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  • Frederick Law Olmsteadby Melvin Kalfus

    NYU Press 1990; US$ 26.00

    Frederick Law Olmsted is famous for his urban landscape designs: Central Park in Manhattan, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, and Franklin Park in Boston. Olmsted devoted much of his later life to this work. What was the source of this creative energy and imagination in his fascinating years? Melvin Kalfus is the first author to examine Olmsted's troubled,... more...

  • Relating Architecture to Landscapeby Jan Birksted

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 79.95

    These essays make a unique contribution to the documentation of twentieth century landscape architecture. They address key moments in history that have sometimes been overlooked or forgotten, emerging moments, and potential moments of leverage. The essays present contemporary examples in architecture, landscape architecture and garden design that offer... more...

  • Ecology, Community and Delightby Ian Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 70.95

    This book examines the three principal value systems which influence landscape architectural practice: the aesthetic, the social and the environmental, and seeks to discover the role that the profession should be playing now and for the future. The book integrates an investigation of historical sources with contemporary research into the beliefs and... more...

  • Experiential Landscapeby Kevin Thwaites; Ian Simkins

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 95.00

    Experiential Landscape offers new ways of looking at the relationship between people and the outdoor open spaces they use in their everyday lives. The book takes a holistic view of the relationship between humans and their environment, integrating experiential and spatial dimensions of the outdoors, and exploring the theory and application of environmental... more...

  • The Artful Gardenby James van Sweden; Tom Christopher

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 40.00

    ?I want to put the mystery back into the heart of garden design, where it needs to be. It?s what lures you in through the gate, keeps you moving through the landscape, and fills you with excitement along the way. The sense of mystery is what turns a mere display of plants, paths, and ornaments into an adventure.?                           ?James... more...

  • American Edenby Wade Graham

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 14.24

    ? American Eden moves luminously through landscapes of history, literature, biography, and design theory. . . . fusing sharp-edged analysis and graceful American prose.? ?Kevin Starr, author of Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge ?Informative and absolutely engrossing.?  ?Ross King, author of Brunelleschi's Dome   Garden... more...

  • Detailing for Landscape Architectsby Thomas R. Ryan; Edward Allen; Patrick J. Rand

    Wiley 2011; US$ 90.00 US$ 78.00

    The new industry standard on landscape architectural detailing Detailing for Landscape Architects takes the reader on an educational journey across three major areas of landscape architectural detailing—aesthetics, function, and constructibility—to demonstrate how powerful design patterns can transform thematic ideas into awe-inspiring... more...

  • Exploring the Visual Landscapeby S. Nijhuis; R. van Lammeren; F.D. van der Hoeven

    IOS Press 2011; US$ 116.00

    "Exploring the Visual Landscape" is about the combination of landscape research and planning, visual perception and Geographic Information Science. It showcases possible ways of getting a grip on themes like: landscape openness, cluttering of the rural landscape, high-rise buildings in relation to cityscape, historic landscapes and motorway... more...

  • Nuestro jardín en la ciudad (Our Garden in the City)by Rann Roberts

    Shell Education 2010; US$ 8.99

    Many people who live in the city do not have space for gardens. But they still want the fresh food, flowers, and herbs that come from a garden. So, they plant gardens in pots or planters. Sometimes they form a team and find an empty lot to plant their gardens in. People use patterns to plan how best to use their space. This is a great way for people... more...

  • Designing Gardens with Flora of the American Eastby Carolyn Summers

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 23.95

    Gardeners, with all good fortune and flora, are endowed with love for a hobby that has profound potential for positive change. The beautifully illustrated Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East approaches landscape design from an ecological perspective, encouraging professional horticulturalists and backyard enthusiasts alike to ... more...