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Wild By Design

"Profusely and beautifully illustrated throughout with color photography, Wild By Design: Strategies for Creating Life-Enhancing Landscapes ... should be on the personal reading lists of every aspiring and practicing landscape designer."

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  • 264 pages

  • Full color, 200 photos, 100 illustrations

  • 8" x 9"

  • By Margie Ruddick


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WILD BY DESIGN - STRATEGIES FOR CREATING LIFE-ENHANCING LANDSCAPES / ISLAND PRESS

Can nature—in all its unruly wildness—be an integral part of creative landscape design? In her beautifully illustrated book, Wild by Design, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick urges designers to look beyond the rules often imposed by both landscaping convention and sustainability checklists. Instead, she offers a set of principles for a more creative and intuitive approach that challenges the entrenched belief that natural processes cannot complement high-level landscape design.

 

Wild by Design defines and explains the five fundamental strategies Ruddick employs, often in combination, to give life, beauty, and meaning to landscapes: Reinvention, Restoration, Conservation, Regeneration, and Expression. Drawing on her own projects—from New York City’s Queens Plaza, formerly a concrete jungle of traffic, to a desertscape backyard in Baja, California, to the Living Water Park in Chengdu, China—she offers guidance on creating beautiful, healthy landscapes that successfully reconnect people with larger natural systems.

 

A revealing look into the approach of one of sustainable landscape design’s most innovative practitioners, Wild by Design stretches the boundaries of landscape design, offering readers a set of broader, more flexible strategies and practical examples that allow for the unexpected exuberance of nature to be a welcome part of our gardens, parks, backyards, and cities.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

264 pages

8" x 9"

Full color, 200 photos, 100 illustrations


By Margie Ruddick


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How did we curate this product?

While there’s no universal standard for sustainable manufacturing, Living Deep is committed to supporting brands, makers and manufacturers that are on a ‘deep green’ path, making progress towards positive environmental and social benefit. As we consider how this product impacts our health and the health of all species, you can learn more about how we evaluate products, or keep reading below for our curation of this specific product...

Where does the product come from?

The majority of Island Press books are printed in the US at a small number of trusted print vendors.

What is it made of?

Island Press books are printed with either FSC certified or recycled paper and non-toxic ink.

Where does it go at the end of its life?

Island Press has worked carefully for many years to limit the number of overstocked titles, and with recent advances in digital printing technology, they are able to print smaller quantities so they don’t run the risk of having extra books in the warehouse. When they do have an overstocked title, they usually sell those books to a remainder buyer. Book remainders are sold at an extreme discount, and the remainder buyers then resell the books to used bookstores and other retailers. (If you’ve noticed book resellers on Amazon selling books for impossibly cheap, or if you’ve seen a “remainder table” at an independent bookstore with books marked 75% off – this is where they come from!) We here at Living Deep are also fans of donating books we are no longer reading to the local library, retirement homes and prison reading programs. Check local listings for groups in your area that accept donated books.

COMPANY statement

Island Press began with a simple idea: knowledge is power—the power to imagine a better future and find ways for getting us there. Founded in 1984, Island Press’ mission is to provide the best ideas and information to those seeking to understand and protect the environment and create solutions to its complex problems. We elevate voices of change, shine a spotlight on crucial issues, and focus attention on sustainable solutions.


Our network of authors includes E.O. Wilson, Paul Ehrlich, Sylvia Earle, Gretchen Daily, Jan Gehl, Daniel Pauly, and many others. By working closely with experts like these, Island Press has developed a comprehensive and growing body of knowledge—vital resources for all those working to protect the environment and create healthy communities.


Our programs and partnerships bring our authors and their views into conversation with people who can trigger change on the ground and keep it moving forward. Click here to read about some of the changes our work has shaped.


Island Press is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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