardens he has designed and also briefly at his design process, too briefly for me. However, the individuals gardens we are invited to look at in depth reveal even more about Luciano and the way he designs and what is ultimately important to him as a designer - space, space , space. The treatment is contemporary with usually minimal planting, neatly clipped and ordered. The planting is specimen-style planting placed for maximum effect. His sense of proportion is supreme. The separate elements whether art, hard landscaping or seating are incorporated as a harmonious whole. Everything fits. The overall effect is mastery of beauty and simplicity. Luciano makes garden designing look easy - so check out the Site Development section to see what goes on behind the scenes. Luciano will capture our imaginations and deserve our adulation for many years to come. This book is for all those who love good gardens and for designers hoping to capture the spirit of contemporary gardening at its best. This review first appeared on Karen Platt's book review website.