New Garden Design: Inspiring Private Paradises [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423613817
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 919,425
  • File size: 20 MB
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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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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.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction: The First Garden 12

The Garden Wall 22

Persian Inspiration in San Francisco 26

Conversation Pieces 30

Mexico in Santa Monica 34

Garden at Big Sur 38

Water in The garden 44

A Crater Lake 48

A Taste of the Wild 54

Green Rooms 58

Learning Their Lines 60

A Garden in the Woods 66

A Waterfront Garden 68

Water Garden 72

Rivers of Rock 78

dry gardens 84

Living with Cactus 88

The Thrill of Euphorbia 94

A Southern California Palette 100

High and Dry in the City 106

Flashy Wonders on a Mountaintop 112

A Painter's Garden 116

Home on the Beach 120

pavilions and follies 126

A Pagoda Fantasy 130

Perennial Color in a Flowerless Garden 136

Hideout in the Trees 140

bountiful gardens 146

Sonoma Harvest 150

For a Bold Landscape, a Bolder Garden 158

Uncommon Harvest 164

Ridgetop Farming 168

art in the garden 174

Grounds for Sculpture 178

Casa Bowes Garden 184

Bold Forms in a Cultivated Paradise 190

Ocean Gallery 196

Exotic collections 200

The Learning Game 204

Gallery Garden 208

Maybeck's Hideaway 214

Hilltop Wonderland 218

healing Gardens 222

History Walk 226

Following Zen 230

Gardening with Reverence 234

Resources 243

Bibliography 247

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