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Landscape architecture

  • Andeutungen über Landschaftsgärtnereiby Hermann Pückler-Muskau

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 84.00

    Hints on Landscape Gardening, Pückler-Muskau?s most important book, is a classic work in landscape design and has appeared in countless editions since its first publication in 1834. In collaboration with the American Foundation for Landscape Studies, Hints on Landscape Gardening is now presented in an accurate and attractive version with illustrations... more...

  • Caring for Placeby E N Anderson

    Left Coast Press 2014; US$ 94.00

    How can cultural forms motivate people to care about their environment? While important scientific data about ecosystems is mushrooming, E. N. Anderson argues in this powerful new book that putting effective conservation into practice depends primarily on social solidarity and emotional factors. Marshaling decades of research on cultures across several... more...

  • Opening Spacesby Stefan Bernard; Hans Loidl

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00

    "What does the landscape architect actually do as a design?" The authors investigate this seemingly simple question: how are locations and spaces created in the open air, how are paths routed and boundaries set, how are hard and soft materials used? Drawing on practical and theoretical experience, this introduction, often used as a textbook, reveasls... more...

  • Planning and Designing Sustainable and Resilient Landscapesby Cerasella Craciun; Maria Bostenaru Dan

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book deals with planning issues in landscape architecture, which start at the evaluation of the existing fabric of society, its history and memory, approached and conserved through photography, film and scenographic installations, a way in which the archetypes can be investigated, be it industrial derelict sites or already green spaces and cultural... more...

  • Basic and Clinical Environmental Approaches in Landscape Planningby Hiroyuki Shimizu; Akito Murayama

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Our societies need to solve difficult issues to attain sustainability. The main challenges include, among others, global warming, demographic change, an energy crisis, and loss of biodiversity. In tackling these issues, a holistic understanding of our living space is important. The field of landscape planning and design is at the core the holistic... more...

  • The Afterlife of Gardensby John Dixon Hunt

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 55.00

    Most books on the history of gardens describe the way that gardens have been created; by contrast, The Afterlife of Gardens examines the way that gardens have been experienced. Using examples from many sites around the world, John Dixon Hunt examines responses to gardens, from Renaissance sites to Baroque creations to modern motorway landscaping.... more...

  • Urban Landscapesby Massimo Sargolini

    Springer 2013; US$ 139.00

    Today, more than 50% of the world’s population lives in cities and is subject to particular environmental and economic impacts against the backdrop of an evolving planetary crisis. This book explores the intimate relationship between the quality of life of city dwellers and the quality of urban landscapes, including those regenerated through green... more...

  • Landscape Infrastructureby

    De Gruyter 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...

  • Landscape Urbanism and its Discontentsby Andres Duany; Emily Talen

    New Society Publishers 2013; US$ 29.95

    Landscape Urbanism vs. the New Urbanism?negotiating the relationship between cities and the natural world. more...

  • Designed Ecologiesby William Saunders

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 59.00

    Kongjian Yu and his office Turenscape are beyond doubt the foremost landscape architecture practice in China today.Kongjian Yu is known for his ecological stance, often against the resistance of local authorities. His guiding design principles are the appreciation of the ordinary and a deep embracing of nature, even in its potentially destructive aspects,... more...