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The Vertical Garden : From Nature to the City - Patrick Blanc

The Vertical Garden

From Nature to the City

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Nobody is more familiar than Blanc with the secrets of the plants, from all over the world, that live on almost nothing, in the most unlikely situations, carpeting the forest understory in semi-darkness or clinging to rocky cliff faces.

From Paris to Bangkok, from New York to Singapore, Blanc invites nature to flourish on the walls of museums, shopping malls, private homes, big hotels, and skyscrapers.

His works have brought a breath of fresh air to urban environments, changing our view of the cityscape, orchestrating and bringing art into the heart of the city, transforming concrete walls into refuges for biodiversity.

About the Author

Patrick Blanc holds a PhD in botany. He lives in Paris.



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A change from classical garden books


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This is a great coffee table gardening book with up to date examples of patrick's innovative commercial and private vertical garden assignments. I love the lushness of the vertical gardens and am amazed by Patrick's designs and use of plant varieties to provide colour and contrast.

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"This book is a testament to Blanc's vision, dreams and artistry in a life-altering way. You will be mesmerized from beginning to end with the intricate plans and the attention to detail that is not often seen." -- Portland Book Review "[I]n-depth look at plants and their natural habitats, and how he developed the technique for successfully clothing buildings ... [S]tunning photographs." -- GardenDesignUnlimited (UK) "This book will provide endless inspiration for landscape architects." -- Landscape Architecture Magazine

ISBN: 9780393733792
ISBN-10: 0393733793
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 23rd April 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 33.02 x 25.4  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.94
Edition Number: 1