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Eckbo, Garrett

Overview
Works: 100 works in 210 publications in 3 languages and 5,297 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Bibliography  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Artist, Author of introduction
Classifications: SB472, 712
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Most widely held works by Garrett Eckbo
Urban landscape design by Garrett Eckbo( Book )

18 editions published between 1960 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a wide experience the author selects significant design concepts applied to gardens, parks and cities, and executed by outstanding landscape architects. Several examples are in California, including Los Angeles and environs
The art of home landscaping by Garrett Eckbo( Book )

12 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to plan, build, and plant to achieve useful and beautiful outdoor space for living
The landscape we see by Garrett Eckbo( Book )

11 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscape for living by Garrett Eckbo( Book )

33 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garrett Eckbo (1910-1996) was one of the most highly respected and influential American modernist landscape architects. He worked assiduously to overthrow the Beaux-Arts system of landscape design and to develop an approach that would address the social and economic challenges of the modern world. Eckbo rejected the centrality of nature as a psychological and spiritual source of inspiration, criticizing the "palliative" introduction of nature into cities in parks designed by Olmsted and other nineteenth-century landscape architects and arguing instead for a scientific method that would provide a model for a new approach to landscape design entirely free of preconceptions. Deliberately experimental, Eckbo's designs were centered on the garden, which he believed was the prototype for all landscape design. His built work was influenced by modernist European architecture, modern art, and vernacular landscape traditions. Published in 1950, Landscape for Living presents a synthesis of Eckbo's thinking and professional work and sets forth his theoretical approach to achieving the "total landscape." Illustrations throughout the book feature his own designs for gardens, parks, and institutional projects, group housing from his graduate years, work for the Farm Security Administration, and projects by the firm of Eckbo, Royston and Williams. David C. Streatfield's introduction chronicles Eckbo's life to 1950, from his lonely childhood through his rebellious years at Harvard and well into his distinguished early career as a landscape designer, prolific author, and committed social activist, interpreting Eckbo's densely written text as a reflection of this history
Home landscape : the art of home landscaping by Garrett Eckbo( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public landscape : six essays on government and environmental design in the San Francisco Bay area by Garrett Eckbo( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Donnell and Eckbo gardens : modern Californian masterworks by Marc Treib( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time, a detailed look at two California gardens that were pivotal in defining mid-20th-century landscape design in the United States: Thomas Church's 1948 Donnell garden in Sonoma, California, and Garrett Eckbo's 1959 ALCOA Forecast garden in Los Angeles. Church's brilliant integration of indoor-outdoor living and Eckbo's imaginative use of new materials like aluminum left nostalgia behind and created America's new backyard. From the Environmental Design Archive at the University of California, Berkeley
People in a landscape( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with Garrett Eckbo : January 1981 by Michael Laurie( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garrett Eckbo : modern landscapes for living by Marc Treib( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The man and his work are given an appreciative investigation in Garrett Eckbo: Modern Landscapes for Living a detailed and elegant study that features more than sixty of his projects - many published here for the first time. Marc Treib examines the aesthetic formation of Eckbo's manner; and by implication, the broader field of landscape architecture since the 1930s. Dorothee Imbert writes of Eckbo's social vision, noting his belief that ultimately landscape design is "the arrangement of environments for people." The book includes an afterword by Garrett Eckbo, a memoir by photographer Julius Shulman, a biographical and professional chronology, and a bibliography of publications by and about the landscape architect and his contemporaries."--Jacket
Garrett Eckbo : philosophy of landscape by Garrett Eckbo( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative analysis of San Francisco and Sydney Bays as environments for living by Garrett Eckbo( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minneapolis parkway system : concepts for the future by Dean, Austin & Williams Eckbo( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design alternatives for the Berkeley waterfront by Dean, Austin & Williams Eckbo( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jūtaku no zōen gijutsu( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscape Design Conference : [course I, lectures] by Landscape Design Conference( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with Garrett Eckbo( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscape architect Garrett Eckbo talks about his life, architectural projects and professional theories
Garrett Eckbo : a bibliography by Mary A Vance( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Donnell and Eckbo gardens : modern Californian masterworks
Alternative Names
Garrett Eckbo

Garrett Eckbo Amerikaans tuin- en landschapsarchitect (1910-2000)

Garrett Eckbo US-amerikanischer Landschaftsarchitekt

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