Kameon shares insights for making dynamic outdoor spaces that are both beautiful and usable. Inspired by the mid-century modern ethos that introduced the idea of everyday outdoor living, she explains how to construct complete environments-- not just what to look for when choosing the paths, walls, and plants, but also the lighting, furniture, and accessories.
This classic of landscape architecture has been required reading for the residential garden design professional, student, and generalist since its publication in 1955. Gardens Are for People contains the essence of Thomas Church's design philosophy and much practical advice. Amply illustrated by site plans and photographs of some of the 2,000 gardens Church designed during the course of his career, the third edition has a new Preface as well as a selected bibliography of writings by and about Church. Called "the last great traditional designer and the first great modern designer," Church was one of the central figures in the development of the modern California garden. For the first time, West Coast designers based their work not on imitation of East Coast traditions, but on climatic, landscape, and lifestyle characteristics unique to California and the West. Church viewed the garden as a logical extension of the house, with one extending naturally into the other. His plans reflect the personality and practical needs of the homeowner, as well as a pragmatic response to the logistical demands of the site.
Look beyond the back door and discover the outdoor spaces that are waiting to be shaped into natural, relaxing extensions of the home. With gorgeous photographs throughout--many of them full-page--this inspiring guide immerses you in the aesthetics of outdoor living, from tiled gardens to trellised dining areas. Learn how boundaries, from low shrubs to metal walls, are essential to creating comfortable outdoor spaces, and how gardens can achieve the right balance of light and shadow. Also included are instructions for building wood and metal archways, "sleeper” steps, and a continuously refilling water chute; there is even a section on creating the perfect tree house! A Selection of the Homestyle Book Club.
A visual journey through the history of landscape design For thousands of years, people have altered the meaning of space by reshaping nature. As an art form, these architectural landscape creations are stamped with societal imprints unique to their environment and place in time. Illustrated History of Landscape Design takes an optical sweep of the iconic landscapes constructed throughout the ages. Organized by century and geographic region, this highly visual reference uses hundreds of masterful pen-and-ink drawings to show how historical context and cultural connections can illuminate today's design possibilities. This guide includes: Storyboards, case studies, and visual narratives to portray spaces Plan, section, and elevation drawings of key spaces Summaries of design concepts, principles, and vocabularies Historic and contemporary works of art that illuminate a specific era Descriptions of how the landscape has been shaped over time in response to human need Directing both students and practitioners along a visually stimulating timeline, Illustrated History of Landscape Design is a valuable educational tool as well as an endless source ofinspiration.
Create Vertical Gardens with Purpose: Pollinators - Herbs and Veggies - Aromatherapy - Many More
Author: Shawna Coronado
In Grow a Living Wall, you'll find clear, step-by-step information that explains everything you need to know to create your own vertical gardens. Choosing equipment and plants, making growing medium, planting and watering, and even hanging your creation are covered in full detail. Each featured garden has its own chapter filled with useful tips, stunning photography, and fascinating background stories that point out how much difference a small garden can make. Like Shawna herself, the gardens you'll find in Grow a Living Wall are positive, life-affirming, and sure to produce a smile or two.--COVER.
Garrett Eckbo was one of the most highly respected and influential American modernist landscape architects. This book presents a synthesis of Eckbo's thinking and professional work and sets forth his theoretical approach to achieving the 'total landscape'.
Regionalism has become a much-discussed design issue for landscape architects in recent years. Increased mobility, uprootedness, and the pace of change in an increasingly technological society have all contributed to interest in the concept because it places value on cultural continuity in local areas. This approach to garden design deliberately takes into account the region and attempts to capture the spirit of the place, the plant material, and symbolic qualities that define its natural and cultural character. The articles in this volume lay a foundation for examining regionalism in American garden design. The organization of the papers is by geographical area: the West Coast, the Midwest, the South, and New England. Wilhelm Miller's seminal essay of 1915, The Prairie Spirit in Landscape Gardening, has been reprinted as an appendix. This essay, which is frequently cited but rarely seen, is often regarded as the "regionalist" manifesto.
Yvonne D. Slaney was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina and grew up between Pine Level and Princeton on a farm. She had an older brother, Rudolph. Ms. Slaney excelled in school, being the high school valedictorian. She went on to attend Campbell College and later Wake Forest College, majoring in English. She taught school briefly before marrying and starting a family. The mother of five children, two girls and three boys, she embraced her role of motherhood. In 1971, Ms. Slaney returned to North Carolina after living away twenty-one years, eleven in Massachusetts. Since returning home, Ms. Slaney taught school in several grades, mostly in middle school levels, in schools throughout Johnston County. In 1994, she retired from teaching to fulfill her call from God which she received in 1969. The call was to move back to N.C. to the farm she grew up on and to host traveling Christians. During the time of teaching and raising her children, and after her retirement, she hosted guests, from five different countries and approximately twenty-five different states. Today, over forty years since her salvation and call to ministry, she is still active in her ministry. On the twenty some acre pine tree filled land, better known as Pine Tree Retreat, there is a pleasant, peaceful atmosphere of the Holy Spirit. Ms. Slaney has future plans to expand the facilities of the retreat, as well as to continue writing more books. Her motto is 'Live for God in all that you do!' Deborah Slaney Pastor of Faith Warriors Ministry Center