Transforming Uncommon Ground: The Gardens of Vladimir Sitta
Cloth, 164 pp., ISBN 978–0–711–23128–3, $50.00
A native of Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) where he received his training, Vladimir Sitta worked there and in Germany prior to emigrating to Australia in the 1980s. There he began an international landscape design practice. His award-winning designs on the cutting edge of this art media are noted for technical innovation and the imaginative use of forms found in nature. Landscape architect and author Tempe Macgowan surveys the architectural drawings and photographs of the contemporary style gardens that Sitta produced, noting that each illustrates a specific concept that the trend-setting landscape architect explores in three dimensions.
—Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden
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