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Vertical Gardens: Bringing the City to Life

By: Anna Lambertini and Jacques Leenhardt

240 pages, 250 col illus

Thames & Hudson

Hardback | Nov 2007 | #169877 | ISBN-13: 9780500513699
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About this book

Bringing nature into urban environments has always been a challenge for metropolitan areas. One of the most spectacular solutions to this problem is the vertical garden. These gardens are more than just an unusual decoration attached to a wall - they are a means of bringing life and greenery to a bleak courtyard, a grey city street, or a cold modern building. "Vertical Gardens" is the first publication to present a collection of the most important examples of this emerging trend.


Introduction; Origins; Experiments; Interiors; Filaments and Hybrid Structures; Integrations; Installations; Extreme Solutions; Urban Metamorphosis; Biographies of the Architects and Artists.

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Anna Lambertini is a professor of landscape studies at the Universita degli Studi in Florence. Jacques Leenhardt is director of research, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

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