Nancy Power is to landscape what Frank Gehry is to architecture, or Bunny Williams to interiorsa master, a visionary, a seasoned professional at the very pinnacle of her craft. The designs Power createswhether for parklands, playgrounds, or private sanctuariesreflect the meticulous attention she pays to each place's particularity and to the desires and living patterns of those who will use and enjoy her gardens.From residential gardens in Beverly Hills and Malibu to street planning for downtown Los Angeles and play zones for the Pasadena Children's Museum, the selection of Power's work in this beautiful book reveals her multidimensional aesthetic. Her approach can range from the lavishly leafy to the meditatively restrained, from the comfortably homey to the superlatively (though always quirkily) formal. But no matter what the look, no matter who the client, each of her projects reminds us of the power that gardens have to refresh the body, center the mind, and liberate the spirit.
About the Author
Power is a garden designer based in Santa Monica, California. She has spent the last 25 years in the field of design, first as an interior designer in New York, then as West Coast editor for House Beautiful and as contributing editor to Food & Wine. She owns her own firm, Nancy Goslee Power & Associates.
BUNNY WILLIAMS, a world-renowned interior designer and garden expert with her own Manhattan-based company, is the author of Stewart, Tabori and Changs "An Affair with a House". Her work is regularly featured in such publications as "Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House & Garden", the "New York Times", and "Town & Country". With her husband, antiques dealer John Roselli, she owns Treillage Ltd., a home and garden decor shop in New York City. They live in Manhattan and Connecticut.