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  • Steward of the Landby Thomas Affleck; Lake Douglas

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    Lake Douglas is Associate Dean of Research & Development at Louisiana State University's College of Art and Design and associate professor in the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture. He is the author of Public Spaces, Private Gardens: A History of Designed Landscapes in New Orleans . 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 as... 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...

  • Urban Nature Conservationby Stephen Forbes; Tony Kendle

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 170.00

    Urban nature conservation is a field that has grown rapidly in importance over the past 20 years and will continue to do so in the coming years as landscape ecology and greenspace planning become established disciplines. A widespread concern and interest in the wild plants and animal life found in urban areas now influences the policies and practices... more...

  • Landscape Infrastructureby Ying-Yu Hung; Gerdo Aquino; The Infrastructure Research Initiative at SWA

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 70.00

    Infrastructure, as we know it, no longer belongs in the exclusive realm of engineers and transportation planners. This book, now available in a second revised edition, examines the potential of landscape as infrastructure via essays by notable authors and supporting case studies by SWA landscape architects and urban designers. more...

  • Phytoby Niall Kirkwood; Kate Kennen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 55.95

    Currently, phytotechnology planting techniques are employed post site contamination to help clean up already contaminated soil by taking advantage of the positive effects that plants can have upon harmful toxins and chemicals. This book presents a new concept to create planting designs with preventative phytotechnology abilities pre-contamination,... more...

  • Sites Unseenby Dianne Harris; D. Fairchild Ruggles

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2007; US$ 26.95

    Sites Unseen challenges conventions for viewing and interpreting the landscape, using visual theory to move beyond traditional practices of describing and classifying objects to explore notions of audience and context.  While other fields, such as art history and geography, have engaged poststructuralist theory to consider vision and representation,... more...

  • The Arcadian Friendsby Tim Richardson

    Transworld 2011; US$ 39.98

    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...

  • Landscape and Sustainable Developmentby Daniel Terrasson; Yves Luginbühl; Professor Peter Howard

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Previously published in French by Éditions Quae, this volume presents findings of a major research programme into landscape and sustainable development. While led by French scholars, the research team and geographical scope of the project was international, collaborative and comparative. Using case studies from across Europe, the interdisciplinary... more...

  • Therapeutic Landscapesby Clare Cooper Marcus; Naomi A Sachs

    Wiley 2013; US$ 90.00

    This comprehensive and authoritative guide offers an evidence-based overview of healing gardens and therapeutic landscapes from planning to post-occupancy evaluation. It provides general guidelines for designers and other stakeholders in a variety of projects, as well as patient-specific guidelines covering twelve categories ranging from burn patients,... more...