Book Review | A Landscape Inventory: Michel Desvigne Payagiste

Michel Desvigne Payagiste

A Landscape Inventory edited by Dorothée Imbert is the restart edition in a series of publications. The series format of interview excerpts and query about projects. This book focuses on the work of Michel Desvigne Payagiste including an interview between Michel Desvigne and Dorothée Imbert which provides insights into his thought process and inspirations for some for most renown projects.

Michel Desvigne Payagiste
Michel Desvigne Payagiste

The book is an inventory of Desvigne projects, however instead of providing a series of pages for each project they have been assembled by key elements including grid, row, grove, band, urban forest, density, clearing, orchard, hedge, carpet, concrete, asphalt and many other elements. The inventory is not just images of these elements but also includes sections, details, along with illustrations and other forms of representation.

Michel Desvigne Payagiste
Michel Desvigne Payagiste
Michel Desvigne Payagiste

A Landscape Inventory – Michel Desvigne Payagiste is a well-edited and high-quality publication that provides a not only an interestingly formatted inventory but also inspirations for designers.

A Landscape Inventory – Michel Desvigne Payagiste can be purchased from Amazon for $25.36USD

A review copy from ORO Edition was used for this review.