From Outer Space
If you're uncomfortable with ultra-adventurous design schemes, you can stop reading this review right now. If, however, you find inspiration in projects that are completely original, then Diarmuid Gavin's Outer Spaces is an amazing and rewarding book.  The 256-page text (DK Publishing, 2003) covers 25 mind-blowing projects by this award-winning Irish landscape architect and host of his own PBS series, The Home Front. Gavin has become something of an international celebrity with a reputation for creating what might loosely be termed "contemporary spaces" that use materials, shapes, plant materials and water in extraordinary and surprising ways.   In this book (one of several he's published), he starts by