Author(s): Katie Campbell
The 29 landscape designs selected for this book have changed the way we look at designed outdoor spaces. They are examples of the ways in which 20th-century landscape designers have attempted to create a new style to reflect the modern age. All the landscapes still exist in some form and most can be visited. They range from Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater to Brenda Colville's Eggborough Power Station, Ian Hamilton Finlay's Little Sparta to Maya Lin's Vietnam War Memorial, Derek Jarman's Prospect Cottage to Charles Jencks' garden of Cosmic Speculation.
Katie Campbell is the ideal guide and interpreter. She opens our eyes to the radical ideas, new materials and artistic intentions and achievements behind her chosen sites.
A contender for garden book of the year. Telegraph Reading Icons of Twentieth Century Landscape Design, is more like taking a really good tour, with a knowledgeable guide who can share those little gossipy facts that bring the whole thing to life. Homes Gardens
Katie Campbell is Canadian by birth and now lives in London. She worked as a journalist - for the Guardian and various arts magazines - before turning to fiction. She has published a novel, short stories and poetry and had her radio and stage plays performed. She now lectures on the history of landscape design at Bristol University.