Table of contents for Art and the gardener : fine painting as inspiration for garden design / Gordon Hayward.


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Acknowledgments 7 Introduction 9 Step I: Choose Your Style 17 Romanticism 18 Classical Axial Design 22 Impressionism 26 Cubism 30 Minimalism 34 Abstract Expressionism 38 Pattern and Decoration 42 Contemporary 46 Step II: The Relationship between House and Garden 53 Garden as the Setting for the House 54 Arriving at the Front Door 56 View from the Front Door 58 Views from Windows out into the Garden 60 A Terrace Relates Inside to Outside 62 Sitting in the Garden 64 Step III: Overall Composition 69 The Process 69 The Parts of a Whole Painting, a Whole Garden 73 Ten Methods of Composition for the Lansdscape Painter and Garden Designer 81 Step IV: Design Principles 91 Straight Paths 92 The Tunnel 94 Curving Paths 96 Related Curves 98 Light: Dappled Shade 100 Focal Points 102 Man-Made Structures Contrasting with Plants 104 The Outlook 106 Contrasting Textures and Colors 108 Creating Entrances, Transitions, and Edges 110 Step V: Roles Trees Play in the Garden 113 Vertical Trees in a Horizontal Landscape 114 Creating Intimacy 118 Trees in Winter 120 The Orchard and Allee: Lines of Trees as Structural Elements 122 Low-Pruned Trees Compress Views under Them 124 Positive and Negative Space 126 Step VI: Color Harmony or Contrast 129 The Gardener's Color Wheel 130 Color Schemes for the Garden 133 The Vocabulary of Color 133 The Power of White 133 Green: Keeper of the Peace 134 Grays and Gray Greens 134 Contrasting Colors in the Garden 134 Harmonious Colors in the Garden 135 Color Combinations 136 Step VII: Bringing It All Together: Claude Monet's Life, Garden, and Art 151 Floral Arrangements: Art in Bloom 159 Appendixes 162 Index 169



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Gardens -- Design.
Landscape design.
Gardens in art.