Contemporary Gardens of the Hamptons
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    10-1/2 x 9-1/2


    April 27, 2021

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About the Author

Christopher LaGuardia is the managing principal and founder of the LaGuardia Design Group, located in Water Mill, New York. A fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, he serves on the boards of the Cultural Landscape Foundation in Washington, D.C., and the Lake George Land Conservancy in Bolton Landing, New York. He has lectured widely on the importance of the profession as it relates to climate change at Cornell and Rutgers Universities, The Museum of Modern Art, The Parrish Art Museum and the ASLA National Convention.

Architectural and cultural historian and critic, Alastair Gordon is a contributing editor for design and architecture at WSJ, the magazine of theWall Street Journal and author of the blog "Alastair Gordon: Wall to Wall." Among his many books are Romantic Modernist, a monograph on the Hamptons architect Norman Jaffe, Naked Airport, and Weekend Utopia.

Contemporary Gardens of the Hamptons

LaGuardia Design Group 1990-2020

Christopher LaGuardia. introduction by Alastair Gordon

First monograph to present the work of Laguardia Design Group, a highly regarded landscape architecture firm specializing in contemporary residential design in the Hamptons.

With offices in Water Mill, LaGuardia Design Group is immersed in the fragile landscape of the Hamptons, both its woods and meadows and the dramatic shoreline along the Atlantic. Notable projects include the rebuilding of the dunescape surrounding a landmark Norman Jaffe house damaged by storms, collaborations with well-known contemporary architects, iand the setting for a distinguished collection of contemporary sculpture in Bridgehampton.

Founded in 1994 by Christopher LaGuardia, this firm is committed to expressing the character of each site and recognized for its environmental stewardship, historic references, and meticulously designed outdoor spaces. Rather than attempting to mimic nature, LDG’s goal with every design is to interpret natural processes as an artistic expression in their work. In 2013, LDG received the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) award of excellence in residential design, the highest residential award in the profession.

Praise for Contemporary Gardens of the Hamptons

“An incredible landscaping book, coffee table book . . . it’s amazing.”
—Molly Sims

“Twenty-one high-end residential projects by the Water Mill, New York-based LaGuardia Design Group fill the pages of this lavish monograph.”
—Landscape Architecture Magazine

“Renowned designer Christopher LaGuardia’s first book pays homage to 30 years of incredible work and environmental stewardship. . . . Providing a diversion from the woes of the pandemic, the tome takes readers through a series of projects the firm has completed in the Hamptons throughout its time on the scene.”
—Hamptons Magazine

“If you're into contemporary design (or would like to be), then you simply must get a copy . . . The book is a true inspiration for any designer who thinks outside the traditional box.”
—Garden Design Online

“Pages and pages of images that transport the reader to stunning landscapes and gardens across the region.”
—James Lane Post