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  • A Garden in the Hillsby Christine McCabe

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2007; US$ 14.54

    A Garden in the Hills charts the arrival of Christine McCabe from the inner west of Sydney and a courtyard garden of mostly dead plants, to The Oaks, a circa 1870 homestead and sprawling garden in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Six weeks after Christine and her young, utterly urban family move into their new home, their new six-acre garden is due... more...

  • Graphic Standards Field Guide to Hardscapeby Leonard J. Hopper

    Wiley 2010; US$ 75.00

    Quick, reliable answers to your most common on-sitequestions When you're in the field, you never know what you'll comeacross. The Graphic Standards Field Guide to Hardscape givesyou fast access to the practical information you need when you'reon-site and under pressure. Presented in a highly visual and easily portable format, theField Guide is... more...

  • Meaning in Landscape Architecture and Gardensby Marc Treib

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95

    While we all live our lives in designed landscapes of various types, only on occasion do we consider what these landscapes mean to us and how they have acquired that significance. Can a landscape architect or garden designer really imbue new settings with meaning, or does meaning evolve over time, created by those who perceive and use these landscapes?... more...

  • Sakuteikiby Jiro Takei; Marc P. Keane

    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...

  • Plant-Driven Designby Scott Ogden; Lauren Springer Ogden

    Timber Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    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...

  • Understanding Garden Designby Vanessa Gardner Nagel

    Timber Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    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...

  • Contemporary Color in the Landscapeby Andrew Wilson

    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...

  • Landscape Graphicsby Grant Reid

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2012; US$ 24.99

    Announcing the new revised edition of the classic industry reference! Landscape Graphic s is the architect?s ultimate guide to all the basic graphics techniques used in landscape design and landscape architecture. Progressing from the basics into more sophisticated techniques, this guide offers clear instruction on graphic language and the design... more...

  • Lawn Gone!by Pam Penick

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 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...

  • The Chinese Gardenby Bianca Maria Rinaldi

    Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 42.00

    With their centuries-long development, the English landscape garden, the formal French garden, as well Japanese and Chinese gardens constitute an unparalleled repository of design solutions familiar throughout the world. They are frequently drawn upon as reference works, but often in a piecemeal and haphazard fashion and from botanical or art-historical... more...