Regional Landscape Architecture: Southern California: Mediterranean Modern

Jeffrey Head

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What makes a garden regionally appropriate? Fifteen private gardens
designed by leading landscape architects answer that question for arid Southern California by directly addressing the climate, landscape, and
culture they inhabit. Whether small or large, urban or rural, luxurious
or low budget, these resilient outdoor spaces are finely attuned to the Mediterranean climate and the indoor-outdoor lifestyle for which Southern
California is known. They make use of local building materials and
craftspeople and offer their owners a unique emotional connection to
nature. Firmly planted in time and place, the projects, complete with
plans, define not so much a style as an experience and thrive with
little effort from their owners.

Size: 9" x 9" | 120 color and b/w images | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764358364

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Jeffrey Head writes about art, architecture, and design. He has written for various publications, including Architect’s Newspaper, Architectural Record, Metropolis, Modern, and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of Paul Evans: Designer & Sculptor and No Nails, No Lumber: The Bubble Houses of Wallace Neff. He was a contributing writer for Modern Americana: Studio Furniture from High Craft to High Glam, Hand in Hand: California Mid-century Designs of Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman, Lustron Stories, and Craig Ellwood: Self-Made Modern. Jeffrey is also the recipient of grants from the Graham Foundation and the Canadian Centre for Architecture.