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  • Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaerby Judith K. Major

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer (1851?1934) was one of the premier figures in landscape writing and design at the turn of the twentieth century, a moment when the amateur pursuit of gardening and the increasingly professionalized landscape design field were beginning to diverge. This intellectual biography?the first in-depth study of the... more...

  • Urbane Natur gestaltenby Martin Prominski; Malte Maaß; Linda Funke

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 65.27

    Integrating nature preservation into landscape design is an important issue today. This book, developed from a large-scale study by the German Environmental Foundation, analyzes 19 urban landscape parks in Germany to compile a systematic catalogue of design tools and drafting strategies. It documents pioneering projects from recent years... more...

  • Landscape Architecture: A Very Short Introductionby Ian Thompson

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Landscape architecture, which includes the planning of parks and gardens and the design and siting of buildings and roads, plays an important role in shaping the world around us. In this Very Short Introduction, Ian Thompson uses real-life examples from around the world to examine its impact throughout history and in contemporary society. more...

  • Flights of Imaginationby Sonja Dümpelmann

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    In much the same way that views of the earth from the Apollo missions in the late 1960s and early 1970s led indirectly to the inauguration of Earth Day and the modern environmental movement, the dawn of aviation ushered in a radically new way for architects, landscape designers, urban planners, geographers, and archaeologists to look at... more...

  • The Camaro in the Pastureby Robert B. Riley

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 39.50

    Robert Riley has been a renowned figure in landscape studies for over fifty years, valued for his perceptive, learned, and highly entertaining articles, reviews, and essays. Much of Riley?s work originally ran in Landscape, the pioneering magazine at which Riley succeeded the great geographer J. B. Jackson as editor. The Camaro in the... more...

  • Landscape and Imagesby John R. Stilgoe

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    John Stilgoe is just looking around. This is more difficult than it sounds, particularly in our mediated age, when advances in both theory and technology too often seek to replace the visual evidence before our own eyes rather than complement it. We are surrounded by landscapes charged with our past, and yet from our earliest schooldays we... more...

  • Designed for the Futureby Jared Green

    Princeton Architectural Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    In Designed for the Future , author Jared Green asks eighty of today's most innovative architects, urban planners, landscape architects, journalists, artists, and environmental leaders the same question: what gives you the hope that a sustainable future is possible? Their imaginative answers?covering everything from the cooling strategies employed... more...

  • Values in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Designby M. Elen Deming

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    The successful realization of diversity, resilience, usefulness, profitability, or beauty in landscape design requires a firm understanding of the stakeholders? values. This collection, which incorporates a wide variety of geographic locations and cultural perspectives, reinforces the necessity for clear and articulate comprehension of the many factors... more...

  • Non-Visual Landscapeby Nikolas Hasanagas; Angeliki Koskina

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 25.99

    Landscape is the impression given by a place. The five senses construct five landscapes: there is not only the visual landscape but also non-visual landscapes such as smell, touch, sound ('sound-scape'), and taste landscapes. The visual landscape is experienced by most people, while the remaining four non-visual landscapes mainly construct the non-visual... more...

  • Immigrant Pastoralby Susan Dieterlen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Immigrant Pastoral examines the growth of new Mexican heritage communities in the Midwest through the physical form of their cities and neighborhoods. The landscapes of these New Communities contrast with nearby small cities that are home to longstanding Mexican-American communities, where different landscapes reveal a history of inequality of opportunity.... more...