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Title New Nordic gardens : Scandinavian landscape design / Annika Zetterman
Imprint New York : Thames & Hudson, 2017

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Descript 288 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Note "With 291 illustrations."
Includes index
Content Introduction -- Simple. Scandinavian design values and basic principles -- Silent. Playing with the captivating Nordic light -- Fragile. Principles of selecting and growing plants -- Pale. using colour palettes for effect -- Naked. Durability meets elegance in hard landscaping -- Attuned. Creative opportunities through the seasons -- Bold. Urban and environmentally friendly gardens -- Open. A grow-your-own lifestyle close to nature -- Caring. Stimulating spaces made for people to thrive -- Plant list -- Designers -- Photo credits -- Acknowlegments
Note Includes index
"With 291 illustrations."
The Nordic countries are admired for their modern design sophistication, but their contemporary gardens and landscapes are less well known. Against a high-latitude backdrop of deep winters, long summer days and raking light, the Scandinavian countries - each in its distinct manner - have produced particular responses to planting, landschaping and the relationship between home and garden. Features the most inspiring examples in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland, and brings new ideas for creating modern outdoor spaces no matter where you live
Few people have difficulty conjuring images of modern Scandinavian design, whose influence over the past century has reached around the world. More difficult for many is imagining the quiet landscapes of the Nordic countries, which range from the flatlands of Denmark to the dramatic mountains and fjords of Norway. These majestic environments, combined with long summer days and light-poor winters, raking light and dense birch forests, have given rise to exceptionally refined examples of garden and landscape design. This thematic survey presents the best gardens to have been produced over the past ten years. Organized by themes that encapsulate the special ambience and lifestyle of the Scandinavian countries - Simplicity, Silence, Fragility, Nakedness, Attunement, Boldness, Openness and Care - each garden is presented through images and texts explaining its unique aspects and describing its particularly Scandinavian characteristics. The timelessness of Nordic design has proven itself around the world for many decades. Now it is time for the quality of its gardens and landscapes to come into the light
Subject Landscape gardening
Gardens -- Design
Gardens -- Styles
Gardens -- Sweden
Gardens -- Denmark
Gardens -- Norway
Gardens -- Iceland
Classmark 712.0948
Add Title Scandinavian landscape design
ISBN/ISSN 9780500519455