Landscape Sketchbooks

Landscape and Garden Design Sketchbooks

  1. Tim Richardson
  • ISBN 9780500518045
  • 22.00 x 29.70 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 320pp
  • Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
  • First published 2015

A revealing glimpse into the private sketchbooks of the world’s leading landscape and garden designers

‘Stimulating in its exposition of how professionals use pencils, pens, chalk, crayons and paints as part of their armoury of design tools’ – Garden Design Journal
'A fantastic record of how garden designers work today'– Gardens Illustrated
‘Intriguing … the range of projects is vast’– English Garden
'A book you will want to pore over and become absorbed in … greatly inspirational'– The Garden

Landscape Sketchbooks

Garden and landscape designers are adept at interpreting outdoor spaces and transforming them into creatively conceived environments. Their ideas rarely come spontaneously: rather, the thoughtful designer considers a space from different perspectives or for several seasons, working out spacing, planting, materials and colour schemes in detailed preparatory sketchbooks.

For this book, Tim Richardson, Director of the acclaimed Chelsea Fringe gardening festival in London, has selected thirty-seven talented landscape designers who are notable for the immense energy and creativity of their preparatory work.

The best samples from the personal sketchbooks are presented here with concise profiles on their training, inspirations and process.

From clear perspective drawings to more abstract, experimental compositions, and quick freehand squiggles on napkins to measured topographical mapping, many of which are works of art in their own right, Landscape and Garden Design Sketchbooks is an insightful, practical guide that allows a peek into the world of leading landscape designers.

Tim Richardson is the former landscape editor at Wallpaper*, gardens editor at Country Life and founding editor of New Eden. He is the author of numerous books on landscape design, including Futurescapes, Avant Gardeners and The Vanguard Landscapes and Gardens of Martha Schwartz, all published by Thames & Hudson.