Colour is the first and most important design choice a garden designer makes. Over the past decade, landscape architects and garden designers have moved away from the more sedate shades commonly found in traditional gardens and have used plants and hardscape to experiment with explosions of colour. From the layered and textural colours of Piet Oudolf to the high contrast colours of Tom Stuart Smith, this increased focus on colour is a trademark of today's leading designers. Contemporary Colour in the Landscape explores the whole spectrum of colour: how we perceive and respond to colour, how to design with colour, how to manipulate contrast and create intensity with saturation, how to maximize impact by minimizing colour, how to find your own personal colour combinations, and how colour is viewed in nature. In gorgeous, colour-drenched photos Andrew Wilson showcases the work of leading garden designers as inspiring examples of the way colour is used. Innovative gardens from all over the world help the reader visualize the core colour lessons throughout the book. Supported by more than 300 stunning photographs, Contemporary Colour in the Landscape integrates cutting-edge designers, their landscapes, colour theory, new design ideas, and gorgeous photography into one inspirational, instructional, and must-have guide for design professionals.
Contemporary Color in the Landscape: Top Designers Inspiring Ideas New Combinations
Top Designers - Inspiring Ideas - New Combinations