- ISBN 9780500515778
- 23.00 x 21.00 cm
- PLC (with jacket)
- 472 Illustrations, 472 in colour
- First published 2011
‘Some of the illustrated designs are truly revolutionary … I dare you not to be dazzled by these creations … gardening at its very best’ – English Garden
'… surely a candidate for landscape book of the year’ – The Hardy Perennial blog
‘A rich directory of ideas which should encourage better planned and more meaningful outdoor spaces through respectful partnerships and collaborations’ - Garden Design Journal
Greater sensitivity to climate change has already made this century one of the most productive periods in landscape and garden design. Designers and clients are increasingly committed to innovative outdoor spaces: in cities, the country and private gardens.
Like its successful predecessor Avant Gardeners, this lively volume contains inspiration for everyone from amateur gardeners to urban policy-makers, from plant enthusiasts to hardscape designers. The fifty innovative design firms presented offer a fresh and highly informed overview of today’s leading practitioners, profiling each studio’s work through texts, up-to-date projects, plans and photographs.
The selection spans well-established names, such as Patrick Blanc (France), Fernando Caruncho (Spain), Dan Pearson (UK) and Stephen Stimson (US), to smaller, lesser-known studios, such as Ossart & Maurières (France), Wette + Künecke (Germany) and Landscape India (India).
Thematic essays identify the preoccupations and practices of today’s designers – ranging from creating new landforms to the trend towards landscape urbanism.
Tim Richardson is an internationally respected landscape critic. Former landscape editor at Wallpaper*, Gardens Editor at Country Life and founding editor of New Eden magazine, he is the author of several books, including The Vanguard Landscapes and Gardens of Martha Schwartz, Landscape and Garden Sketchbooks and Avant Gardeners, also published by Thames & Hudson.