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Garden Design With Stone, Wood, Glass & Steel
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Joan Clifton
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Garden Design With Stone, Wood, Glass & Steel

Joan Clifton


Anness Publishing

Decorative wood & metalwork;
Interior design, decor & style guides;


144 pages

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A garden is predominantly about plants and nature, but the hard landscaping is what gives it form and shape, providing a sense of order and architectural design, and introducing scale to what could otherwise be an unruly mass of vegetation. This innovative book explores the character of materials available for outdoor construction. The author looks in turn at natural materials such as stone, wood and clay; composites such as concrete, glass and metals; and new technology synthetics. She also looks at unconventional, less restrictive organic gardens, including untreated twigs and vines, reclaimed materials and everyday objects used for novelty effect. Each chapter examines the uses for which materials are most appropriate - from surfaces, walls, screens and boundaries to furniture and ornament - and works through structural and performance considerations to help you explore the options available and achieve the outdoor landscape you are looking for. To help you plan your garden from the outset, the book features hard landscaping ideas to appeal to all styles and tastes, such as polished limestone flooring; smart timber decking; moulded concrete furniture; stainless steel walkways; ceramic mosaic wall tiles; and dynamic Perspex screens. With over 300 beautifully evocative photographs and a wealth of inspirational suggestions from one of the garden world's leading writers, Stone, Wood, Glass & Steel is an invaluable sourcebook of cutting edge ideas for modern, low-maintenance gardens.

By:   Joan Clifton
Imprint:   Anness Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 289mm,  Width: 234mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   703g
ISBN:   9781903141786
ISBN 10:   1903141788
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   June 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Joan Clifton is a professional horticulturalist whose career has encompassed the worlds of fashion, architecture and theatre design. With a strong sense of sculptural design and a passion for plants, she established her company, Avant Garden, in 1991, to specialize in architecturally inspired garden furniture and artefacts. She is a regular exhibitor at the Chelsea Flower Show, in England, and at other international events and is a consultant for the trade garden show, Fifth Room.

* The garden has become the new haven in which to express personal creativity. Joan Clifton's book brings a fresh approach to incorporating innovative materials into your outside space... A 'must-buy' for everyone searching for contemporary ideas. Therese Lang, Westonbirt Festival of the Garden, UK.

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