Outside the Not So Big House

Outside the Not So Big House

Creating the Landscape of Home

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Random House, Inc.
In this groundbreaking book, noted landscape designer and award-winning writer Julie Moir Messervy and bestselling author Sarah Susanka reveal how to bring house and garden into perfect harmony. After all, who doesn't yearn for a landscape that is as well designed as the interior of their home? In Outside the Not So Big House, Julie and Sarah teach you everything you need to know about the design concepts essential to extending your home beyond its four walls.

Lushly photographed and illustrated with vivid drawings, Outside the Not So Big House explores how to build pathways and journeys in your gardens; how to make the most of your site; how to use details to bring it all together. Twenty homes from across the country aptly illustrate these easy-to-grasp design ideas. Fans of Sarah's previous Not So Big books will be pleased to discover not only Julie's clear, concise prose but also a new vision for creating home.

Baker & Taylor
A companion volume to Inside the Not So Big House explains how to create a seamless transition between indoor space and outdoor living through a consideration of the building in relation to the surrounding land and the development of a landscape design that links the inside and outside. 75,000 first printing.

Book News
Drawing on the Japanese ideogram katei meaning unified home and garden, Messervy (columnist for Fine Gardening magazine) and Susanka (author of The Not So Big House) offer a "photographic dictionary of ideas" for integrating smaller homes with their sites. Each provides a summary of her "homescaping" design philosophy. Color photos by Grey Crawford and landscape design plans illustrate ways to accomplish this integration. The guide includes a list of the featured US architects and landscape designers. Oversize: 10.25x10.25 ". Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Ingram Publishing Services
Extending the original principles from her book "The Not So Big House," award-winning landscape designer Sarah Susanka joins forces with noted landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy to offer innovative designs that promote unifying home and landscape. 290 full-color photos. 30 drawings.
In this groundbreaking book, noted landscape designer and award-winning writer Julie Moir Messervy and bestselling author Sarah Susanka reveal how to bring house and garden into perfect harmony. After all, who doesn't yearn for a landscape that is as well designed as the interior of their home? In "Outside the Not So Big House," Julie and Sarah teach you everything you need to know about the design concepts essential to extending your home beyond its four walls.
Lushly photographed and illustrated with vivid drawings, "Outside the Not So Big House" explores how to build pathways and journeys in your gardens; how to make the most of your site; how to use details to bring it all together. Twenty homes from across the country aptly illustrate these easy-to-grasp design ideas. Fans of Sarah's previous Not So Big books will be pleased to discover not only Julie's clear, concise prose but also a new vision for creating home.

Publisher: Newtown, Conn. : Taunton Press, c2006
ISBN: 9781561587346
1561587346
Branch Call Number: 712.6 Mes
Characteristics: 270 p. : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Crawford, Grey
Susanka, Sarah

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TinaJB
Apr 01, 2013

gardens for people with a lot of money

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thewalkinggirl
Jun 15, 2012

nice ideas but wow for so many of them you would really need a lot of money time and be really professional. I got a few small ideas from this but would only use this book if I was to hire someone and wanted to show them what I wanted them to do. I was looking for things for the part time home gardener so not really for me...

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