Synopses & Reviews
Patrick Blanc, an artist with a green thumb, has created dozens of his admired botanical tapestries in public and private spaces around the world, including the Marithé & François Girbaud boutique in Manhattan; the Jean Nouvel-designed Quai Branly Museum in Paris; the aquarium in Genoa; the Siam Paragon mall in Bangkok; and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. In this luscious, oversize, all-color book, he explains how to create plant walls using more than one thousand plants, drawing on his observation of natural milieus, his technique of growing on vertical surfaces, his savoir faire, and his passion for plants.
Patrick Blanc, an artist with a green thumb, has created dozens of his admired botanical tapestries in public and private spaces around the world, including the Marith
The secrets of plants that cling, grip, and climb, from the inventor of the vertical garden.
His creations reflect natural habitats around the world from waterfalls to river banks, rocky outcrops and forest understoreys'.Stunning photography.
About the Author
Patrick Blanc has been a scientist at CNRS (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique) since 1982; he won the French Society Award for Botany in 1993. He lives in Paris.