Design Icons: Thomas Dolliver Church modern-pool
 

Design Icons: Thomas Dolliver Church

The Donnell Garden
Photo by Charles Birnbaum
Courtesy of The Cultural Landscape Foundation
URL
http://tclf.org/

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Becky Harris added this to Design Icons: Thomas Dolliver Church
Church's best-known work is the Donnell Garden in Sonoma, California (1948), which may be the most famous modern residential landscape in the United States. The garden is also the quintessential example of California living, which was exploding during the economic good times of the post–World War II era and celebrated in magazines like Sunset. Before you go thinking this kidney-shape pool is no big deal, know that this is the original kidney-shape pool. Church invented it. Figures and lines from the expansive views out to San Francisco Bay and its marshes and creeks inspired the pool's shape.
2. Biomorphism. First designed by Thomas Church in the Donnell Garden in 1948, and an immediate sensation, the kidney-shaped pool became one of the symbols of the postwar landscape.

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interesting look
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November 7, 2014
donnell gardens
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May 22, 2014
Kidney shaped pool with scupture
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April 23, 2014
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April 22, 2014
pavement and garden around pool
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April 14, 2014
Thomas Church pool
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April 13, 2014
view
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April 12, 2014
Fun sculpture
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April 10, 2014
2. Biomorphism. First designed by Thomas Church in the Donnell Garden in 1948, and an immediate sensation, the kidney-shaped pool became one of the symbols of the postwar landscape.
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April 7, 2014
statue
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April 6, 2014
kidney shaped pool - biomorphism
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April 6, 2014
Iconic Design.
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April 4, 2014
Modern landscape
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April 2, 2014
Kidney shape pool
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Biomorphism. First designed by Thomas Church in the Donnell Garden in 1948, and an immediate sensation, the kidney-shaped pool became one of the symbols of the postwar landscape.
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April 1, 2014
Modernist Landscape
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white sculpture chair
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everything
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March 31, 2014
2. Biomorphism. First designed by Thomas Church in the Donnell Garden in 1948, and an immediate sensation, the kidney-shaped pool became one of the symbols of the postwar landscape.
therontakaki added this to therontakaki's ideas
March 31, 2014
maybe an elevate piece in the pool??
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March 31, 2014
Different Shaped Pool
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March 31, 2014
pool
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March 30, 2014
The Cultural Landscape Foundation
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March 30, 2014
The Cultural Landscape Foundation
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March 30, 2014
water feature out front?
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March 30, 2014
loves the curves of pool
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March 30, 2014
clean lines
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March 30, 2014
I don't like kidney pools, but I'd like some shape if there's enough room to do it and still have a 25 meter lap section.
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March 30, 2014
Piscina
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March 30, 2014
it appears very beauty
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March 30, 2014
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March 30, 2014
Escultura en laguna
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March 30, 2014
pretty
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March 30, 2014
Cool pool. Love built in sculpture - could it be a slide too
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March 30, 2014
Pool sculpture
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March 29, 2014
pool chair
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March 29, 2014
2. Biomorphism. First designed by Thomas Church in the Donnell Garden in 1948, and an immediate sensation, the kidney-shaped pool became one of the symbols of the postwar landscape.
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March 29, 2014
Tranquil, smooth and reflective. Bluescape
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March 29, 2014
Everything
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March 6, 2014
The curvy sculpture
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October 2, 2013
Nice random sculpture
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September 15, 2013
Piscina La Victoria
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July 19, 2013
Color for pool water
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June 26, 2013
grass behind pool
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June 13, 2013
Sculptures in pool double as lounging areas
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May 16, 2013
Pool overlooking ocean
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pool
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May 7, 2013
Invention of the kidney shaped pool
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December 16, 2012
serene beautiful composition
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December 4, 2012
I am interested
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November 30, 2012
fluid outline and in-water sculpture
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November 28, 2012
water organic shape calm
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November 27, 2012
I love the lawn off in the distance; perfect combo of water, landscape and sky, form and function.
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November 27, 2012
organic quality
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