Before he took up photography, Alain Le Toquin was a researcher in ornithology and animal ecology at the French National Museum of Natural History. After working for magazines such as Figaro, Geo and Le Chasseur francais, he published several works, including Gardens of the Middle Ages and The Most Beautiful Gardens in the World. Alain Le Toquin lives in Paris. Jacques Bosser is a journalist, lecturer, and translator of over 40 books on architecture, design and photography. He contributes to various magazines, including Architectural Digest, He is also the author of The Most Beautiful Libraries of the World and, with Alain Le Toquin, The Most Beautiful Gardens in the World. Jacques Bosser lives in Paris.