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Landscape

  • Gardens of the High Lineby Piet Oudolf; Rick Darke

    Timber Press 2017; US$ 30.95

    The Gardens of the High Line is the first book devoted to the plants and planting design of New York City's iconic High Line. In its sumptuous pages, Piet Oudolf, who designed the original plantings, and Rick Darke, a leading voice in sustainable horticulture, reveal why the High Line is such an iconic example of landscape design.    more...

  • Contemporary Landscapes in Mixed Mediaby Soraya French

    Pavilion Books 2017; US$ 18.99

    A great guide for painters who want to experiment with mixed media and make their landscape paintings more adventurous.Popular artist and teacher, Soraya French, encourages readers to experiment with mixing media and to create more adventurous paintings and broaden their artistic horizons.The media that Soraya uses in this book are acrylics, pastels... more...

  • Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italyby Marc Treib; Luigi Latini

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 109.95

    Born in Florence in 1910, Pietro Porcinai grew up on the classic grounds of the Villa Gamberaia in Settignano where his father served as head gardener. Although he studied agriculture in college, Porcinai’s true interest lay in the landscape architecture practice he founded in 1938. Early projects centered in the area of Arezzo, whose style reflected... more...

  • A Musicology for Landscapeby David Nicholas Buck

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 69.95

    Drawing conceptually and directly on music notation, this book investigates landscape architecture’s inherent temporality. It argues that the rich history of notating time in music provides a critical model for this under-researched and under-theorised aspect of landscape architecture, while also ennobling sound in the sensory appreciation of landscape.... more...

  • Sowing Beautyby James Hitchmough

    Timber Press 2017; US$ 30.95

    Sowing Beauty is a fresh approach to creating meadow gardens from James Hitchmough, one of the world's most important and groundbreaking landscape designers. Both practical and inspirational, its combination of accessible instruction and lush photography will appeal to style-driven home gardeners and professional landscape and garden designers... more...

  • Design Is Invisibleby Lucius Burckhardt; Silvan Blumenthal; Martin Schmitz

    Birkhäuser 2017; US$ 34.95

    Mit Design is Invisible verwies Lucius Burckhardt als einer der ersten auf die Integrierbarkeit unsichtbarer Wirkkräfte: Sie bestimmen den Gebrauch der Gegenstände und sollten Bestandteil der Gestaltung sein. Was nützt etwa die schönste Straßenbahn, wenn sie in der Nacht nicht fährt? Burckhardt erweitert kurzerhand den Designbegriff, in diesem Fall... more...

  • The Urban Treeby Duncan Goodwin

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 64.95

    There is a growing evidence base that documents the social, environmental and economic benefits that urban trees can deliver. Trees are, however, under threat today as never before due to competition for space imposed by development, other hard infrastructures, increased pressure on the availability of financial provision from local authorities and... more...

  • How to Grow a Playspaceby Katherine Masiulanis; Elizabeth Cummins

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 55.95

    How to Grow a Playspace takes you through a global perspective of the different stages of child development and the environments that engage children in play around the world. From the urbanity of Mumbai; to rainbow nets in Japan; nature play in Denmark; recycling waste in Peru; community building in Uganda; play streets in London; and gardens of... more...

  • Landscapes and Gardens for Historic Buildingsby Rudy J. Favretti; Joy Putman Favretti

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 46.00

    Forty years after its initial publication, this new edition features over 150 revisions, including case studies from the authors’ experiences, complete look with color images of the archaeological excavation at Bacon’s Castle and Monticello in Virginia, 74 illustrations and new chapters based on emerging information in the field. more...

  • Dynamic Patternsby Karen M'Closkey; Keith VanDerSys

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 55.95

    Dynamic Patterns explores the role of patterns in designed landscapes. Patterns are inherently relational, and the search for and the creation of patterns are endemic to many scientific and artistic endeavors. Recent advances in optical tools, sensors, and computing have expanded our understanding of patterns as a link between natural and cultural... more...