Specialty Gardens - published 1992

by Theodore James Jr. and Harry Haralambou

page No 123...

“It was clear to me that the success of creating a surrounding garden rested in balancing…Long Island’s natural environment and the geometry of the building…(in) a contemporary scheme which would intentionally romanticize the site,” Lear says. “This garden’s profile articulates the Renaissance idea that all of nature is a garden and expresses the underlying spirit of the surrounding landscape. It would have been disastrous to impose an alien idealized suburban landscape.”