Private Paradise

Private Paradise

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Sweeping, voluptuous, and authoritative, Private Paradise instantly joins an elite collection of great and inspiring garden design books. Charlotte Frieze presents forty-one cutting-edge gardens, all richly photographed and profusely illustrated, emphasizing design, climate, and horticulture.
Overarching themes of Aqua, Arcadia, Bold Geometry, Color, Nightscapes, Oasis, Sanctuary, and Urban cogently frame chapters about the challenges presented by the land, the climate, and the client's interests. Located throughout the United States, these gardens demonstrate the intersection between traditional elements of garden design and current concerns such as sustainability, drought tolerance, and use of native plants.

Private Paradise features the work of the most talented landscape architects and garden designers working in the United States today, including Topher Delaney, Marta Fry, Kathryn Gustafson, Raymond Jungles, Steve Koch, Ron Lutsko, Steve Martino, Pamela Palmer, Ken Smith, Christine Ten Eyck, and Thomas Wolz. In a publication that rightfully takes its place on the sturdy foundation of a century's worth of garden surveys and design monographs, Private Paradise creates a compelling portrait of contemporary landscape design.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 244 x 286 x 26mm | 1,678.28g
  • Monacelli Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 250 Colour
  • 1580933238
  • 9781580933230
  • 433,344

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"It's definitely a hot one.... This is not your typical garden book - although there is beauty and allure throughout. This is about the art of exterior design. You can see novels in them, all kinds, in the locales. This is not the Chelsea Flower Show ad infinitum.... "Private Paradise" is an interesting book for gardeners obviously, but for the non-gardeners like this writer, it is an eye-opener of what a garden can be.... They are emphatically luxurious. But it is "nature's" luxury for a change, not the consumer's; and you "get" the designers' motives. The gardens are inspirational. It got me thinking about my own poor little basic New York apartment house terrace, and how it's just waiting for some of this sensibility to take it in hand." --David Patrick Columbia, "New York Social Diary " "It's soothing to look at Charlotte Frieze's beautiful latest book, "Private Paradise: Contemporary American Gardens," to store up mental green to get us through the winter. Ms. Friez
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About Charlotte M. Frieze

Charlotte M. Frieze is a contributing editor at Town & Country. A noted garden writer and frequent lecturer, Ms. Frieze was the garden editor at House and Garden for more than nine years. She is a registered landscape architect, a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and a member of the New York Botanical Garden Horticultural Committee. Her previous books include Social Gardens and The Zone Garden series. She lives in New York City and gardens in Little Compton, Rhode Island.
Charles A. Birnbaum is founder and president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation. A Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, he previously served as coordinator of the National Park Service Historic Landscape Initiative.
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