Private Landscapes

Modernist Gardens in Southern California

Pamela Burton, Marie Botnick

     9.25 × 11.75 in (23.5 × 29.8 cm)
192 pages
150 color illustrations, 81 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 2/28/2014
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781616891619

The first and only book to focus on the modernist gardens of Southern California is now available in paperback. In Private Landscapes, landscape architect Pamela Burton and interior designer Marie Botnick profile twenty significant gardens, and their accompanying houses, by the most celebrated architects of mid century modernism, including Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, A. Quincy Jones, and John Lautner. Featuring Julius Shulman's iconic black-and-white photographs of the original gardens as well as Tim Street-Porter's crisp color images of contemporary restorations and updates, Private Landscapes shows why these gardens continue to provide inspiration for gardeners and designers everywhere.
  • This intriguing insider's view is for anyone interested in the origins and evolution of our region's signature brand of indoor-outdoor living. ---the Los Angeles Times magazine
  • The mere existence of these gardens will surprise many. Their attention to scale and region is a revelation. ---House and Gardens
  • :When you learn that most of the photographs in this book are taken by Tim Street-Porter and the equally legendary Julius Shulman you know you are in for a visual treat."--- the Architectural Review

Pamela Burton is a noted landscape architect in Los Angeles who has been instrumental in restoring several mid-century gardens in Southern California.

Marie Botnick is an interior designer specializing in re-creating modernist interiors and responsible for restoring a major Richard Neutra residence in Los Angeles. She lives in Ojai, California.

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