Designing a Vision Janice Parker Landscape Architects

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Janice Parker RLA

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9781864707021
Hardcover
The Images Publishing Group
Territory: USA & Canada
Size: 9.5 in x 12 in
Pages: 276
Illustrations: 300 color

RRP $60.00

  • Featuring major projects in The Hamptons/Long Island, New York City, and Miami Beach, among others
  • Includes stunning images by some of the most prominent landscape photographers at work today
  • Information included about specific plant species, construction techniques, and advice on training and working in landscape architecture
  • Includes comprehensive resources: websites, noteworthy nurseries, and tradespeople

Esteemed landscape architect, horticultural specialist, garden consultant, teacher, and floral designer Janice Parker has distinguished herself by rethinking accepted landscape practices
and developing inventive, personal solutions to difficult problems. Designing a Vision is a captivating and inspiring close-up of her practice, with a focus on her creative process and substantial output of works spanning more than three decades.

Thirteen projects are presented in meticulous detail: expressive color photographs, renderings, watercolors, and plans as well as engaging texts on history, client, site, design inspiration, and implementation. Parker s extensive hands-on experience is evident on every page, and especially in the in-depth personal essays that communicate the design philosophies she has developed over the course of her career. Realistic and inspiring in equal measure, Designing a Vision offers guidance in every facet of landscape and design, encouraging garden designers, owners, and connoisseurs to revel in the possibilities of visionary green spaces.

Since the year of its emergence in 1984, Janice Parker Landscape Architects has grown into a prominent national firm. Working from Greenwich, CT, Janice Parker has conceptualized 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. The firm has been honored 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 improve the cultural landscape, she has also created community gardens for the New York Restoration Project. Janice Parker is regularly in demand as a speaker and conducts workshops around the country.

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