This is a monograph on landscape architect Ken Smith, known for dazzling temporary installations and popular urban parks. His projects include public, commercial, and private work. The 14 projects shown in this book include a rooftop garden in New York and a one-acre urban plaza with a sloping topography of planted dunes.
About the Author
Ken Smith is the principal of Workshop: Ken Smith Landscape Architect, with offices in New York and Irvine, California. He is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he is currently a visiting design critic, and Iowa State University.
John Beardsley is a senior lecturer in the department of landscape architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and director of garden and landscape studies at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C. He has written extensively on public and environmental art, including the books "Earthworks and Beyond: Contemporary Art in the Landscape" and "Gardens of Revelation: Environments by Visionary Artists. "
"An essential for anyone interested in the cutting edge of landscape and garden design . . . Smith’s own introductions to the projects are concise, unpretentious and mercifully jargon-free, while John Beardsley’s measured introduction puts the work in its context without resort to flattery or hype." —The Daily Telegraph
"If there's one thing for certain about the gardens designed by landscape architect Ken Smith, it's that you'll never forget the ones you've experienced, whether in person or on the printed page." —GardenDesignOnline
“The monograph breaks new ground in landscape architecture books with its integrated use of text, graphic layout, and photography of built projects, which are structurally formulated to reinforce the author's design approach . . . A lovely book, extremely informative, well photographed and shows the range of work.” —Association of Landscape Architects 2010 Professional Awards Jury