Relative staff: Scott Melbourne
Melbourne, SJ. Refining Nature: The Landscape Architecture of Peter Walker. Birkhäuser. (Forthcoming, March 2020)
What might one learn from a careful examination of Peter Walker’s built works, developed across a range of conditions and geographies over the past six decades? Structured according to landscape systems (i.e. topography, vegetation, water) rather than chronology or project type, Refining Nature: The Landscape Architecture of Peter Walker includes cross-sectional examinations of the designer’s working with these elements, followed by more in-depth case studies of seminal projects that trace Walker’s significant contributions to contemporary landscape design. Analytical diagrams illustrate design strategies and are paired with site photographs and original design drawings, advancing methods for the shaping of inhabited outdoor environments. The book will be published by Birkhäuser.