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.
Paperscapes New York features over 50 of the city's seminal buildings. More than a book, the unique format of Paperscapes New York transports this instantly recognizable skyline into your hands and home.
The next inspiring instalment by artist and architect Klaus Meir-Pauken, showing you how to sketch our industrial, hustling, urban world.
Paperscapes Paris features over 50 of the city's seminal buildings. More than a book, the unique format of Paperscapes Paris transports the city of light into your hands and home.
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.
A visual and clear guide to building better density to create happier, more livable cities. With foreword by Jan Gehl.
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.
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
Paperscapes London features over 50 of the city's seminal buildings. Described in authoritative and compelling style by Sandra Lawrence, London is by turns cutting edge and ancient, refined and gritty. More than a book, the unique format of Paperscapes London transports this city of contrasts into your hands and home.
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 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.
A major new history of Brooklyn, told through its landscapes, buildings, and the people who made them, from the early 17th century to today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rev. ed. of: The urban sociology reader. 2005.
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.
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.
Makes you look at the city around you with fresh eyes
An all-in-one introduction to combining traditional drawing techniques with computer-aided design.
An explanation of how and why cities took the shape they did. It focuses on a number of themes - organic patterns, the grid, the city as diagram, the grand manner and the skyline - and interprets the hidden order of urban patterns. Photographs depict a global mosaic of citybuilding.
A compelling set of observations, reflections and insights into why architecture can and should have meaning, not just to students and practitioners but to everyone who inhabits the built world.
An exploration of the abandoned tributaries of London's vast and vital transportation network through breathtaking images and unexpected stories
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.
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.
This tiny book is a beautiful and thought-provoking guide to the mazes and labyrinths of Great Britain.
Examines various key topics of urban commons theoretically and empirically through a wide spectrum of international case studies providing perspectives from a variety of cities as diverse as Berlin, Hyderabad and Seoul.
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.
Real estate development is a highly regulated, high value industry: this book examines its efficiency, its role in shaping the built environment and its relationship with planning and planners.
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.
This is a reissue of an influential work with acute observations on the English urban landscape. "Townscape" is the art of giving visual coherence and organization to the jumble of buildings, streets and space that make up the urban environment.
Pete Nelson is back with more inspiring treehouses from around the world and a practical guide to designing and building them.