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  • Steward of the Landby Thomas Affleck; Lake Douglas

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    In the first collection of published writings of Thomas Affleck (1812--1868), Lake Douglas re-establishes the reputation of a tireless agricultural reformer, entrepreneur, and horticulturist. Affleck's wide range of interests -- animal husbandry, agriculture, scientific farming, ornamental horticulture, insects, and hydrology, among others -- should... more...

  • A World of Gardensby John Dixon Hunt

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 45.00

    A Japanese garden is immediately distinct to the eye from the traditional gardens of an English manor house, just as the manicured topiaries of Versailles contrast with the sharp cacti of the American Southwest. Though gardening is beloved the world over, the style of gardens themselves varies from region to region, determined as much by culture... more...

  • Mellon Squareby Susan Rademacher; Charles Birnbaum

    Princeton Architectural Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    The second volume in our Modern Landscapes series examines the evolution of Pittsburgh's first modern garden plaza. Completed in 1955 from a design by the acclaimed landscape design firm Simonds & Simonds and architects Mitchell & Ritchey, Mellon Square functioned as an urban oasis that provided downtown office workers a much-needed respite from the... more...

  • Beauty Redeemedby Ellen Braae

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 91.00

    The recycling of post-industrial landscapes has been a topic of great interest both in landscape and urban design in the past 20 years. This book is a history, a design theory and a survey of seminal schemes all in one. It analyzes all ground-breaking European projects such as Peter Latz' Duisburg Nord, Parque del Clot in Barcelona or Parc aux Angéliques... more...

  • The Uses of Art in Public Spaceby Julia Lossau; Quentin Stevens

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book links two fields of interest which are too seldom considered together: the production and critique of art in public space and social behaviour in the public realm. Whilst most writing about public art has focused on the aesthetic, cultural and political intentions and processes that shape its production, this edited collection examines a... more...

  • Out of Water - Design Solutions for Arid Regionsby Liat Margolis; Aziza Chaouni

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 84.00

    Which approaches can landscape, urban and architectural designers take to contribute their specific professional skills and means to solve the problem of water scarcity? What potential do available technologies and materials offer, what methods and tools can be derived from social engagement? Based on five years of research, the results... more...

  • Designer Plant Combinationsby Scott Calhoun

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2012; US$ 18.95

    Author Scott Calhoun has visited the gardens of top designers from coast to coast and selected more than 100 stunning plant combinations, each using no more than six plants, to include in this photographic guide. Riots of complementary colors, masses of grasses, foliage spectacles in extraordinary shades of green and purple, and height variations... more...

  • In Gardensby Udo Weilacher; Udo Weilacher; Rita Weilacher

    Birkhäuser 2005; US$ 76.95

    The past decade has witnessed new interpretations of the great themes of traditional European garden art in profusion. Drawing on his intensive studies of some 30 influential European projects, Udo Weilacher presents a panorama of the most significant developments since the publication of his groundbreaking work Between Landscape Architecture and Land... more...

  • Natures intermédiairesby James Corner; Gilles A. Tiberghien

    Birkhäuser 2009; US$ 98.00

    Michel Desvigne is no doubt the most high-profile French landscape architect working today. This thematic monograph documents the key elements of Desvigne?s work in individual chapters: processes of transformation, geography, territory, urban structures, and public squares. more...

  • Intermediate Natures / Natures intermédiaires : les paysages de Michel Desvigneby James Corner; Gilles A. Tiberghien; Elizabeth Kugler

    Birkhäuser 2009; US$ 90.95

    Michel Desvigne is no doubt the most high-profile French landscape architect working today. This thematic monograph documents the key elements of Desvigne?s work in individual chapters: processes of transformation, geography, territory, urban structures, and public squares. more...