Making the Modern Garden

Making the Modern Garden

By Christopher Bradley-Hole; Mark Griffiths

Monacelli Press, Hardcover, 9781580931526, 192pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2007

A superlative analysis of contemporary gardens as well as a fascinating collection of landscapes around the world, "Making the Modern Garden" is a definitive study of the philosophy and practice of garden design at the outset of the twenty-first century. Author Christopher Bradley-Hole, himself a landscape designer of note, discusses the process of garden design in a presentation of modern landscapes at all sizes and locations. Among the designers in the book are Fernando Caruncho, Peter Walker, Kathryn Gustafson, and Vladamir Sitta; different types of gardens include roof gardens, courtyards, urban and country gardens, and dramatic landscapes.
Bradley-Hole also reviews the ever-changing palette of plants used in the modernist garden as well as materials and landscape features. A point of reference throughout is the modern art, design, and landscape architecture of the twentieth century, represented by artists and architects including Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Roberto Burle Marx.

About the Author

Mark Griffiths, one of the world's foremost writers on orchids, has edited and written numerous publications on orchids and horticulture. He was editor of "The New Royal Horticulture of Gardening", and was awarded the Garden Writers' Guild Special Award for a Work of Outstanding Excellence for his RHS Manual, "Orchids". Griffiths is horticultural correspondent for "The Times, London".