Elements of Garden and Landscape Architecture

Günter Mader (Author), Elke Zimmerman (Author)

Overview | Contents

A systematic set of guidelines and an inspiring store of models for designers, builders, horticulturists, and landscape architects.

Walls are fundamental elements of garden and landscape architecture, defining borders, creating spaces, and providing protection. This book, organized by construction method, construction materials, and type of finish, introduces the rich design potential of this structural element, from traditional dry walls to works of land art.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • February 2011
  • ISBN 978-0-393-73294-8
  • 9.9 × 11.1 in / 136 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“[C]omprehensive, luxuriously illustrated…. [A]n indispensable primer for students of landscape design. The photographs elevate Walls to the level of designer’s necessity…. Essential.” — CHOICE

Walls: Elements of Garden and Landscape Architecture... delivers an inspiring eyeful for homeowners and professionals.” — Elle Decor

“[E]verything you always wanted to know about walls…If you’re interested in beautiful walls that make a difference in a landscape – a wall that really is an artful statement in and of itself, then this is the book for you.” — Garden Design Online

“Addressing a range of designs, from Modern cement walls to those crafted from recycled materials, Mader and Zimmerman leave no stone unturned.” — Phoenix Home & Garden

“Well organized, this collection of border-defining elements will inspire the professional and as well as garden lovers.” — Current Books on Gardening and Botany published by the Chicago Botanic Garden

“This comprehensive and illustrated book demonstrates the rich visual potential and structural variety of walls…. While covering the technical aspects of a variety of walls, this book is also surprisingly interesting to simply skim through…. [W]ill provide readers with an eye-opening experience that they can apply to their personal garden designs.” — Michigan Gardener

“The authors write with considerable authority and give detailed information on all aspects of construction. Photographic examples are plentiful and of high quality showing some amazing examples from the purely functional to truly sculptural.” — GardenDesignUnlimited (UK)

“The entire volume is richly illustrated with photographs of interesting and unusual wall—many excellent sources for design inspiration.” — Landscape Architecture Magazine

“[A]n interesting work that takes the reader through a broad spectrum of materials, styles, construction techniques and finishes that are both practical and comprehensive…. [E]xcellent photographs that are inspirational.” — Garden Design Journal (UK)

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