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Gardens Are for People, Third Edition


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Table of Contents

Selected Bibliography MICHAEL LAURIE

1 Introduction
Discussion of historical precedent and the current attitude
toward gardens.
2 The Site Affects Design
Organization of the garden related to the characteristics of the
site, its topography and soil, orientation and views, existing
features and trees adjoining the property, and climatic
3 Design Principles
Involving the principles affine art, unity, function, simplicity,
and scale. Family needs, specific tastes and interests, upkeep.
4 Garden Architecture
The house, entrance and other structures, pergola, pool house,
steps, gazebo, etc. must interrelate with the design of the
garden in terms of materials and forms.
5 The Palette
Gardens are composed of a variety of materials and components.
In this chapter these are illustrated as a vocabulary of design,
including paving, pattern, plant materials, shadow, sculpture
and water.
6 Swimming in the Garden

A Garden Tour
7 Town and Country Gardens
An informal walk through the gardens showing how some of the
initial problems were solved, and how the application of good
design principles produced the desired effect.
8 The Author's Garden


About the Author

Thomas D. Church (1902-1978) was an internationally acclaimed landscape architect and the recipient of many awards during his lifetime. GraceHall was Church's assistant, and Michael Laurie is Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley.


"Landscape architect Thomas Church [wrote] for contemporaries when he wrote "Gardens Are for People. . . . Now that Church's book has been reissued in paperback, a new generation can learn about his influential, indeed revolutionary, California Style. Church, who helped transform opinion about gardens in the post-World War II era, was designing for American families and their real activities."--"House Beautiful

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