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.
How do we accommodate a growing urban population in a way that is sustainable, equitable, and inviting? This book provides a history of public-life study as well as methods and tools necessary to recapture city life as an important planning dimension. It offers those interested in improving city life, inspiration, tools, and examples.
The classic work on the evaluation of city form.
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.
With exclusive material and expert guidance from curriculum leaders at Central Saint Martins, one of the most prestigious art schools in the world, this book offers the essential practical knowhow for you to thrive in the world of art and design.
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 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.
A visual and clear guide to building better density to create happier, more livable cities. With foreword by Jan Gehl.
Tells the untold story of the architect behind Britain's National Parks, John Dower
This tiny book is a beautiful and thought-provoking guide to the mazes and labyrinths of Great Britain.
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 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.
This is the 4th revised edition of the international bestseller.
An all-in-one introduction to combining traditional drawing techniques with computer-aided design.
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 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.
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.
Rev. ed. of: The urban sociology reader. 2005.
In Dubai, a luxury apartment block is built in the shape of a giant iPod. In China, President Xi Jinping denounces the trend of constructing 'bizarre' new buildings in wacky shapes and colours. The author tells the story of how architecture became obsessed with the flashy, the monumental and the ostentatious.
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.
In celebration of his 300th year, a definitive survey of Capability Brown s most famous gardens and landscapes in Britain.
An authoritative - and fascinating - investigation into the spatial and social dynamics of cities at a global scale
American urbanites once lived alongside livestock and beasts of burden. But as cities grew, human-animal relationships changed. The city became a place for pets, not slaughterhouses or working animals. Andrew Robichaud traces the far-reaching consequences of this shift-for urban landscapes, animal- and child-welfare laws, and environmental justice.
Security, Resilience and Planning offers key concept and practical guidance about the role of planners in countering terrorist risk, using a range of international case studies.
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.
This is the first book to address how to design therapeutic gardens. Landscape architect Daniel Winterbottom and occupational therapist Amy Wagenfeld combine years of experience to provide a practical resource for professionals.
A new tool for mapping urban land cover that integrates design principles and ecological knowledge for understanding cities as complex, patchy and dynamic systems
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.
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.
'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.
In many ways the history of civilization is a history of our relationship with nature and landscape. Drawing on all aspects of mankind's creativity and ingenuity, and bringing together the key stories that have shaped our man-made landscapes, this title sets out to chronicle this intimate connection.