Patrick Blanc, botanist and artist, is world famous as the inventor of the Vertical Garden. This new, updated edition of his book, The Vertical Garden, includes his latest achievements and projects, which are bolder than ever.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. 465 color illustrations
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Patrick Blanc holds a PhD in botany. He lives in Paris.Review:
“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
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Descrizione libro W. W. Norton & Company, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. illustrated (illustratore). New from our store. Still in publisher's shrink wrap. Tiny publisher's dot on lower end of text block. Codice libro della libreria ws18682