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High Line NYC: The Inside Story by Landscape Designer Piet Oudolf

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New York’s High Line has been a recreation changer ever since 2009, when its southernmost part opened to the public. However in all the books subsequently written concerning the elevated park constructed on an deserted railway above Manhattan’s gritty West Aspect, one voice was missing, that of the famend artist of naturalistic landscapes who designed the Excessive Line’s plantings, Piet Oudolf. Until now.

This month Timber Press is releasing Gardens of the High Line: Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes by Oudolf and photographer Rick Darke, who has been taking footage of the park since 2002, properly before its opening. This hefty paperback provides us Oudolf’s perspective on what’s so far his most well-known creation. It supplies a richly illustrated and informative tour via the whole expanse of the Excessive Line, from its start line in the former Meatpacking District to its terminus at 34th Road. The guide feels immersive. We study concerning the types and crops of its 12 totally different gardens and see evocative pictures of them at totally different occasions of day and in numerous seasons of the yr.

Images by Rick Darke, courtesy of Timber Press.

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