Gardens Are for People

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9780070108448: Gardens Are for People

This revision of a timeless classic in the field of landscape architecture provides a glorious visual tour of the gardens created by Thomas Church, a modern master of landscape design. Combining rich photographs with a readable and witty text, the authors reveal how the qualities of Church's gardens reflect the best principles of contemporary architecture simplicity, informality, usefulness, and economy. Whether in city, suburban, or country acreage, the book shows how any garden can be beautifully transformed into an outdoor room or an extension of a home.

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This classic of landscape architecture has been required reading for the residential garden design professional, student, and generalist since its publication in 1955. Gardens Are for People contains the essence of Thomas Church's design philosophy as well as a great deal of practical advice. Amply illustrated by site plans and photographs of some of the two thousand gardens Church designed during the course of his career, the third edition has a new preface and a selected bibliography of writings by and about Church.

About the Author:

Thomas D. Church (1902-1978) was an internationally acclaimed landscape architect and the recipient of many awards during his lifetime. GraceHall was Church's assistant, and Michael Laurie is Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley.

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