Most popular Landscape art & architecture books
The most popular Landscape art & architecture books currently available. Updated weekly.
This extraordinary appreciation of the most interesting gardens in and around the 30 Cambridge colleges explores their horticulture, history and significance to the academics, visitors and locals who experience them.
Features 50 of the city's seminal structures, with specially commissioned illustrations accompanied by text. Once the card around the buildings is removed, you are left with your own version of New York to treasure and display.
Features 53 of the city's seminal structures, with specially commissioned illustrations accompanied by text. Once the card around the buildings is removed, you are left with your own version of Paris to treasure and display.
The next inspiring instalment by artist and architect Klaus Meir-Pauken, showing you how to sketch our industrial, hustling, urban world.
Features 50 of the city's seminal structures, with specially commissioned illustrations accompanied by text. Once the card around the buildings is removed, you are left with your own version of London to treasure and display.
The classic work on the evaluation of city form.
Peter Hall s seminal Cities of Tomorrow remains an unrivalled account of the history of planning in theory and practice, as well as of the social and economic problems and opportunities that gave rise to it.
The second edition of The Urban Design Reader draws together the very best of classic and contemporary writings to illuminate and expand the theory and practice of urban design. Nearly 50 generous selections include seminal contributions from Howard, Le Corbusier, Lynch, and Jacobs to more recent writings by Waldheim, Koolhaas, and Sorkin. Following the widespread success of the first edition of The Urban Design Reader, this updated edition continues to provide the most important historical material of the urban design field, but also introduces new topics and selections that address the myriad challenges facing designers today.,<br> <br> The six part structure of the second edition guides the reader through the history, theory and practice of urban design. The reader is initially introduced to those classic writings that provide the historical precedents for city-making into the twentieth century. Part Two introduces the voices and ideas that were instrumental in establishing the foundations of the urban design field from the late 1950s up to the mid-1990s., These authors present a critical reading of the design professions and offer an alternative urban design agenda focused on vital and lively places. The authors in Part Three provide a range of urban design rationales and strategies for reinforcing local physical identity and the creation of memorable places. These selections are largely describing the outcomes of mid-century urban design and voicing concerns over the placeless quality of contemporary urbanism.,<br> <br> The fourth part of the Reader explores key issues in urban design and development. Ideas about sprawl, density, community health, public space and everyday life are the primary focus here. Several new selections in this part of the book also highlight important international development trends in the Middle East and China., Part Five presents environmental challenges faced by the built environment professions today, including recent material on
The 18th-century phenomenon of the English Landscape Garden was so widespread that even today, when so much has been built over or otherwise changed, one is never far from an example throughout England.
Tells the untold story of the architect behind Britain's National Parks, John Dower
The third edition of a best-selling book on the Port Sunlight Village, with a new chapter on the Lady Lever Art Gallery, further information on key individuals and an increase in the number of illustrations.
The "iconic" building is the most obvious architectural phenomenon of our age yet, somehow, no one has quite done what Tom Dyckhoff does with The Age of Spectacle, which is to tell its story clearly and plainly.' Rowan Moore, Observer'First class.
'Hungry City is a sinister real-life sequel to Animal Farm with the plot turned upside down by time in ways even George Orwell could not have foreseen.' GuardianThe relationship between food and cities is fundamental to our every day lives.
Greenhouses have universal appeal, fusing together cultures and countries under one glass roof. In their new book, photographers India Hobson and Magnus Edmondson take you on a worldwide journey through their favourite botanical spaces.
'The Garden' illustrates the entire journey of landscape design, from the vision and creative process to the finished, established design, in a book that will inspire gardeners and landscape designers alike.
Developed to complement the Sixth Edition of Site Engineering for Landscape Architects, Site Engineering Workbook serves as a learning resource for students by providing study questions, practice problems, and diagrams designed to reinforce site engineering concepts.
The artificial grotto has a long and intriguing history in architecture and garden design. This book describes the origins of the grotto in Renaissance Italy, its heyday in eighteenth-century England, its decline in the nineteenth century and its return to favour in the twentieth century.
Landscape architecture, which includes the planning of parks and gardens and the design and siting of buildings and roads, plays an important role in shaping the world around us. In this Very Short Introduction, Ian Thompson uses real-life examples from around the world to examine its impact throughout history and in contemporary society.
A major new history of Brooklyn, told through its landscapes, buildings, and the people who made them, from the early 17th century to today.
The ultimate escapist collection of environmentally sustainable houses, cabins, and retreats, this book circles the globe to find the best eco-architecture in the most stunning and remote locations.
Presenting twenty-five master gardens, this landscape design book explores the ingenuity and range of Japanese landscaping, from the self-imposed confines of courtyard designs to the open expanses of the stroll garden.
Rev. ed. of: The urban sociology reader. 2005.
This volume looks at the landscape of 28 cultures, ranging from ancient Mesopotamia to the present day, and shows how the environment is conditioned by the philosophy and religion of each civilization. A selection from Geoffrey Jellicoe's "The Atlanta Historical Garden" is included.
Islamic gardens are enchanting places. Just the names of some of the most beautiful gardens in the world - the Alhambra, the Generalife, the Shalimar - conjure up images of calm and even divine beauty. This book presents an introduction to the design, symbolism and making of an Islamic Garden.
Pete Nelson is back with more inspiring treehouses from around the world and a practical guide to designing and building them.
This text sets out to examine the enduring styles and trends in garden design over the past 2000 years. Pigeat juxtaposes traditional and contemporary garden designs, exploring them by theme as expressions of a culture's artistic creativity and social structures.
Featuring updates and revisions to reflect rapid changes in an increasingly globalized world, Readings in Planning Theory remains the definitive resource for the latest theoretical and practical debates within the field of planning theory.
How are efforts at making cities more inclusive and equitable playing out across nations and societies, with different governance structures and varying political circumstances? This collection of fifty essays and case studies engages in these important questions and explores a wide array of strategies and approaches.
A unique focus on finding solutions to our changing environment through architecture and design.
Contemporary urban renewal is the subject of intense academic and policy debate regarding whether it promotes social mixing and spatial justice, or instead enhances neoliberal privatization and state-led gentrification. This book offers a cross-national perspective on contemporary urban renewal in relation to social rental housing.
This tiny book is a beautiful and thought-provoking guide to the mazes and labyrinths of Great Britain.
Illustrated gift book giving the history behind some of Britain's best-loved follies and garden buildings.
-Current topic: A book about the impact of today's aging population on society and urban planning -Uses numerous photographs, drawings and maps to illustrate different examples of retirement settlements