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#wissenssnack Der Donnell Garden in Sonoma, Kalifornien, wurde 1948 von Thomas Church konzipiert und ist ein Beispiel für die Post-War House-Architektur in den USA. Besonders die freie Form des Pools, die Vereinfachung der Pflanzenpalette und die Auslassung strenger, axialer Beziehungen brechen mit früheren Konventionen und ebnen den Weg in die moderne Gartengestaltung. Der Garten dient nicht nur als repräsentativer Freiraum, sondern soll aktiv genutzt werden. So ist zum Beispiel die einem Felsblock ähnliche Skulptur der Künstlerin Adelaine Kent im Pool auch gleichzeitig ein Liege- und Kletterfels. Quelle: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christof Baier, Vorlesung: 'Man-Made America' - Gartenkunst und Landschaftsarchitektur in den USA im 20. Jahrhundert. Sommersemester 2017. #kugehhu #kunstgeschichtedüsseldorf #hhu #HouseBeautiful #donnellgarden #adelainekent

#FlashbackFriday Landscape architect Thomas Church, with Lawrence Halprin and architect George Rockrise, designed the Donnell Garden in Sonoma for the family of Dewey and Jean Donnell; today the garden is a Modernist icon and one of the best preserved examples of its time. The family chose as a location a favorite place on their cattle ranch for picnicking, a hillside overlooking the
northern extensions of San Francisco Bay. Completed in 1948, the garden was soon famous for its unusual, abstracted forms. Frequently photographed, it came to stand for a modern style of California living that took place both indoors and outdoors, with fluid transitions between these equally important places.
Designed at a time in which California’s economy was booming and its population rapidly
increasing, Church conceived a garden offering places to relax, entertain, swim, play, garden and barbeque.
At the Donnell garden, Church responded to the particular characteristics of site and client while exploring new forms. Of particular note was the biomorphic kidney-shaped pool; its Adaline Kent sculpture which functions both as a focal point and a tiny, inhabitable island; and the floating
deck, designed with a checkerboard of wooden boards that preserved existing trees while
extending the outdoor living space.
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Landscape architect Thomas Church, with Lawrence Halprin and architect George Rockrise, designed the Donnell Garden in Sonoma for the family of Dewey and Jean Donnell; today the garden is a Modernist icon and one of the best preserved examples of its time. The family chose as a location a favorite place on their cattle ranch for picnicking, a hillside overlooking the northern extensions of San Francisco Bay. Completed in 1948, the garden was soon famous for its unusual, abstracted forms. Frequently photographed, it came to stand for a modern style of California living that took place both indoors and outdoors, with fluid transitions between these equally important places.
Designed at a time in which California’s economy was booming and its population rapidly increasing, Church conceived a garden offering places to relax, entertain, swim, play, garden and barbeque.
At the Donnell garden, Church responded to the particular characteristics of site and client while exploring new forms. Of particular note was the biomorphic kidney-shaped pool; its Adaline Kent sculpture which functions both as a focal point and a tiny, inhabitable island; and the floating deck, designed with a checkerboard of wooden boards that preserved existing trees while extending the outdoor living space.

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Работы по благоустройству этого сада с бассейном - закончены! И вы не поверите - в 1948 году 😨
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Да, да. Два здоровенных лба Томас Черч и Лоуренс Халприн 👬нарисовали проект, который стал "самым известным садом 20 века". А хрупкая девушка-скульптор 💃Адэлин Кент изваяла, на мой взгляд, главную изюминку этого проекта - арт-объект, напоминающий изгиб женского тела или хвост русалки.
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И вправду, сложно поверить, что такой дизайн был сделан 70 лет назад. Тут хочется отдельно отметить смелость и доверие заказчиков - четы Доннеллов, которые не стали спорить и навязывать архитекторам своё обывательское видение. Благодаря этому они получили не просто #ландшафтныйдизайн, а выдающийся объект архитектурного искусства.
♥️ Всем дизайнерам желаю таких заказчиков. А всем заказчикам - талантливых выдумщиков и искусных воплотителей.
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А кто хочет воткнуть СУПЕР-ПУПЕР СКУЛЬПТУРУ в воду, в землю или затащить домой, родимую, тот идёт на сайт www.coming-home.ru (активная ссылка в профиле) или звонит.
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The Donnell Garden designed by landscape architect Thomas Church, exemplar of California residential landscape design, featured the kidney-shaped pool that launched a thousand other kidney-shaped pools and serves as a surprising link between Alvar Aalto and Tony Alva. Also, dig those webbed lounge chairs, early Jens Risom knockoffs perhaps?

Photo from the pages of an early edition of Church's "Gardens Are For People." #landscapearchitecture #landscapedesign #california #donnellgarden #thomaschurch #lawrencehalprin #alvaraalto #tonyalva #jensrisom #designinspiration #asla #thisislandscapearchitecture

Modernist Garden Series
Thomas D Church: Martin Beach House Garden (1948) Harvey P. Clarke (architect) Aptos, California
In much the same way the Church’s Donnell Garden of the same year embraces the larger landscape it sits within, this small garden does so, but on an intimate scale. The house Clarke designed forms the backdrop for this embrace by creating the courtyard that takes up most of the plot. The pictures (likely taken by Julius Shulman, although I’m not sure) have become as iconic as the Donnell Garden picture of the original ‘kidney’ pool for the subject of timber deck design.
Photos and Plan from Peter Shepheard, ‘Modern Gardens'.
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Modernist Garden Series
Thomas D Church: Martin Beach House Garden (1948) Harvey P. Clarke (architect) Aptos, California
In much the same way the Church’s Donnell Garden of the same year embraces the larger landscape it sits within, this small garden does so, but on an intimate scale. The house Clarke designed forms the backdrop for this embrace by creating the courtyard that takes up most of the plot. The pictures (likely taken by Julius Shulman, although I’m not sure) have become as iconic as the Donnell Garden picture of the original ‘kidney’ pool for the subject of timber deck design.
Photos and Plan from Peter Shepheard, ‘Modern Gardens'.
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#thomaschurch #martinbeachhouse #martinhouse #harveypclarke #aptos #santacruz #juliusshulman #timberdeck #courtyard #courtyarddesign #beachgarden #beachhouse #donnellgarden #sonoma #california #gardendesign #modernistgarden #modernistgardendesign #modernism #landscape #landscapedesign #landscapearchitecture #architecture #architecturelover #landscapelovers #modernistarchitecture #modernistgardenseries

Modernist Garden Series
Thomas D Church: Martin Beach House Garden (1948) Harvey P. Clarke (architect) Aptos, California
In much the same way the Church’s Donnell Garden of the same year embraces the larger landscape it sits within, this small garden does so, but on an intimate scale. The house Clarke designed forms the backdrop for this embrace by creating the courtyard that takes up most of the plot. The pictures (likely taken by Julius Shulman, although I’m not sure) have become as iconic as the Donnell Garden picture of the original ‘kidney’ pool for the subject of timber deck design.
Photos and Plan from Peter Shepheard, ‘Modern Gardens'.
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#thomaschurch #martinbeachhouse #martinhouse #harveypclarke #aptos #santacruz #juliusshulman #timberdeck #courtyard #courtyarddesign #beachgarden #beachhouse #donnellgarden #sonoma #california #gardendesign #modernistgarden #modernistgardendesign #modernism #landscape #landscapedesign #landscapearchitecture #architecture #architecturelover #landscapelovers #modernistarchitecture #modernistgardenseries

Modernist Garden Series
Thomas D Church: Martin Beach House Garden (1948) Harvey P. Clarke (architect) Aptos, California
In much the same way the Church’s Donnell Garden of the same year embraces the larger landscape it sits within, this small garden does so, but on an intimate scale. The house Clarke designed forms the backdrop for this embrace by creating the courtyard that takes up most of the plot. The pictures (likely taken by Julius Shulman, although I’m not sure) have become as iconic as the Donnell Garden picture of the original ‘kidney’ pool for the subject of timber deck design.
Photos and Plan from Peter Shepheard, ‘Modern Gardens'.
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#thomaschurch #martinbeachhouse #martinhouse #harveypclarke #aptos #santacruz #juliusshulman #timberdeck #courtyard #courtyarddesign #beachgarden #beachhouse #donnellgarden #sonoma #california #gardendesign #modernistgarden #modernistgardendesign #modernism #landscape #landscapedesign #landscapearchitecture #architecture #architecturelover #landscapelovers #modernistarchitecture #modernistgardenseries

My husband wanted a coffee table, but I resisted. Then he said he'd make one. I figured I was golden, since I didn't think he'd get around to it. Then he whipped up this little gem, inspired by the #thomaschurch #donnellgarden pool. I'm in love (with the table and the man). #midcenturymodern

Donnell Garden, Thomas Church

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Modernist Garden Series
Thomas D Church: Dewey Donnell Pool and Garden (1948) Sonoma California
Instead of being the mere receptacle for swimmers the pool and gardens it sits in, the pool takes in a echoes the broad vistas of the sweeping salt marshes at the northern head of San Francisco Bay. It is the prototype of all ‘kidney’ pools, and still stands above all its followers, with its careful sweeps and the Adaline Kent sculpture swimming off the internal cove of paving. Designed by Church in association with the architect George Rockrise, who completed the bathing pavillions, a young Lawrence Halprin worked with his employer on the project.
Photos from Kassler (B&W) and Millicent Harvey (colour). @millicentharvey .
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#thomaschurch #donnellgarden #donnellpool #sonomaca #sonoma #halprin #lawrencehalprin #georgerockrise #california #gardendesign #modernistgarden #modernistgardendesign #modernism #landscape #landscapedesign #landscapearchitecture #architecture #architecturelover #modernistgardenseries

Modernist Garden Series
Thomas D Church: Dewey Donnell Pool and Garden (1948) Sonoma California
Instead of being the mere receptacle for swimmers the pool and gardens it sits in, the pool takes in a echoes the broad vistas of the sweeping salt marshes at the northern head of San Francisco Bay. It is the prototype of all ‘kidney’ pools, and still stands above all its followers, with its careful sweeps and the Adaline Kent sculpture swimming off the internal cove of paving. Designed by Church in association with the architect George Rockrise, who completed the bathing pavillions, a young Lawrence Halprin worked with his employer on the project.
Photos from Kassler (B&W) and Millicent Harvey (colour). Cover (1951)
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Modernist Garden Series
Thomas D Church: Dewey Donnell Pool and Garden (1948) Sonoma California
Instead of being the mere receptacle for swimmers the pool and gardens it sits in, the pool takes in a echoes the broad vistas of the sweeping salt marshes at the northern head of San Francisco Bay. It is the prototype of all ‘kidney’ pools, and still stands above all its followers, with its careful sweeps and the Adaline Kent sculpture swimming off the internal cove of paving. Designed by Church in association with the architect George Rockrise, who completed the bathing pavillions, a young Lawrence Halprin worked with his employer on the project.
Photos from Kassler (B&W) and Millicent Harvey (colour) drawing by George Rockrise. .
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#thomaschurch #donnellgarden #donnellpool #sonomaca #sonoma #halprin #lawrencehalprin #georgerockrise #california #gardendesign #modernistgarden #modernistgardendesign #modernism #landscape #landscapedesign #landscapearchitecture #architecture #architecturelover #modernistgardenseries

Modernist Garden Series
Thomas D Church: Dewey Donnell Pool and Garden (1948) Sonoma California
Instead of being the mere receptacle for swimmers the pool and gardens it sits in, the pool takes in a echoes the broad vistas of the sweeping salt marshes at the northern head of San Francisco Bay. It is the prototype of all ‘kidney’ pools, and still stands above all its followers, with its careful sweeps and the Adaline Kent sculpture swimming off the internal cove of paving. Designed by Church in association with the architect George Rockrise, who completed the bathing pavillions, a young Lawrence Halprin worked with his employer on the project.
Photos from Kassler (B&W) and Millicent Harvey (colour).
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#thomaschurch #donnellgarden #donnellpool #sonomaca #sonoma #halprin #lawrencehalprin #georgerockrise #california #gardendesign #modernistgarden #modernistgardendesign #modernism #landscape #landscapedesign #landscapearchitecture #architecture #architecturelover #modernistgardenseries

Modernist Garden Series
Thomas D Church: Dewey Donnell Pool and Garden (1948) Sonoma California
Instead of being the mere receptacle for swimmers the pool and gardens it sits in, the pool takes in a echoes the broad vistas of the sweeping salt marshes at the northern head of San Francisco Bay. It is the prototype of all ‘kidney’ pools, and still stands above all its followers, with its careful sweeps and the Adaline Kent sculpture swimming off the internal cove of paving. Designed by Church in association with the architect George Rockrise, who completed the bathing pavillions, a young Lawrence Halprin worked with his employer on the project.
Photos from Kassler (B&W) and Millicent Harvey (colour).
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#thomaschurch #donnellgarden #donnellpool #sonomaca #sonoma #halprin #lawrencehalprin #georgerockrise #california #gardendesign #modernistgarden #modernistgardendesign #modernism #landscape #landscapedesign #landscapearchitecture #architecture #architecturelover #modernistgardenseries

Photograph of the Donnell Garden in Sonoma CA is on display at A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles until December 31st. This TCLF @tclfdotorg exhibition of photographs by various wonderful photographers honors the legacy of Landscape Architect Lawrence Halprin. #landscapedesign #landscape #landscape architecture #donnellgarden #pool #sculpture #light #shadows #lawrencehalprin #thomaschurch #architecture #design #museum #grateful #sonoma #sonomacounty #california

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