Title: Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing ...
Publisher: Timber Press
Book Condition: New
This groundbreaking guide presents a powerful alternative to traditional horticulture - designed plantings that function like naturally occurring plant communities. Thomas Rainer and Claudia West reveal how plants fit together in nature and how to use this knowledge to create landscapes that are resilient, beautiful, and diverse. Num Pages: 316 pages, 313 colour photographs. BIC Classification: WMD; WMP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 265 x 224 x 21. Weight in Grams: 1136. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781604695533
Synopsis: This groundbreaking guide presents a powerful alternative to traditional horticulture?designed plantings that function like naturally occurring plant communities. Thomas Rainer and Claudia West, two leading voices in ecological landscape design, reveal how plants fit together in nature and how to use this knowledge to create landscapes that are resilient, beautiful, and diverse. As practical as it is inspiring, Planting in a Post-Wild World is an optimistic manifesto pointing the way to the future of planting design.
About the Author:
Thomas Rainer is a registered landscape architect, teacher, and writer. He has designed landscapes for the U.S. Capitol grounds, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and The New York Botanical Garden. His work has been featured in the the New York Times, Landscape Architecture Magazine, and Home + Design. Thomas teaches planting design for the George Washington University Landscape Design program and speaks regularly on sustainable planting design. He blogs at the award-winning site Grounded Design.
Claudia West grew up in a family-owned landscape nursery in Germany that specializes in garden design and perennial, woody, and cut flower production. She served as a design consultant for Wolfgang Oehme/Carol Oppenheimer: Landscape Architecture. Claudia has an extensive background in horticulture, ecology, and environmental restoration and is a sought-after speaker on topics such as the application of color theories to native planting design.
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