Landprints: The Landscape Designs of Bernard Trainor
Landprints: The Landscape Designs of Bernard Trainor : Hardcover
Susan Heeger (Author) & Bernard Trainor (Author)
Australian-born landscape designer Bernard Trainor has made it his life’s work to capture the wild soul of his adopted home of Northern California. Neither a naturalist nor an architect, Trainor uses the tools of both to create stunning large-scale gardens that unfold over many acres. Across airy hilltops, craggy seasides, and other one-of-a-kind tracts, Trainor applies simple, understated frames to rugged natural panoramas, the better to bring them into focus. His understated yet powerful landscapes draw inspiration from local plants, regional history, and the contours of the site. Designed to engage all of the senses–the sound of water, the smell of sage–Trainor’s gardens create sensory memories that foster a deep connection to the land. Landprints showcases ten of his most ambitious and inspiring gardens through gorgeous photography and detailed project descriptions.
Susan Heeger … a California native and graduate of Harvard University, is a long-time magazine and newspaper feature writer with a specialty in garden, design, home, lifestyle, and food stories. A contributing editor for Garden Design and former staff writer for Martha Stewart Living, she also co-wrote (with Jimmy Williams) From Seed to Skillet, a guide to edible gardening and cooking from the garden, published by Chronicle Books, and The Gardens of California, published by Clarkson Potter. She has written extensively on vegetable gardening for publications ranging from The Los Angeles Times Magazine to This Old House, and covered entertaining, food, landscape, and interior design for others such as Martha Stewart Living, Coastal Living, Country Living, and Cooking Light.
She has two new books coming out in Spring, 2013. The first, Hand-Crafted Candy Bars: From-Scratch, All-Natural, Gloriously Grown-Up Confections, co-written with chocolatier and pastry chef Susie Norris, will be published by Chronicle Books. The second, Landprints: The Landscape Designs of Bernard Trainor, will appear in April, 2013, from Princeton Architectural Press.