Synopses & Reviews
This artfully executed book is the first gardening guide to fully explain how and why colors work together in the garden. Enchanting author Sandra Austin takes gardeners beyond the common color wheel approach. Readers develop a comprehensive understanding of what color is, how it is perceived, how it affects perception and how it can be used to create beautiful gardens.
Suggests new ways to think about color, including a basic vocabulary that encourages the creative use of color in garden designs.
-- Includes new, fresh ways to use eye-catching color based on texture, light effects and creative imagination.
-- Explains basic color concepts as well as sophisticated color theory that will appeal to advanced gardeners.
-- Introduces modern color classification systems and explains how color families and combinations work together.
-- Contains brilliant full-color photos and extensive drawings and illustrations throughout.
Professional landscape designer and teacher Sandra Austin takes gardeners beyond the common color wheel approach. Readers find new, fresh ways to use eye-catching color based on texture, light effects and creative imagination. 200 beautiful full-color photos and extensive drawings and illustrations.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 162) and index.
About the Author
Austin is a professional landscape designer and teacher.