Sky Gardens: Rooftops, Balconies, and Terraces

by Signe Nielsen (Author)

Product Description

Leading landscape architect Signe Nielsen shares her years of experience, and
draws on other professional projects to present this incredible design
portfolio. Great design ideas are combined with practical tips on transforming
an outdoor living space into a personal oasis. Lavishly illustrated with
hundreds of examples, this book provides a stunning portfolio of hidden
treasures and is packed with innovative and useful suggestions. You will be able
to make informed choices for everything from style to plant selection. The book
guides you through steps toward composing a sky garden, beginning with key
principles of design. Discover endless possibilities for creating a special
place, whether a shady nook for relaxation or a dramatic vista for alfresco
dining. Bring your airy retreat to life by choosing from eye-catching plant
combinations and furniture arrangements. Add the finishing touch with lighting,
outdoor sculpture and ornaments, and fountains and other water effects that make
a garden uniquely your own. This is an invaluable resource for everyone planning
to renovate or build a rooftop, terrace, or balcony garden. With expert advice
and images from a leading landscape architect, you will be inspired to express
your personality by adapting the ideas to suit your taste, needs, and budget.

Product Details

Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (April 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764320041


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