The secrets of plants that cling, grip, and climb, from the inventor of the vertical garden.
Patrick Blanc, an artist with a green thumb, has created dozens of his admired botanical tapestries in public and private spaces around the world, including the Marithé & François Girbaud boutique in Manhattan; the Jean Nouvel-designed Quai Branly Museum in Paris; the aquarium in Genoa; the Siam Paragon mall in Bangkok; and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. In this luscious, oversize, all-color book, he explains how to create plant walls using more than one thousand plants, drawing on his observation of natural milieus, his technique of growing on vertical surfaces, his savoir faire, and his passion for plants.
- Seeping rocks
- Cliffs and karstic outcrops
- Inselbergs and rocky outcrops
- Caves and dark glens
- Forest understory
The impact of plants on architecture
- From superficial impact to overall destruction
- Superficial impact
- Hazardous impact
- Destructive impact
The vertical garden
- From the idea to the concept
- Structure, installation and maintenance
194 pages / 26,5 x 33,5 cm