•Meet the 'Piet Boon' of garden architecture: Erik Van Gelder. Specializing in 'fusion gardening', this generous visual biography will act as a source of inspiration to any aspiring or professional landscaper•First book by this famous garden architect"Fusion gardening embraces an exciting mix of different styles, making the whole greater than the sum of its parts". - Erik van Gelder"My ambition is to extend the living space beyond the interior. And to create outside spaces that enhance the lives of those who use them" - Erik van GelderCreative spirits colour outside the lines. They draw inspiration from a variety of domains that they then combine and craft into a single harmonious unit. Erik van Gelder's work is the embodiment of this. He integrates a range of styles into grand garden designs, in which everything has its own place. The book XTRRDNR Gardens gathers a carefully-chosen selection of his most enchanting projects. Its richly illustrated pages lay bare the designer's soul and vision, casting light on his background and working methods. A generous visual biography that will inspire all lovers of exceptional gardens, this coffee-table book is one to treasure: an homage to good taste. Text in English and Dutch.
Love for nature is in Erik van Gelder's DNA. His grandfather owned a plantation and designed gardens, and his father owned a gardening company. Van Gelder studied garden architecture and gained experience working for different landscapers. Now he runs a studio, designing gardens with the aims of harmonizing nature, surroundings, and the wishes of the client.