Visible | Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand
Superbly produced overview of the late-modernist landscape architects
Visible | Invisible presents 40 of the completed landscape designs by the widely recognized firm Reed Hilderbrand. Douglas Reed and Gary Hilderbrand are known for their rigorously conceived and carefully executed projects that merge the particular native qualities of a site with recognizably contemporary design expression. Their embrace of modernism, devotion to intellectual traditions in their field and deep engagement with horticulture, ecology and urban forestry are evident in all of their work. The firm has worked with numerous internationally known architects, including Allied Works Architecture, ARO | Architecture Research Office, Machado and Silvetti, Safdie Associates and Tadao Ando Architects. The book’s narrative describes Reed Hilderbrand’s sensibilities and working methods, examining a range of public and private commissions including institutional campuses in urban and rural settings, residences and civic infrastructure projects. An introduction by Reed and Hilderbrand looks at the firm’s 20-year evolution, and five essays by noted scholars develop specific themes that characterize the work. Also included are an extensive photographic essay by Millicent Harvey, and 60 drawings that document the featured projects and several unbuilt works. Internationally renowned landscape architect Peter Walker contributes a preface, placing Reed Hilderbrand’s 20 years of work within the highest caliber of landscape architectural projects being executed worldwide today. Elegantly designed and lavishly produced, Visible | Invisible is ideal for architects, designers, gardeners, preservationists and anyone who appreciates truly beautiful books.