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Landscape

  • Rawby Solveig Bøe; Hege Charlotte Faber; Brit Strandhagen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Nature inheres in many aesthetic forms of expression. In architecture, however, nature emerges with a particular power and clarity, which makes architecture a raw kind of art. Thus, by using the concept of ‘raw’ as a focal point, this book provides new approaches to architecture in a broad sense, as well as other aesthetic and artistic practices,... more...

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

    Birkhäuser 2014; 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 of the Out... more...

  • Revising Green Infrastructureby Daniel Czechowski; Thomas Hauck; Georg Hausladen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 139.95

    Consider this ? How do we handle the convergence of landscape architecture, ecological planning, and civil engineering? What are convenient terms and metaphors to communicate the interplay between design and ecology? What are suitable scientific theories and technological means? What innovations arise from multidisciplinary and cross-scalar... more...

  • 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 afford... more...

  • Now Urbanismby Jeffrey Hou; Benjamin Spencer; Thaisa Way; Ken Yocom

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    After more than a century of heroic urban visions, urban dwellers today live in suburban subdivisions, gated communities, edge cities, apartment towers, and slums. The contemporary cities we know are more often the embodiment of unexpected outcomes and unintended consequences rather than visionary planning. As an alternative approach for rethinking... more...

  • The Urban Sectionby Robert Mantho

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    The design of streets, and the connections between streets of different character, is the most important task for architects and urbanists working in an urban context. Considered at two distinct spatial scales ? that of the individual street ? the Street Section ? and the complex of city streets ? the City Transect ? Urban Section identifies a range... more...

  • Space, Place, and Landscape in Ancient Greek Literature and Cultureby Kate Gilhuly; Nancy Worman

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    This collection of essays produces new ways of understanding place, space, and landscape in classical Greek literature. more...

  • Flights of Imaginationby Sonja Dümpelmann

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    In much the same way that views of the earth from the Apollo missions in the late 1960s and early 1970s led indirectly to the inauguration of Earth Day and the modern environmental movement, the dawn of aviation ushered in a radically new way for architects, landscape designers, urban planners, geographers, and archaeologists to look at cities and landscapes.... more...

  • Principles of Horticulture: Basicby Charles Adams; Mike Early; Jane Brook; Katherine Bamford

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    This colourful guide will introduce you to the fundamentals of horticulture, whether you are taking a Level 2 RHS, City and Guilds or BTEC course, are a keen amateur or seasoned gardener. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book covers the principles that underpin growing plants for the garden and on the allotment, with reference to how... more...

  • Landschaften und ihre Bilder in ägyptischen Texten des zweiten Jahrtausends v. Chr.by Kai Widmaier

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 50.52

    Das Themenfeld ?Landschaft? ist innerhalb der Ägyptologie bislang kaum beachtet worden. Ein Grund dafür ist sicherlich, dass beispielsweise aus Sicht der Geographie, der Kunst- oder Literaturwissenschaft unter ?Landschaft? vieles verstanden werden kann: etwa ein Naturausschnitt, das Ergebnis einer ästhetischen Betrachtung oder eine Bildgattung. Dabei... more...