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Surfacedesign: Material Landscapes
by James A. Lord, FASLA
Roderick Wyllie, ASLA, and Geoff Di Girolamo, ASLA, Assoc. AIA

The first book on this award-winning landscape architecture and urban design firm reveals thoughtful parks, plazas, waterfronts, civic landscapes, and private gardens that convey beauty, authenticity, and inventiveness. The text comprises interviews, dialogues, and discussions with San Francisco-based Surfacedesign’s partners James A. Lord, FASLA, Roderick Wyllie, ASLA, and Geoff di Girolamo, ASLA, Assoc. AIA, along with several team members, who define their approach to materials, gesture, and sustainability, as well as the inner workings of this investigative, non-hierarchical, collaborative practice. Twenty-five projects—ranging in scale and complexity from Auckland International Airport to a private garden in the heart of San Francisco—are beautifully photographed (mostly by Marion Brenner), displaying the sensuous nature of the work. Through words and images, the book investigates the roots of the firm’s design ethos stemming from deep beliefs in the power of narrative to imbue landscape with meaning, to express the history of place, and, most important, to connect people to the places they live, work, travel, and play.
The Monacelli Press, 2019, 208 pages, flexibound, $50.

 

 

 

 
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