Designing a Vision Janice Parker Landscape Architects

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Janice Parker RLA

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9781864707021
Hardback
The Images Publishing Group
Territory: World excluding Japan, South Korea, North Korea, and South East Asia
Size: 305 mm x 241 mm
Pages: 276
Illustrations: 300 colour

RRP £45.00

  • A full-colour, richly illustrated and comprehensive outline of Janice Parker's inspiration, technique, design, construction and implementation of landscape gardening
  • Resource for landscape designers/architects who want to continue their personal and professional development in the field
  • Includes lists of useful websites, including industry-specific, noteworthy nurseries and tradespeople

In her well-rounded career as a landscape architect, horticultural specialist, garden consultant, teacher, floral designer, and speaker, Janice Parker has distinguished herself by rethinking accepted landscape practices and developing inventive, personal solutions for difficult problems. As an entrepreneur and principal of her own firm, Janice has extensive hands-on experience in every facet of landscape design, so she understands the process from start to finish. As a result, the work and projects depicted in Janice Parker Landscape Architects: Vision and Process are realistic as well as inspiring. They focus on the most important aspect of the creative process: the relationship. "A garden is a relationship: a relationship between a person and a bed of soil; between a vision and a site; sometimes between the city and the country, between our desire for it and our lack of understanding of it. It is our relationship to the natural world."

Diverse styles of landscape projects are represented at all stages of development: from the vision, design, and plans, to the construction process, details, and plantings. Containing first-hand accounts of Janice's experience and practice, this beautiful volume is replete with case studies, anecdotes, illustrations, insights, and visual aids. The finished projects are displayed in a creative and direct format. Strong graphic layouts collaborate with insightful narratives to produce a striking and informative book, while verdant photography augments an incredible number of colour renderings, watercolours, inspiring artworks and plans of the projects throughout.

Since the year of its emergence in 1984, Janice Parker Landscape Architects has flourished into a prominent national firm. Located in Greenwich, Connecticut, Janice Parker works extensively in prime locations on Long Island Sound, New York City, Miami Beach and the Hamptons. She has conceptualised and directed innovative landscape architecture for national, private and public clients across the United States. Her firm has established a reputation for conceiving of thoughtful landscapes, and dedicating themselves to the intricacies of landscape installation: excellent design, full documentation, and project coordination. Under her guidance, the firm has been honoured with multiple awards, including the 2012 National Palladio Award for Landscape Architecture, five Innovation in Design Awards from Cottages & Gardens magazines, the 2015 Professional Merit Award from the state chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the A List Award from At Home Magazine in 2011. Janice was involved in the formation of New York City's Million Trees Project, and designed The Cherry Tree Project for the Harlem River Esplanade for New York City's Park Department in partnership with The New York Restoration Project. Always striving to iimprove the cultural landscape, she has also created community gardens for the New York Restoration Project in New York City.

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