Led by the Land

Led by the Land

Landscapes

An updated and expanded edition of Kim Wilkie's classic work, widely acclaimed as a major contribution to the literature on landscape, sustainability, regeneration and design. 

"A revelatory story of how landscapes in human hands can become inhabited works of art, written by one of the most gifted of today's landscape architects." - Sir David Attenborough

"If you want to make a landmark, do not grow gentians. Get Wilkie to shape the myths of your dreams." - Robin Lane Fox, Financial Times

In addition to the many private and public landscape designs described in the first edition of Led by the Land, this revised edition includes new projects, among them Kim Wilkie's thought-provoking designs for the grounds of London's Natural History Museum, tracing 'the passage from deep time to the present [and] to the future . . . exploring where we go next and how we can continue to survive in the narrow bands of atmosphere and topsoil that make life possible in the thin biosphere of the planet'.  

An updated and expanded edition of Kim Wilkie's classic work, widely acclaimed as a major contribution to the literature on landscape, sustainability, regeneration and design. 

Kim Wilkie had an intense introduction to landscape. He grew up in the Malaysian jungle and the Iraqi desert before being sent to school in southern England. Having studied history at Oxford and environmental design at the University of California, Berkeley, he set up his landscape studio in London in 1989. He is fascinated by the link between land and culture and between memory and imagination. He continues to teach sporadically at Berkeley, writes optimistically about land and place and is involved in various national committees on landscape and environmental policy in the UK. He lives in Hampshire.

Imprint
The Pimpernel Press Ltd
Publisher
The Pimpernel Press Ltd
Language
English
Product Format
Hardback
Dimensions
230 x 170
Publication Date
7 Nov 2019
Country of Manufacture
CN
Number of Pages
208
ISBN
9781910258521