The leading edge of recent garden design has not only embraced the latest thinking in science and materials, but also appropriated ideas from related disciplines, such as architecture and product design, redefining and blurring the borders of nature and the man-made in the process.
Throughout the book, essays explore the underlying principles of each highly individual approach to creating outdoor spaces and show how a rising generation has rejected the naturalistic tradition of Western garden design, favouring instead the influences of Modernism, Postmodernism, Pop Art and Land Art.
With over 100 projects, the book is an encyclopaedic look at the most advanced contemporary thinking in garden design and offers a rich and inspirational archive for practitioners and enthusiasts – indeed for anyone who delights in the great outdoors.
'The most important book of the year … thoughtful, beautifully produced and taking its readers into much unfamiliar territory'
'Groundbreaking landscapes that will stretch your imagination to the limit'
House & Garden
'Fascinating … highly rewarding … mind-flexing stuff'
'Colourful and weighty … part compendium, proselytising tract (albeit with an über-cool sense of wit and layout design), theoretical handbook and trade magazine'
The Art Book