The Gardens of Blasen Landscape Architecture
Listening to clients’ dreams about how they want to live on their land, Blasen Landscape Architecture has won top awards in the United States for creating gardens—near the beach, in valleys, on mountain ridges, and in cities—that are sustainable, contemporary, and provide pristine, deeply felt encounters with the outdoors.
Photographs by Marion Brenner
Foreword by Catherine Wagner
Blasen Landscape Architecture listens attentively for clients’ thoughts and builds gardens that provide a pristine and deeply felt encounter with the land. Interested in the psychological qualities of land, they work, essentially, to increase their clients’ happiness. The gardens in this book grow on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, in the valleys of the California coastal hills, in tight urban lots, and on spacious residential estates. Each is of a sophisticated and seamless high quality and demonstrates Eric and Silvina Blasen’s ability to intensely intuit and beautifully forge a relevant, contemporary dynamic between architecture and land. Whether a wildflower meadow or a courtyard around a fireplace, the spaces are built sustainably and shine with a single quality: ease with the outdoors. Blasen Landscape Architecture embraces green practices, and while their work has been widely published, Living Land captures the very essence of the Blasens' philosophy.
Testimonial from Living Land's author, Eric Blasen:
"After reviewing the beautiful advance copy of our new book, Living Land: The Gardens of Blasen Landscape Architecture, we are very happy with the outcome. A big thank you to ORO for providing an elegant design, spot-on color correction, and a gorgeous printing job that really brings images to life. Gordon, thank you for your direction and guidance through this book-making journey."