are for People
By Thomas D. Church;
Grace Hall; Michael Laurie (Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture,
University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Published by University
of California Press, June 1995
Reviewed by Mike Oates
This text contains the
essence of Thomas Church's design philosophy, as well as practical
advice. It is illustrated by site plans and photographs of some
of the 2000 gardens Church designed during his career.
Called "the last great
traditional designer and the first great modem designer", Church
was one of the central figures in the development of the modem Californian
garden. For the first time, West Coast designers based their work
not on imitation of East Coast traditions, but on climatic, landscape,
and lifestyle characteristics unique to California and the West.
Church viewed the garden as a logical extension of the house, with
one extending naturally into the other.
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