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Designers for Tomorrow's Outdoor Spaces

Tim Richardson

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A major resource that profiles the 50 most exciting and innovative landscape and garden designers working today - curated by one of the world’s leading critics of contemporary landscape design


Greater sensitivity to climate change has already made this century one of the most productive periods in landscape and garden design. Designers and clients are increasingly committed to innovative outdoor spaces: in cities, the country and private gardens.

Like its successful predecessor Avant Gardeners, this lively volume contains inspiration for everyone from amateur gardeners to urban policy-makers, from plant enthusiasts to hardscape designers. The fifty innovative design firms presented offer a fresh and highly informed overview of today’s leading practitioners, profiling each studio’s work through texts, up-to-date projects, plans and photographs.

The selection spans well-established names, such as Patrick Blanc (France), Fernando Caruncho (Spain), Dan Pearson (UK) and Stephen Stimson (US), to smaller, lesser-known studios, such as Ossart & Maurières (France), Wette + Künecke (Germany) and Landscape India (India).

Thematic essays identify the preoccupations and practices of today’s designers – ranging from creating new landforms to the trend towards landscape urbanism.

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'A rich directory of ideas which should encourage better planned and more meaningful outdoor spaces through respectful partnerships and collaborations'
Garden Design Journal

'Some of the illustrated designs are truly revolutionary … I dare you not to be dazzled by these creations … gardening at its very best'
English Garden

'Surely a candidate for landscape book of the year'
The Hardy Perennial blog

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Book Details

Format: PLC (with jacket)

Size: 23.0 x 21.0 cm

Extent: 352 pp

Illustrations: 472

Publication date: 15 August 2011

ISBN: 9780500515778

Contents List

Introduction • Profiles of 50 designers + 6 essays

About the Author

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 The Vanguard Landscapes and Gardens of Martha Schwartz, Avant Gardeners, Futurescapes and Landscape and Garden Design Sketchbooks, published by Thames & Hudson.