Living Outside


A collection of residential gardens representing the most ambitious and inspiring contemporary interpretations of mid-century Australian design

The mid-century modern aesthetic has seen a revival in recent years, with contemporary garden designers reinterpreting the optimism, innovation and independence of that era. The gardens in Living Outside speak to an Australia that draws on the confidence of the last century while pushing the boundaries of experimentation, all to rise to the environmental and social challenges of today.

The featured projects embrace their unique landscapes, from coastal cliffs and expansive grassland to tropical forest and even urban neighbourhoods. They also reflect a return to modernism – not just the look and feel, but also the functionality and values of invention, conservation and wellbeing.

Authors: Sharon Mackay, Diana Snape, Christopher Frederick Jones (Photographer)

Published: October 2020

Edition: Paperback