Synopses & Reviews
Idyllic urban oases offer inspiration to anyone yearning to add nature and serenity to an outdoor living space. Rooftop Gardens showcases some of the most unique and extraordinary outdoor spaces in New York City that urban dwellers have created as retreats from the daily chaos of life. A sumptuous array of gardens ranging in style from working to exotic fills the pages, a diverse selection befitting different scales and changing seasons. From the lush produce garden of Elis Vinegar Factory to a glass-enclosed conservatory perched atop Park Avenue in which amaryllis, paperwhite narcissus, and cyclamen grow during the winter months, this stunning portfolio illustrates innovative and original ways to design ones own outdoor sanctuary—be it sky-high or ground level—and is a must-have for homeowners, decorators, and landscape architects alike.
About the Author
Denise LeFrak Calicchio is a member of the prominent LeFrak real estate family and a coauthor of High Rise, Low Down. Roberta Amon is active on committees of the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Norman McGrath is an architectural photographer and author, most recently of Architectural Photography. Evelyn H. Lauder is Senior Corporate Vice President of The Esteé Lauder Companies Inc. She is also Chairman of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), which she founded in 1993.