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WILD BY DESIGN: STRATEGIES FOR CREATING LIFE-ENHANCING LANDSCAPES. Margie Ruddick. Island Press, Washington, D.C., 2016. 262 pp. with 261 ills. (246 col.). 23 x 21 cm. LC 2015-950738 ISBN 9781610915984 In English.
Publisher's description: Can nature -- in all its unruly wildness -- be an integral part of creative landscape design? In her beautifully illustrated book, Wild by Design, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick urges designers to look beyond the rules often imposed by both landscaping convention and sustainability checklists. Instead, she offers a set of principles for a more creative and intuitive approach that challenges the entrenched belief that natural processes cannot complement high-level landscape design. Wild by Design defines and explains the five fundamental strategies Ruddick employs, often in combination, to give life, beauty, and meaning to landscapes: Reinvention, Restoration, Conservation, Regeneration, and Expression. Drawing on her own projects -- from New York City's Queens Plaza, formerly a concrete jungle of traffic, to a desertscape backyard in Baja, California, to the Living Water Park in Chengdu, China -- she offers guidance on creating beautiful, healthy landscapes that successfully reconnect people with larger natural systems.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Architecture, Landscape and Garden Design
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 166601
Paperbound $45.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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