Prosecco and Prose Book Party: Desert Gardens of Steve Martino

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Prosecco and Prose Book Party: Desert Gardens of Steve Martino

Prosecco and Prose Book Party: Desert Gardens of Steve Martino
Jun 07, 2018
The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Washington, DC
United States

Space is limited. RSVP required by June 4. Click here to reserve.
If you are unable to attend but would like to purchase a signed copy of the book, click here.

Join TCLF, Bartlett Tree Experts, and Victor Stanley on Thursday, June 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, to meet the author, Caren Yglesias, and the celebrated practitioner, Steve Martino, behind the newly released book Desert Gardens of Steve Martino.

The book surveys 21 gardens by Steve Martino, whose work blends colorful, man-made elements with native plants to reflect the sun-drenched beauty of the desert. This beautifully illustrated volume is sure to inspire gardeners, landscape professionals, and admirers of California and the Southwest.

For more than 30 years, Martino has been committed to developing and advancing landscape architecture in the Southwest. His pioneering work with native plant material and the development of a desert-derived design aesthetic is widely recognized. A recurring theme of his work is the dramatic juxtaposition of man-made elements with ecological processes of the region. His love for the desert—the interplay of light and shadow, the colors, plants, and wildlife—inspires his work.

Caren Yglesias is a licensed architect and professor of landscape design at the University of California, Berkeley. She has taught landscape architecture at Virginia Tech, the University of Maryland, and the Academy of Art University. Her publications include The Innovative Use of Materials in Architecture and Landscape Architecture: History, Theory and Performance and The Complete House and Grounds: Learning from Andrew Jackson Downing’s Domestic Architecture.

 

5:30 to 7:30 PM
The Cultural Landscape Foundation
1711 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20009
United States