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  • 100 Years, 100 Landscape Designs

    By John Hill

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783791383101
    • Publisher: Prestel
    • Published: October 2017
  • 1000 Details in Landscape Architecture: A Selection of the World's Most Interesting Landscaping Elements

    By Francesc Zamora Mola

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781770850408
    • Publisher: Firefly Books
    • Published: September 2012
    An invaluable handbook of contemporary landscape design concepts and technical information Landscape architecture dovetails the needs and desires of the user with the conditions of the site. Plants and hardscape materials contribute line, form, color, texture and visual weight, which interact with proportion, order, repetition and unity to create a pleasing landscape. 1000 Details in Landscape Architecture is a reference catalog to the aesthetic and technical features of outstanding landscape designs chosen from around the world. Through photographs and drawings (elevations, cross-sections, axonometrics and sketches), the book examines landscape architecture as an artistic application that evolves as plants grow, environmental conditions change, and people use the space. The details in this practical reference have been selected for their capacity to inspire and propose innovative ideas. Divided into thematic chapters, the details are numbered from one to one thousand, and described in concise captions. This handsome volume is packed with illustrations and the most current technical expertise. Professionals, students and anyone with an interest in landscape architecture and design in general will find it fascinating and eminently practical.
  • 2G N.3: Landscape Architecture: Strategies for the Construction of Landscape

    By Maurici Pla

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781499944433
    • Publisher: 2G
    • Published: 1997
  • The Absent Hand: Reimagining Our American Landscape

    By Suzannah Lessard

    Our Price: $13.00 - $23.40
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781640092211
    • Publisher: Counterpoint
    • Published: March 2019
  • Across the Open Field: Essays Drawn from English Landscapes

    By Laurie Olin

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780812235319
    • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
    • Published: November 1999
    "Twenty-eight years ago I went to England for a three-month visit and rest. What I found changed my life."So begins this memoir by one of America's best-known landscape architects, Laurie Olin. Raised in a frontier town in Alaska, trained in Seattle and New York, Olin found himself dissatisfied with his job as an urban architect and accepted an invitation to England to take a respite from work. What he found, in abundance, was the serendipity of a human environment built over time to respond to the land's own character and to the people who lived and worked there. For Olin, the English countryside was a palimpsest of the most eloquent and moving sort, yet whose manifestation was of ordinary buildings meant to shelter their inhabitants and further their work.With evocative language and exquisite line drawings, the author takes us back to his introduction to the scenes of English country towns, their ancient universities, meandering waterways, and dramatic cloudscapes racing in from the Atlantic. He limns the geologic histories found within the rock, the near-forgotten histories of place-names, and the recent histories of train lines and auto routes. Comparing the growth of building in the English countryside, Olin draws some sobering conclusions about our modern lifestyle and its increasing separation from the landscape.As much a plea for saving the modern American landscape as it is a passionate exploration of what makes the English landscape so characteristically English, Across the Open Field is "an affectionate ramble through real places of lasting worth."
  • Agricultural Valuations

    By R. G. Williams

    Our Price: $180.00
    • ISBN-13: 9781138133075
    • Publisher: Estates Gazette
  • Alcoholism in America: From Reconstruction to Prohibition

    By Sarah W. Tracy

    Our Price: $26.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801886201
    • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
    • Published: April 2007
    Alcoholism in America tells the story of physicians, politicians, court officials, and families struggling to address the problem of excessive alcohol consumption at the turn of the century. Beginning with the formation of the American Association for the Cure of Inebriates in 1870 and concluding with the enactment of Prohibition in 1920, historian Sarah Tracy examines the effect of the disease concept of alcoholism on individual drinkers and their families and friends, as well as the ongoing battle between policy makers and the professional medical community for jurisdiction over alcohol problems.
  • The Amazing Book of Mazes

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780810943117
    • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    • Published: November 2006
    Award-winning maze designer Adrian Fisher presents over 350 photographs of more than 150 contemporary and historical maze designs, each one fully three-dimensional and interactive. In accompanying text, Fisher explains the complexities, innovations, and symbolism of each maze. Arranged by type, and including vertical, horizontal, and even minor mazes, these mazes don't all invite solution, but they do test the limits of one's imagination. And, with mazes enjoying a renaissance, the book presents a visually pleasurable, comprehensive history and celebration. Illus., 350 in full-color. 264p.
  • America's Garden of Art: Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

    By David Hooker

    Our Price: $49.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780982782422
    • Publisher: Marquand Books
    • Published: January 2014
  • American Gardens of the Nineteenth Century: 'For Comfort and Affluence'

    By Ann Leighton

    Our Price: $28.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780870235337
    • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
    • Published: May 1987
    Reproductions of a wealth of contemporary illustrations embellish a detailed study of gardening in colonial America, supplemented by a descriptive listing of native and introduced plants that were cultivated
  • American Gardens, 1890-1930: Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest Regions

    By Sam Watters

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780926494435
    • Publisher: Acanthus Press
    • Published: September 2006
    Illustrated with over 200 rare archival photographs from period sources - including Guy Lowell's 'American Gardens,' Barr Ferree's 'American Estates and Gardens,' and P.H. Elwood Jr.'s 'American landscape Architecture,' 'American Gardens, 1890-1930...' presents a unique glimpse into the world of the private estate. Featuring some 60 plus landscape architects, the book documents herbaceous borders, rose terraces, cyprus alleys, pergolas, arbors, pools, & ponds as they originally appeared in gardens designed by or for their owners - from the intimate Hew Hampshire gardens of the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens to the Hudson River estate of John D. Rockefeller. 295p.
  • The American Lawn: Surface of Everyday Life

    By Georges Teyssot

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781568981604
    • Publisher: PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
    • Published: January 1999
    Like so many other aspects of modern life-the interstate highway system, fast food chains, telephones, televisions, and shopping malls-the lawn occupies a central, and often unconsidered, place in America's cultural landscape. In spaces as diverse as city parks, town squares, and suburban backyards, it has played an essential part in the development of our national identity. The site of political demonstrations, sporting events, and barbecues, and the object of loving, if not obsessive, care and attention, the lawn is also symbolically tied to our notions of community and civic responsibility, serving in the process as one of the foundations of democracy. The American Lawn: Surface of Everyday Life examines the lawn within its historical, artistic, literary, and political contexts, situating it on the boundary between utopian ideal and dystopian nightmare. Contributions from a distinguished group of historians, theorists, and architects cover a variety of topics, ranging from European precedents to the golf course fairway as a model for today's flawless suburban lawn. Illustrations and references are drawn from film and television, horticultural and architectural publications, gardening tools, corporate literature, and the fine arts. Essays in this collection include "The American Lawn: Surface of Everyday Life" by Georges Teyssot, "The Saga of Grass: From the Heavenly Carpet to Fallow Fields" by Monique Mosser, "The Lawn in Early American Landscape and Garden Design" by Thrse O'Malley, "Professional Pastoralism: The Writing on the Lawn" by Alessandra Ponte, "Fairway Living: Lawncare and Lifestyle from Croquet to Golf Course" by Virginia Scott Jenkins, "The Lawn at War: 1941-61" by Beatriz Colomina, "The Electric Lawn" by Mark Wigley, and a text and graphics project by Diller & Scofidio.
  • Andrew Jackson Downing: Essential Texts

    By Andrew Jackson Downing

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393733594
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: June 2012
    Collects writings by the "founding father of landscape architecture" on such topics as landscape gardening, parks, village beautification, agriculture, and horticulture.
  • Architecture In the Garden

    By James Van Sweden

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375501548
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: January 2003
    The landscape architect explains how to design & build a garden like a professional, using the elements of garden architecture: paths, walls, gates, fences, terraces, sheds, lighting, furniture, waterworks, & art; oversize with color photographs & B&W illustrations. Lacking dust jacket.

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