Rick Darke is an amazing garden writer and photographer. You've got a chance to see him in person.
Here's a nice Post-Gazette story on him and his upcoming appearance.
Celebrating the Layered Landscape:
Design to Bridge the Nature-Culture Divide with Rick Darke.
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 7:00 PM at the Airport Marriott.
All landscapes are layered in space and time, and the dynamic nature of designed places is key to their continuing beauty, relevance and viability. Today’s most vibrant gardens are inclusive: celebrating cultural history while weaving its story into the tapestry of emerging modern ecologies.
Using a diversity of local and global landscapes to provide background, Rick Darke will place the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden’s inspired vision in world context.
Cost: $25 per person $20 for members of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.
Rick Darke’s work is grounded in an observational ethic which blends art, ecology, and cultural geography in the design and stewardship of livable landscapes. His projects include parks, post-industrial sites, transportation corridors, corporate and collegiate campuses, conservation developments and botanic gardens.
Rick is author and photographer of many books including The American Woodland Garden: Capturing the Spirit of the Deciduous Forest (Timber Press), In Harmony With Nature: Lessons from the Arts & Crafts Garden (Michael Friedman Publishing), The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes (Timber Press), and The Wild Garden: Expanded Edition (Timber Press).
His writing and images have been featured in collaborative works including Fallingwater (Rizzoli) and On The High Line: Exploring America’s Most Original Urban Park (Thames & Hudson).