The Authentic Garden

The Authentic Garden

Naturalistic and Contemporary Landscape Design

Book - 2015
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"In contemporary American garden design, beauty for beauty's sake is making a comeback. The sixty gardens featured here trace current planting trends across the country, showcasing the best designs of recent years from the verdant Pacific Northwest to the tailored Eastern Seaboard, as well as prairies in Denver and Texas and exquisitely detailed private gardens in the Southwest that create a sense of lushness even while working exclusively within the vocabulary of cactuses and succulents. Plants are used to reinforce meaningful content, ecological strategies, and, most importantly, to create immersive and emotional experiences. As the movements of architectural, naturalistic, meadow, matrix, graphic, and ecological planting design have been adopted in such notable incarnations as the High Line in New York and CityGarden in St. Louis, they have rekindled interest in using plants that suit a given site's ecology - and in letting plants, rather than hardscape elements, lead design. Residential as well as public gardens are featured, and all are united by an immediately perceptible, intelligent selection of plants that create an enthralling, memorable, and fitting sense of place: this is what makes a garden truly authentic."--provided by publisher.
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Monacelli Press, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781580934268
1580934269
Characteristics: 224 pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Fischer, Sandy, - Author

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