"A pleasure on multiple fronts" - Landscape Architecture Magazine | OFFICIAL SELECTION - Architecture & Design Film Festival | OFFICIAL SELECTION - Princeton Environmental Film FestivalUrban Studies • Landscape Design • Architecture • Education & Educational Equity • Gardening • Public Space
Date of Completion: 2018 | Run Time: 75 minutes | Language: English & Dutch with English, French, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, and German Subtitles | Captions: Yes | Includes: Transcript | Director & Producer: Thomas Piper
Revolutionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf is known for designing public works like New York City’s popular High Line and the Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park that redefine our conception of gardens as works of art in themselves. This gorgeous, meditative documentary immerses viewers in his work, taking us inside Oudolf’s creative process. From his aesthetic theories to his strikingly abstract sketches to the ecological implications of his ideas, the film poetically reveals how Oudolf upends conventional notions of nature, public space, and, ultimately, beauty itself.