This Field Guide to Patricia Johanson's built and unbuilt projects aims to capture her thought process in the act of drawing. Each project, whether built or not, owes its inception to the series of 150+ garden designs she produced in 1969 as a result of a House & Garden commission. Her "Plant Drawings and Models" of the 70s and 80s and later design proposals reiterate concepts first developed during her late twenties. Since the mid-80s, she's successfully implemented and tested many of her early ideas. This field guide not only provides relevant background material for each of her built projects and many that remain unbuilt, but it furnishes travel tips for those eager to experience her immersive works first-hand, as they are meant to be engaged. A visit to any of her built projects can easily be combined with a visit to a nearby art attraction.
Contemporary Museum, Baltimore Maryland
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