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- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 39.95
This book offers the professional a rich source of ideas about the designed landscape, what these mean to us and how they acquired that significance. Key essays from landscape architects are presented with the authors? current reflections. more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 17.95
The Sakuteiki , or "Records of Garden Making," was written nearly one thousand years ago. It is the oldest existing text on Japanese gardening-or any kind of gardening—in the world. In this edition of the Sakuteiki the authors provide both an English-language translation of this classic work and an introduction to the cultural and historical... more...
- Transworld 2011; US$ 24.48
Between 1715 and 1750, a group of politicans and poets, farmers and businessmen, heiresses and landowners began to experiment with the phenomenon that was to become the English landscape garden. Arguably the greatest British art form ever invented, these gardens were built to charm and delight, to shock and inspire all who visited. That these gardens... more...
- Timber Press 2009; US$ 34.95
For too long, garden design has given pride of place to architecture, artifice, and arbitrary principles. The results? Soulless landscapes where plants play subordinate roles. With passion and eloquence, Scott Ogden and Lauren Springer Ogden argue that only when plants are given the respect they deserve does a garden become emotionally resonant. ... more...
- Timber Press 2010; US$ 34.95
Designing a garden is a complex task. Where do you start? What kind of skills do you need? What are the logical steps in creating a design? How do you communicate your ideas to a client, and how do you accommodate a client?s requests while maintaining the integrity of the project? The answers to these questions, and many more, can all be found in ... more...
- Timber Press 2011; US$ 34.95
Color is the first and most important design choice a garden designer makes. Over the past decade, landscape architects and garden designers have moved away from the more sedate shades commonly found in traditional gardens and have used plants and hardscape to experiment with explosions of color. From the layered and textural colors of Piet Oudolf... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95
Contemporary Asian Pools and Gardens ? showcases the continent's most spectacular modern gardens and water features. Private swimming pools and gardens have increasingly become an integral part of modern living spaces - and you don't necessarily have to live in a house to have one. This book in the Contemporary Asian Home series includes special... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 34.95
The creation of a Japanese garden combines respect for nature with adherence to simple principles of aesthetics and structure. In Japanese Garden Design , landscape architect Marc Peter Keane presents the history and development of the classical metaphors that underlie all Japanese gardens. Keane describes the influences of Confucian, Shinto... more...
- Ten Speed Press 2013; US$ 19.99
A colorful guide covering the basics of replacing a traditional lawn with a wide variety of easy-care, no-mow, drought-tolerant, money-saving options that will appeal to today's busy, eco-conscious homeowner. Americans pour 300 million gallons of gas and 1 billion hours every year into mowing their lawns, not to mention 70 million pounds of pesticides... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 80.00
As a ready reference for landscape designers and as an indispensable time-saving tool, Landscape Detailing is an essential for the design office. Each section begins with technical guidance notes on design and construction and then provides a list of points against which specifications can be checked. This is followed by a set of drawn-to-scale details... more...