- Author Bio
The internationally acclaimed architect’s grounds of his Hamptons estate on Long Island, New York—a lush garden oasis masterfully transformed over the course of two decades.
Peter Marino’s quintessentially American landscape is a combination of organizational rigor and a joyful informality in the use of plant materials. The gardens feature carefully curated plants, trees, and flowers on twelve acres including a “color wheel” of purple, pink, red, and yellow gardens, evergreen trees, an apple orchard, a formal rose garden, and nearly forty works of art by François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne. Seasonal floral highlights include the colorful blooms of azaleas in the late spring, roses in June, and hydrangeas in the summer.
This book shows the landscape in different seasons and moods, captured in both a laid-back grandeur— sunny vistas, moonlit moments, the beauty of natural elements and sublime works of art—and in a moody atmosphere, when the dramatic light after a summer storm imbues the garden with a romantic haze. The garden is presented as a picturesque example of a first-rate contemporary landscape and as a dreamlike Eden.
Marketing: Marino will hold a high-profile launch event for the book
Publicity: Our primary target for this book will be the garden media including Garden Design, Garden Compass, Garden Deck and Landscape, Garden Style, Garden’s West, etc
We will also target more general shelter, and lifestyle pubs including the Better Homes & Gardens family of publications, Parade, Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, Women’s Day, House Beautiful, Real Simple, etc and gardening sections and columns of national newspapers
Marino will draw interest from art, architecture, and general culture magazines as well
"The gardens of Marino’s Hamptons home provide ample evidence of just that. “I have this Alice in Wonderland idea in my head that a garden should be a place of wonderment,” Marino says in the introduction of a new book out from Rizzoli, which takes an in-depth look at his sprawling property."
"A new book, The Garden of Peter Marino, published by Rizzoli, gorgeously illustrates Marino’s architectural landscape at his own home."
—Behind The Hedges, Hamptons
"His new book, The Garden of Peter Marino (Rizzoli), documents the 11 gardens surrounding his Southampton mansion that he has cultivated since acquiring the 12-acre property in 1998. Chapter by chapter, the gardens are revealed . . ."
"Architect Peter Marino has a new book out, one that’s dedicated to the garden of his Hamptons home on New York’s Long Island. During the past two decades, he’s worked mightily to transform that property from indifferent acreage to private paradise. "
"'The Garden of Peter Marino' (Rizzoli, $85, 256 pp.) showcases the grounds of the architect’s Hamptons estate, which are studded with whimsical sculptures by Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne."
—The New York Times