Author(s): Christopher Bradley-Hole
An opening chapter, The Poetry, explains how the modern garden has evolved. The book is then split into a series of thematic chapters. The Grammar looks at the basic structure of garden design from initial thoughts, inspiration from the landscape, understanding of proportion, and underlying influences such as art and architecture; The Narrative considers styles of different types of modernist gardens, including roof gardens, courtyard gardens, urban gardens, country gardens, and landscape gardens; this chapter then looks at creative ways of using an ever-changing palette of plants in the modernist garden.
A ground-breaking book that explores the whole process of garden design Completely global - packed with photographs and garden plans showing the best contemporary garden designs Covers modernist gardens of all sizes and locations, from city courtyards to country landscapes A must-buy for any garden owner or professional as well as student garden and landscape designers The author's previous book, The Minimalist Garden, is Mitchell Beazley's most successful book yet on garden design and has sold more than 20,000 copies
The author displays the great design sense, eye for plant shape and texture and lightly-worn learning that won him the Best Garden Award in 1997 for what many still consider the best Chelsea garden ever" The Sunday Telegraph
Christopher Bradley-Hole is one of the most ground-breaking and influential garden and landscape designers working today. He qualified as an architect and since becoming a professional garden and landscape designer has won numerous awards, including gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show in 1997, 2000, 2003, and 2004. His show garden for the 2004 Chelsea Flower Show has also won the Best Show Garden award. He now runs a leading landscape design consultancy and his work has been featured many times on TV and in the press. His current projects include a new public landscape for the BBC in London, and gardens for Pallant House Modern Art Gallery in Chichester and a garden in Dorset for English Heritage. He also teaches diploma students at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew. His first book, The Minimalist Garden (Mitchell Beazley) won the Garden Writer's Guild award for 1999/2000.
Introduction: The Language of the Modern Garden The Poetry The Grammar The Narrative Bibliography Index Acknowledgments