American Eden: Landscape Architecture of the Pacific Coast

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With many illustrations and a well-documented text by one of the finest specialists in American landscape architecture, this book features Lawrence Halprin, Peter Walker, Tovert Murase and Martha Schwartz.

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The West Coast of the United States of America is in many ways a kind of new found Eden, with its mild Mediterranean climate, its highly diverse vegetation--indigenous or imported species, giant trees and a multitude of flowers--as well as the spectacular geological structures of its mountains and canyons.

This book features some of the most brilliant landscaping achievements in the states of California, Oregon and Washington: a waste treatment center integrated into the landscape; a residential zone that attempts to blend in totally with its surrondings; downtown plazas reclaimed for general public use; the transformation of former industrial zones into landscaped parks, and stunning private gardens where local species and imported plants come together to enchance fabulous private homes.

With many illustrations and a well-documented text by one of the finest specialists in American landscape architecture, this book feautres Lawrence Halprin, Peter Walker, Robert Murase and Martha Schwartz, among others.

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Michael Leccese is a journalist, editor and author specializing in architecture and landscape architecture. Currently editor-at-large for Landscape Architecture magazine, he has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Architecture, Progressive Architecture, Garden Design and many other publications. The author of five books, he lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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