Gardens of the High Line: Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes
A wholly enchanting celebration of the transformation of one sliver of urban industrial landscape.
Booklist, starred review
Before it was restored, the High Line was an untouched, abandoned landscape overgrown with wildflowers. Today it is much more than that; it’s a central plaza, a cultural center, a walkway, and a green retreat in a bustling city that is free for all to enjoy. But above all else, it is a beautiful, dynamic garden with plantings designed by Piet Oudolf, one of the world’s most extraordinary garden designers. Gardens of the High Line, by Piet Oudolf and Rick Darke, offers an in-depth view into the planting designs, plant palette, and maintenance of this landmark achievement. It reveals a four-season garden that is filled with native and exotic plants, drought-tolerant perennials, and grasses that thrive and spread. It also offers inspiration and advice to home gardeners and garden designers looking to recreate its iconic, naturalistic style. Featuring stunning photographs by Rick Darke and an introduction by Robert Hammond, the founder of the Friends of the High Line, this large-trim, photo-driven book is a must-have for anyone who appreciates the nature of design.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pp.
- Book dimensions: 9 x 12 in. (305 x 230 mm.)
- Images: 400 color photos
- ISBN-10: 1604696990
- ISBN-13: 9781604696998
- Product code: 689699
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"[Starred review] A wholly enchanting celebration of the transformation of one sliver of urban industrial landscape."
—Mother Nature Network
"Provides a richly illustrated and informative tour through the total expanse of the High Line.…Whether you are a repeat visitor to this unique park or preparing for your initial tour, this book is an engaging and helpful guide. Studying its photographs made me eager to plan yet another visit. I’m willing to bet it will have the same effect on you."
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