Piet Oudolf At Work (Hardcover)
As seen in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, WSJ Magazine, and Vogue
A major monograph on the Dutch garden designer, featuring his gardens and the largest collection of his drawings ever published
Step into a Piet Oudolf garden and you are transported into a dreamlike meadowscape, filled with perennials, seasonal color, and texture. Made in close collaboration with Oudolf, this book showcases gardens throughout his career and across the globe – from New York’s acclaimed High Line to the newly planted Vitra Campus in Germany. The book offers fresh insight into the work and creative practice of Oudolf, both from a horticultural and artistic perspective, showcasing high-profile and lesser-known gardens, including Chicago's Lurie Garden, Hauser & Wirth Somerset and Menorca, Venice Biennale, Singer Museum, Belle Isle in Detroit, Noma, and others.
It offers unprecedented insight into his design process, working methods, and inspirations, and features original sketches and drawings – many of which are published here for the first time. This major new monograph is significant not only for its breadth and the largest collection of Oudolf's drawings ever published, but also for its inclusion of brand-new work, together with newly commissioned essays that place his work in context and offer fresh perspective on his career and significance. The book also includes gatefolds and tip-ins to explain key designs.
About the Author
Cassian Schmidt is a gardener, landscape architect, and director of Hermannshof Garden in Germany.
Noel Kingsbury is a planting design consultant and a prolific writer on gardens and naturalistic planting.
Hans Ulrich Obrist is a curator, critic, art historian, and artistic director at the Serpentine Galleries in London.
‘Drawn into [Oudolf's] textural mosaic of muted colors, we can exhale.’ – The New York Times
‘Discover a Dutch master.’ – Garden's Illustrated
‘[Piet Oudolf At Work] juxtaposes detailed photography with the largest collection of his drawings ever published, generously offering a Technicolor road map to his oft-imitated schemes.’ – Architectural Digest
‘Piet Oudolf At Work proves how inarguable his impact is. A photographic anthology of his greatest outdoor work as well as a poetic ode to his creativity … it offers a complete look at Oudolf and his legacy.’ – Vogue
‘Oudolf’s love letter to our future.’ – Wall Street Journal Magazine
‘There’s no better summer book than a book filled with large, full-bleed images of beautiful gardens.’ – Fast Company
'One of the most influential figures in contemporary gardening.' – Domino
‘Several of [Oudolf’s] most notable installations alongside their architectural drawings and color-coded freehand sketches [are featured] in his new monograph.’ – Galerie
‘A look inside his famous plantings.’ – Chicago Magazine
‘Oudolf wants us to see the beauty in all things, at all times.’ – Cottages & Gardens
‘A highlight reel of the world-famous Dutch gardener and innovator.’ – Flower Power Daily
'The largest collection of Oudolf's drawings ever published.' – GRAY Magazine
'Unprecedented insight into Oudolf’s design process, working methods and inspirations.' – Florists' Review