Built Environment: Gardens and Designed Landscapes

  • Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italy book cover

    Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italy

    1st Edition

    By Marc Treib, Luigi Latini

    Born in Florence in 1910, Pietro Porcinai grew up on the classic grounds of the Villa Gamberaia in Settignano where his father served as head gardener. Although he studied agriculture in college, Porcinai’s true interest lay in the landscape architecture practice he founded in 1938. Early projects…

    Paperback – 2017-09-11
    Routledge

  • Nordic Experiences of Sustainable Planning: Policy and Practice book cover

    Nordic Experiences of Sustainable Planning

    Policy and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sigríður Kristjánsdóttir

    For well over a decade, there has been a drive towards sustainability in planning throughout the Nordic countries. But are these countries experiencing a paradigm shift in planning research and practice with regards to sustainability? Or is the sustainability discourse leading them into an impasse…

    Hardback – 2017-08-30
    Routledge
    Urban Planning and Environment

  • Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality book cover

    Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality

    1st Edition

    By Thomas Barrie, Julio Bermudez

    Architecture has long been understood as a cultural discipline able to articulate the human condition and lift the human spirit, yet the spirituality of architecture is rarely directly addressed in academic scholarship. The seventeen chapters provide a diverse range of perspectives, grouped…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge

  • Immigrant Pastoral: Midwestern Landscapes and Mexican-American Neighborhoods book cover

    Immigrant Pastoral

    Midwestern Landscapes and Mexican-American Neighborhoods, 1st Edition

    By Susan Dieterlen

    Immigrant Pastoral examines the growth of new Mexican heritage communities in the Midwest through the physical form of their cities and neighborhoods. The landscapes of these New Communities contrast with nearby small cities that are home to longstanding Mexican-American communities, where…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge

  • A Musicology for Landscape book cover

    A Musicology for Landscape

    1st Edition

    By David Nicholas Buck

    Drawing conceptually and directly on music notation, this book investigates landscape architecture’s inherent temporality. It argues that the rich history of notating time in music provides a critical model for this under-researched and under-theorised aspect of landscape architecture, while also…

    Paperback – 2017-05-10
    Routledge
    Design Research in Architecture

  • How to Grow a Playspace: Development and Design book cover

    How to Grow a Playspace

    Development and Design, 1st Edition

    Edited by Katherine Masiulanis, Elizabeth Cummins

    How to Grow a Playspace takes you through a global perspective of the different stages of child development and the environments that engage children in play around the world. From the urbanity of Mumbai; to rainbow nets in Japan; nature play in Denmark; recycling waste in Peru; community building…

    Paperback – 2017-03-24
    Routledge

  • Sculpture and the Garden book cover

    Sculpture and the Garden

    1st Edition

    Edited by Patrick Eyres, Fiona Russell

    Although the integration of sculpture in gardens is part of a long tradition dating back at least to antiquity, the sculptures themselves are often overlooked, both in the history of art and in the history of the garden. This collection of essays considers the changing relationship between…

    Paperback – 2017-03-16
    Routledge
    Subject/Object: New Studies in Sculpture

  • Constructed Ecologies: Critical Reflections on Ecology with Design book cover

    Constructed Ecologies

    Critical Reflections on Ecology with Design, 1st Edition

    By Margaret Grose

    Today, designers are shifting the practice of landscape architecture towards the need for a more complex understanding of ecological science. Constructed Ecologies presents ecology as critical theory for design, and provides major ideas for design that are supported with solid and imaginative…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08
    Routledge

  • Patricia Johanson and the Re-Invention of Public Environmental Art, 1958-2010 book cover

    Patricia Johanson and the Re-Invention of Public Environmental Art, 1958-2010

    1st Edition

    By Xin Wu

    Impeccably researched and richly detailed, this book addresses the issue of translation between visual arts and landscape design in the 50 more years career of Patricia Johanson, an important artist in the second half of the twentieth-century. Examining the artist’s search for an "art of the real"…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08
    Routledge

  • Landscape Analysis: Investigating the potentials of space and place book cover

    Landscape Analysis

    Investigating the potentials of space and place, 1st Edition

    By Per Stahlschmidt, Simon Swaffield, Jorgen Primdahl, Vibeke Nellemann

    A key aspect of town planning, landscape planning and landscape architecture is to identify and then use the distinctive features and characteristics of space, place and landscape to achieve environmental quality. Landscape Analysis provides an introduction to the field both in theory and in…

    Paperback – 2017-03-07
    Routledge

  • Soil and Stone: Impressionism, Urbanism, Environment book cover

    Soil and Stone

    Impressionism, Urbanism, Environment, 1st Edition

    Edited by Frances Fowle, Richard Thomson

    The Impressionists are world renowned for their vibrant depictions of the atmospheric effects and shimmering beauty of the French countryside. These paintings, often produced in Paris, found an enthusiastic market in the city. The inhabitants of that hub of modernity had an apparently paradoxical…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge
    Visual Arts Research Institute Edinburgh

  • Renaissance Porticoes and Painted Pergolas: Nature and Culture in Early Modern Italy book cover

    Renaissance Porticoes and Painted Pergolas

    Nature and Culture in Early Modern Italy, 1st Edition

    By Natsumi Nonaka

    This book is the first study of the portico and its decorative program as a cultural phenomenon in Renaissance Italy. Focusing on a largely neglected group of porticoes decorated with painted pergolas that appeared in Rome and environs in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, it tells the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-02
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

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