It is the time of the year when we all focus on the garden. And what better tool to help than Robert Mallet’s book Envisioning the Garden from W.W. Norton & Company? In it the gardener/designer shows how the “basic elements of design—line, scale, distance, shape, color, and other sensory associations”—can either broaden or constrict our design sensibility. Included are a range of practical ideas to visually enlarge your space—demonstrated through beautiful photography and drawings by architect Yves Poinsot.
Also from W. W. Norton & Company, Walls: Elements of Garden and Landscape Architecture by Gunter Mader and Elke Zimmerman, which is a guideline for designers, etc. on how to utilize the rich design potential one of the biggest fundamental design elements of the garden and landscape...the wall.
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