June 26, 2017

New Garden Design: Inspiring Private Paradises

From vegetable and succulent gardens to sculpture and rose gardens to mountain and waterfront gardens, New Garden Design covers a range of interpretations incorporating walls, fountains, pavilions, canals, pools, terraces and groves in unexpected ways. The resulting new garden is a pleasure garden vested with spiritual, symbolic and ecological intent. A modernist interpretation of Roman stone furniture and freestanding walls punctuate the space behind a 1970s ranch house. A home designed by Bernard Maybeck is accented with a freehand composition of urns, cement pipes and rusty objects, as well as over a thousand species of plants. A grove of olive trees underplanted with rosemary and lavender fields gives personality to two acres surrounding a house designed by modernist Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta.

Garden ideas spring from many sources, and new gardens today, abstract in design and with seemingly no connection to the formalities of a paradise garden or its Persian, Indian or Greco-Roman and Mediterranean antecedents, echoes them all. New Garden Design aims to show how many ancient lessons haven't been forgotten. These gardens are fertile ground for creation, perception and meditation.

Author: Zahid Sardar
Hardcover: 248 pages
Publisher: Gibbs Smith (July 1, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1423603346
ISBN-13: 978-1423603344
EPUB 19.0 MB

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