Private Landscapes Modernist Gardens in Southern California

ISBN-10: 1568984022

ISBN-13: 9781568984025

Edition: 2003

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Description: When we think of the gardens of Southern California, we tend to think of the enormous semiarid landscapes of the Huntington and Rancho Los Alamitos, often built on the sprawling grounds of former ranches. But there is another garden tradition in Southern California: the modest, rectangular suburban plots designed by the most famous architects of mid-century modernism: Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, Gregory Ain, Raphael Soriano, Harwell Hamilton Harris, A. Quincy Jones, and John Lautner. These architects saw the garden as an outdoor extension of the space of the houses they designed, rather than a neo-Spanish fantasy to be added later by a "landscapist." Their modern gardens made use of low-maintenance, drought-resistant plants, and made room for informal outdoor living by children and adults with an emphasis on recreation and exercise. The first book of its kind, Private Landscapes profiles twenty significant gardens-and their accompanying houses-by these celebrated architects. Using contemporary photographs by Julius Shulman and newly commissioned color images, along with plans and plant lists, Private Landscapes provides a never-before-seen look at these gardens. As beautiful and practical now as they were 50 years ago, these designs continue to provide inspiration for gardeners and designers everywhere.

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List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 1/1/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 9.75" wide x 12.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.816
Language: English

Pamela Burton founded her own law firm in Canberra in 1976 and later practised as a barrister at the Canberra Bar. Her various appointments have included Senior Member, Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Chair of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal, member of the ACT Parole Board, ACT Mental Health Official Visitor. She is the author of the unauthorised biography of High Court Justice Mary Gaudron, From Moree to Mabo (2010).

The Pavilion in the Garden
First Modernist Garden
Richard J. Neutra and the Modernist Landscape in California
Mid-Century Gardens: Richard J. Neutra
Mid-Century Gardens
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Photo Credits
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