Breaking Ground: Portraits of Ten Garden Designers

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Artisan Books, 2003 - Architecture - 207 pages
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Whether it's introducing the soothing sound of water to your garden or choosing plants for graceful winter silhouettes; whether you are landscaping a brownstone backyard or a dry desert retreat, there are lessons to learn from these contemporary garden masters that will forever enhance where you live.
The two hundred glorious full-color photographs by Erica Lennard and the engaging text by garden writer and designer Page Dickey capture the spirit and genius of each artist, his or her sources, inspiration, style, philosophy, and method of creation. From the bold southern California designs of Nancy Power to the urban geometries of Maddison Cox to the romantic country gardens of Nancy McCabe, Breaking Ground profiles ten artists who are redefining garden design categories.
In addition to the stunning photographs, sketches and garden plans that include ideas for walls, alcoves, borders, planters, ponds, paths, courtyards, and rooftops help inspire ideas and adaptations for the home gardener. In an unusual and practical afterword, Page Dickey describes how she is applying what she learned to her own garden in New York State.

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These profiles of ten international contemporary garden designers reflect ten individual approaches to gardening that coexist to some extent in all gardeners. The designers are each portrayed as ... Read full review

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Dan Pearson
Nancy Goslee Power
Patrick Chassť
Alain David Idoux
Steve Martino
Ron Lutsko
Nancy McCabe
Piet Oudolf
Louis Benech

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About the author (2003)

Page Dickey is a garden writer, lecturer, and designer. A book about her own garden--Duck Hill Journal: A Year in a Country Garden--was published by Houghton Mifflin in 1991. She has written on garden design for House & Garden, House Beautiful, and Elle Decor. She lectures regularly on garden design and teaches classes at the New York Botanical Garden and the Horticultural Society of New York. Her garden has been featured in HG.

Erica Lennard is a photographer. She lives in Los Angeles.

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