Described as the “largest cultural event in Scandinavia”, the Gothenburg Book Fair is happening as we speak. Thousands of visitors and hundreds of significant people from places high and low are in town to rejoice in all things book. What a great time for me to highlight some garden books from the library that I happened to find during my last visit there. They are by no means new, but the topics as relevant as ever.
Form and Fabric In Landscape Architecture: A visual Introduction
This book provides an original, visual approach to the study of landscape architecture by creating a spatial morphology based on use and experience of landscapes. It explores, aesthetic, spatial and experiential concepts by providing a structure through which landscapes can be understood and conceived in design. Fabric is the integrated structure of whole landscapes, while form refers to the components that make up this fabric.Great idea to use black and white illustrations in the book. It makes you focus on the concepts discussed rather than get lost in fancy photography.
Trellis: The Creative Way to Transform Your Garden
This book traces the history of trellises, shows how they can be incorporated into the modern garden, and offers advice on planning, construction, and installation. Trellises never go out of fashion. Just look how extensively it was used in connection with the refurbishment of the Ritz in Paris a few years ago. So glamorous!
The Art of the Maze
Adrian Fisher & George Gerster
One of the world’s leading maze designers displays his most spectacular and complex mazes, and reveals their powerful psychological secrets, mathematical structures, and how to solve them quickly. As with trellises, mazes continue to stay relevant. Just check out this one in Milan as an example.