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Bernard Trainor: Ground Studio Landscapes
by Bernard Trainor

Gardens of 12 California homes—from Big Sur north to Healdsburg—are featured through lush photos and personal reflections by Trainor, an Australian-born landscape architect living in Monterey. These modern estates are enhanced by Trainor’s subtle, never showy, gardens and grounds. There’s a gentle touch to the work with the feeling that a swimming pool emerged surrounded by tall grass, or of slightly caged nature as greenery meanders with a stone path. Trainor is well paired with contemporary architects who use materials of stone, concrete, and wood in their natural, authentic states. The landscape and architecture interact as in a dance, gently moving into and around each other, in natural integration and dialogue. Of course, we know this kind of casualness must be carefully planned and executed.

Princeton Architectural Press, 2019, 224 pages, hardcover, $55.

 

 

 

 
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