New Garden Design: Inspiring Private Paradises

New Garden Design: Inspiring Private Paradises

by Zahid Sardar
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423603344
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Edition description:
First
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
1,181,609
Product dimensions:
12.12(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.14(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Walled Roman pleasure gardens with frescoes, such as those preserved at Pompeii, show how the Greeks before them must have tried to shape their sacred parks and gardens. Kitchen gardens, we learn from ancient chroniclers, were within paved open-to-sky courts outside a one-room house and may have had potted herbs and plants, while horticultural space for vegetables and flowers grown in the ground was usually within shouting distance of the town gate.

Meet the Author

Zahid Sardar is the design editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and has reported on garden, interior and architecture design for twenty years in the Bay Area. His work appears in Chronicle Magazine and other national and international design publications such as House & Garden, Western Interiors and Design, Elle Décor, Architecture, Metropolis, Elle Decoration and Schoner Wohnen magazines.

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