The Art of the Garden
Carl Dellatore’s new book illustrates the magic of cultivating the natural beauty of plants
While our boundaries are limited during the current state of quarantine, our immediate outdoor spaces have become even more important. What better time to get some gardening advice and inspiration from a design guru?
Carl Dellatore’s Garden Design Master Class (Rizzoli, 2020) brings together essays by 100 landscape architects and garden designers, reflecting on universal gardening questions, illustrated with photos of each expert’s stunning work. The book allows the reader an opportunity to experience the magic of cultivating the natural beauty of plants, ultimately becoming a comprehensive study of garden design.
Dellatore, a textile designer who has worked extensively in magazines, currently works as a content marketing consultant and social media strategist within New York’s design community. He is the author of The Fabric Style Book, Interior Design Master Class, and On Style.
“It is my hope that through the evocative writing of the master gardeners in this book, new generations of designers and garden enthusiasts can draw aesthetic and practical inspiration and this book can join the many classics on the shelves of devoted gardeners everywhere, providing instruction and delight to professionals and laypeople alike.”
– Carl Dellatore
The book is divided into six thematic sections: Theory, Process, Style, Structure, Elements, and Inspiration. Featuring over 170 stunning photographs, the accompanying essays divulge expert design advice and philosophy, from practical considerations such as seedlings and pathways to stylistic concerns such as asymmetry and rhythm.
From rooftop gardens to natural ones, the book includes essays on outdoor spaces in all seasons and different climates, varying in design and style, in smalls spaces or large.
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
—Marcus Tullius Cicero
The book and its expert contributors will be immensely helpful and inspirational for the amateur gardener, as well as students of garden design and garden design professionals.
Garden Design Master Class by Carl Dellatore, Rizzoli New York, 2020; $60; rizzoliusa.com