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- 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...
- Birkhäuser 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95
Public concern about the landscape, in particular its appearance, is increasing all the time. For those charged with managing, developing or conserving a wide range of landscapes it is a major task to take visual aspects into account. Elements of Visual Design in the Landsacpe presents a vocabulary of visual design, structured in a logical... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95
This book aims to explore the avenue of landscape economics and provides the building blocks (from different scientific disciplines) for an economic analysis of landscapes. What exactly constitutes and determines the value of a landscape? It focuses on the value of landscapes in its broadest sense, thereby covering a variety of topics including stakeholder... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
Landscapes develop and evolve through an interacting series of processes ? climatic, geological, ecological and cultural ? over varying periods of time. These processes shape the structure and character of the landscapes which we experience. Over time, distinctive patterns emerge ? ranging in scale from the distribution of small plants to the sculptured... more...
- CRC Press 2012; US$ 135.95
In the near future the appearance and spatial organization of urban and rural landscapes will be strongly influenced by the generation of renewable energy. One of the critical tasks will be the re-integration of these sustainable energy landscapes into the existing environment?which people value and want to preserve?in a socially fair, environmentally... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 57.95
This book takes as its starting point the need to examine critically the case for landscape reconnection. It looks at alleged disconnections and their supposed consequences. It explores the arguments about reconnecting the natural and human elements of whole landscapes. More broadly, it considers landscape as an arena within which science, humanities... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 53.95
To Design Landscape sets out a distinctively practical philosophy of design, in accessible format. Based on the notion that landscape design is a form-based craft addressing environmental processes and utility, Dee establishes a framework for approaching such craft with modesty and ingenuity, using the concept of "aesthetics of thrift". Employing... more...
- 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...