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Wild By Design : Strategies for Creating Life-Enhancing Landscapes, Paperback / softback Book

Wild By Design : Strategies for Creating Life-Enhancing Landscapes Paperback / softback


This book offers a revealing look into the approach of one of sustainable landscape design's most innovative practitioners.

Can nature, in all its unruly wildness, be an integral part of creative landscape design?

In her beautifully illustrated book, Wild by Design, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick stretches the boundaries of landscape design, offering readers a set of principles for a more creative and intuitive approach to sustainable landscapes, one that looks beyond the rules often imposed by both landscaping convention and sustainability checklists.

Wild by Design defines and explains the five fundamental strategies Ruddick employs, often in combination, to give life, beauty, and meaning to landscapes: Reinvention, Restoration, Conservation, Regeneration, and Expression.

Drawing on her own projects, from New York City to Chengdu, China, she offers guidance on creating beautiful, healthy landscapes that successfully reconnect people with larger natural systems.