Refining Nature: The Landscape Architecture of Peter Walker
Peter Walker is one of the most seminal and prolific figures in contemporary landscape design worldwide both as a teacher and as practitioner. Among his best-known works are Nasher Garden in Dallas, Novartis Campus in Basel, Switzerland and the World Trade Center Memorial in New York. This academic review of Walker’s unique oeuvre look closely at his design work and provides a comparative analysis.
For this publication, the author explored 38 selected works by site visits, his own photography, and analytical diagrams. He was particularly interested in how Walker’s landscapes have fared over time. Melbourne relates how the atmosphere of these ‘generous landscapes’ was achieved and which components contributed to their success.