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Living Systems Other / Books

Living Systems: Innovative Materials and Technologies for Landscape Architecture

Innovative Materials and Technologies for Landscape Architecture | The use of innovative new materials is an important trend in landscape architecture today. These materials include biodegradable geotextiles, super-absorbent polymers, and plants that react to changing soil conditions. Water is a major …

Japanese Gardens Other / Books

Japanese Gardens (Taschen 25th Anniversary)

Nature crafted by man The Japanese garden, like all gardens, is more than mere nature; it is nature crafted by man. It needs the hands of the designer to give it meaning. The Japanese garden belongs to the realm of architecture; at its best, it is nature as art. The phases of its history document the …

Garden and Landscape Architects of France Other / Books

Garden and Landscape Architects of France

This series has documented the contemporary landscape architecture of Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and England. Now at last comes France, that historic force in formality (Versailles), fauvism (Fontainbleau) and egalitarianism (public parks), and a recent force in contemporary landscape architecture. …

Prussian Gardens in Europe Other / Books

Prussian Gardens in Europe

With more than 70 essays and articles on the history of Prussian gardens, this volume is sure to appeal to anyone with an interest in landscape architecture. Garden historians from over 20 countries examine themes like Prussian Gardens as Inspiration, Interpretation and Evaluation of Gardens in Europe …

Making the Modern Garden Other / Books

Making the Modern Garden

A superlative analysis of contemporary gardens as well as fascinating collection of landscapes around the world, Making the Modern Garden is a definitive study of the philosophy and practice of garden design at the outset of the twenty-first century. Author Christopher Bradley-Hole, himself a landscape …

Peter Fudge Gardens Other / Books

Peter Fudge Gardens

For anyone wanting to improve their outdoor space, whether professional landscaper or new homeowner, this guide will provide inspiration and advice on a variety of modern garden design techniques. From tiny urban courtyards to sprawling country properties, award-winning designer Peter Fudge shares his …

Clematis Other / Books

Clematis: Inspiration, Selection & Practical Guidance

Inspiration, Selection & Practical Guidance | Clematis are among the most showy of flowering perennials. They are surprisingly easy to cultivate in a wide range of temperate climates-there is a clematis perfect for almost every region in North America, and they come in spring and autumn blooming …

New Garden Design Inspiring Private Paradises Other / Books

New Garden Design Inspiring Private Paradises

From vegetable and succulent gardens to sculpture and rose gardens to mountain and waterfront gardens, New Garden Design covers a range of interpretations incorporating walls, fountains, pavilions, canals, pools, terraces and groves in unexpected ways. The resulting new garden is a pleasure garden vested …

Planting Design Illustrated Other / Books

Planting Design Illustrated

This is one of the most comprehensive books on Planting Design. It fills in the blank in this field and introduces poetry, painting and symbolism into Planting Design. It covers in detail the two major systems in Planting Design: Formal Planting Design and Naturalistic Planting Design. It has numerous …

Professional Planting Design Other / Books

Professional Planting Design

Richly illustrated with photographs and drawings, Professional Planting Design covers the basics as well as the advanced concepts of planting design including: selecting plant characteristics, types of mixed bed plantings, structuring and composing mixed beds, creating mixed palettes for seasonal variation, …

The Rose's Kiss Other / Books

The Rose's Kiss: A Natural History Of Flowers

A Natural History Of Flowers | Flowers bring joy and beauty to our lives, from the smallest patch of daisies outside our window to the elaborate floral decorations on display at weddings, banquets, and funerals. As well as offering aesthetic benefits, they teach us much about how the world works-each …

Hacienda Courtyards Other / Books

Hacienda Courtyards (Mexican Design Books)

Mexican Design Books | Explore the architectural elements and water havens that will inspire your own courtyard paradise. …