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THE AUTHENTIC GARDEN: NATURALISTIC AND CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE DESIGN. Richard Hartlage and Sandy Fischer. Monacelli Press, New York, 2015. Distributed by Penguin Random House LLC, New York. 224 pp. with 239 col. ills. 25 x 29 cm. LC 2015-938540 ISBN 9781580934268 In English.
The ISBN appears on the dust jacket only. Publisher's description: In contemporary American garden design, beauty for beauty's sake is making a comeback. The sixty gardens featured here trace current planting trends across the country, showcasing the best designs of recent years from the verdant Pacific Northwest to the tailored Eastern Seaboard, as well as prairies in Denver and Texas and exquisitely detailed private gardens in the Southwest that create a sense of lushness even while working exclusively within the vocabulary of cactuses and succulents. Plants are used to reinforce meaningful content, ecological strategies, and, most importantly, to create immersive and emotional experiences. As the movements of architectural, naturalistic, meadow, matrix, graphic, and ecological planting design have been adopted in such notable incarnations as the High Line in New York and Citygarden in St. Louis, they have rekindled interest in using plants that suit a given site's ecology -- and in letting plants, rather than hardscape elements, lead design. Residential as well as public gardens are featured, and all are united by an immediately perceptible, intelligent selection of plants that create an enthralling, memorable, and fitting sense of place: this is what makes a garden truly authentic.
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-2000 — Landscape and Garden Design
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 168412
Hardcover $50.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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