Margaret Morton

Transitory Gardens, Uprooted Lives
by Ms. Margaret Morton
Publisher's Description
This unique book, through the vision of a photographer and a landscape architect, shows gardens built by the impoverished and homeless of New York City. As with traditional gardens, these spaces provide a location for private retreat, social activity, or pleasure. However, unlike traditional gardens these are more closely connected to an active yet temporary use of the land. "Transitory gardens speak the language of our times: here we find the reuse of nearly everything discarded, a sparing use of water and plant materials, an economical treatment of space and a penchant for icons, toys, flags and symbols of freedom and nationality."--the publisher.
ISBN: 0300057725
Publisher: Yale University Press
Hardcover : 160 pages
Language: English
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