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Avant-gardeners: Fifty Visionaries Of The Contemporary Landscape

by Tim Richardson
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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publishing date: 26/05/2008
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9780500513934
  • ISBN: 0500513937

Synopsis

Profiles of the fifty most exciting contemporary landscape design practices from around the world.

For the past decade, garden and landscape design have seen a burgeoning of new ideas on space and the experience of the outdoors. Recent garden plans have embraced the latest thinking in materials, science, and interactive design, and have appropriated ideas from related disciplines such as architecture and product design, redefining and blurring the borders of nature and the man-made.

With distinctive projects by each featured designer, this book gives an encyclopedic look at the most advanced thinking in garden design, offering a rich archive for practitioners and enthusiasts alike. In addition to practice profiles, there are thematic sections that explain the underlying principles of these innovators' highly individual approaches to creating outdoor space. The book's introduction explains how a rising generation has rejected the Romantic, naturalistic tradition of Western garden design, favoring instead the influences of Modernism, Postmodernism, Pop Art, and Land Art. 500+ color illustrations.

Including work by:
• Atelier Big City, Montreal
• Thomas Balsley, New York
• Andy Cao, Los Angeles
• Claude Cormier, Montreal
• Topher Delaney, San Francisco
• Gustafson-Porter, Seattle
• Fritz Haeg, Los Angeles
• Paula Hayes, New York
• Patricia Johanson, New York
• Ron Lutsko, San Francisco
• Meyer & Silberberg, San Francisco
• Nip Paysage, Montreal
• Plant, Toronto
• Mark Rios, Los Angeles
• Janet Rosenberg, Toronto
• Martha Schwartz, Boston
• Ken Smith, New York
• Michael van Valkenburgh, New York

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