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Landscape architecture

  • 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...

  • The Afterlife of Gardensby John Dixon Hunt

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 55.00

    This is a ground-breaking addition to garden history that considers the way that gardens are experienced, rather than how they were created; it includes many illustrations of gardens from England, Europe, North America and the Far East, including Versailles, Stowe, Moulin-Joli and Yuan Ming Yuan. 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. In the context of rapidly changing cities and towns, infrastructure is experiencing a paradigm shift where multiple-use programming and the integration of latent ecologies is a primary consideration. Defining contemporary infrastructure... 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$ 54.95

    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...

  • Elements of Visual Design in the Landscapeby Simon Bell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95

    In Elements of Visual Design in the Landscape the author explains a range of design principles using tangible, relevant examples covering all types of landscape. more...

  • Operative Landscapesby Alissa North

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 84.95

    There are infinite ways to build a community, yet the defining feature of any community is characteristically the landscape. Whether it is a park, a river corridor, community gardens, a plaza or a streetscape, the public spaces where people interact provide a shared sense of ownership, and the qualities of these spaces influence how the communities... more...

  • Making Landscape Architecture in Australiaby Andrew Saniga

    University of New South Wales Press 2013; US$ 49.99

    A history of landscape architecture in Australia, this book profiles the people who have shaped the nation?s landscape and forged a profession: designers, architects, public servants, and activists. Using archival images and plans, it recounts milestones, including the creation of Melbourne?s public parks and gardens, the landscaping of Canberra?s... more...