The New American Garden Gallery Guide

TCLF 25th Anniversary Sale

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is commemorating it's 25th year by releasing select editions from its publications catalog at a special rate. Over the past quarter century, TCLF has raised the visibility of thousands of cultural landscapes and increased the value of the landscape architecture profession more broadly through its award-winning guides to cities and regions across North America, comprehensive guides to the work of pioneering landscape architects, and numerous special publications dedicated to significant design movements. 

Wolfgang Oehme and James van Sweden revolutionized landscape architecture with the creation of the New American Garden, a type of garden characterized by large swaths of grasses and fields of perennials. Their style celebrated the seasonal splendor of the American meadow while promoting its inherent ecological, sustainable, aesthetic, and ornamental values. According to van Sweden: “It is vigorous and audacious, and it vividly blends the natural and the cultivated.”

This 68-page gallery guide, created to accompany the traveling photographic exhibition The New American Garden: The Landscape Architecture of Oehme, van Sweden that debuted at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. on October 17, 2015, features 52 newly commissioned and archival images of significant private gardens, along with important civic and commercial projects.

For a limited time, this guidebook is available for $6.