Canyon Gardens brings into focus a wealth of new study and commentary on early Puebloan landscapes, including compact gardens and terraces, plazas and courtyards, site planning, the integration of building and landscape design, and a surprisingly wide range of plant use. It also examines the meaning of these unique historic landscapes in relation to modern landscape architecture and horticulture in the Southwest.A startling conclusion: many early open spaces built by the Pueblos form distinct patterns and are designed landscapes in every sense of the word.
V. B. Price received the Erna Fergusson Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Alumni Association of the University of New Mexico. He is the author of Albuquerque: A City at the End of the World (UNM Press). Baker H. Morrow, FASLA, is the founding director of the master's program in landscape architecture at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes (UNM Press).