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Book details of 'Outside the Not So Big House : Creating the Landscape of Home'

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TitleOutside the Not So Big House : Creating the Landscape of Home
Author(s)Julie Moir Messervy, Sarah Susanka
PublishedFebruary 2006
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In this groundbreaking book, noted landscape designer and award-winning writer Julie Moir Messervy and bestselling author Sarah Susanka reveal how to bring house and garden into perfect harmony. After all, who doesn't yearn for a landscape that is as well designed as the interior of their home? In Outside the Not So Big House, Julie and Sarah teach you everything you need to know about the design concepts essential to extending your home beyond its four walls.Lushly photographed and illustrated with vivid drawings, Outside the Not So Big House explores how to build pathways and journeys in your gardens; how to make the most of your site; how to use details to bring it all together. Twenty homes from across the country aptly illustrate these easy-to-grasp design ideas. Fans of Sarah's previous Not So Big books will be pleased to discover not only Julie's clear, concise prose but also a new vision for creating home. About the Author Julie Moir Messervy is a noted landscape and garden designer, lecturer and principal of Julie Moir Messervy and Associates in Saxtons River, Vermont. Messervy's projects include the Toronto Music Garden, which she designed in collaboration with cellist Yo-Yo Ma. she trained with the eminent Japanese garden master Kinsaku Nakane as a Henry Luce Scholar. A columnist for Fine Gardening magazine, she is the author of the award-winning The Inward Garden. Her website is Susanka's first book, The Not So Big House, launched a revolution in residential architecture and changed the way we think about our homes. Her books have inspired over 1,000,000 readers and received national media attention from The Oprah Winfrey Show and USA TODAY. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her website is

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