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Evolving Public Space In South Africa - Towards Regenerative Space In The Post-Apartheid City (Hardcover): Karina Landman Evolving Public Space In South Africa - Towards Regenerative Space In The Post-Apartheid City (Hardcover)
Karina Landman
R500 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R36 (7%) In stock

Evolving Public Space In South Africa discusses the transformation of public space highlighted in the country. Drawing on examples from major cities, the author demonstrates that these spaces are not only becoming wasted space, but are also adapting and evolving to accommodate new users and uses in various parts of the city.

This process of evolution tends to challenge the more traditional visions and general global views of declining public space in cities and argues that it rather resembles the resilience of these spaces and the potential for regeneration through continuously emerging and mutating forms, functions and meanings.

Including over 20 black-and-white images, this book would be beneficial to academics and students of urban planning and design and those interested in the regeneration of cities.

How to Photograph Absolutely Everything - Successful pictures from your digital camera (Hardcover): Tom Ang How to Photograph Absolutely Everything - Successful pictures from your digital camera (Hardcover)
Tom Ang 1
R475 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R111 (23%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This practical guide will teach you how to take the best possible photo in any situation imaginable with clear step-by-step guidance from expert photographer, Tom Ang. Full of essential advice, hints, and tips, How to Photograph Absolutely Everything gives you straightforward instructions on what equipment you will need, the best approach for each subject, how to compose your shot and find the right light, and how to frame your shot effectively. Checklists offer you guidance on getting results and "tricks of the trade" show you how to turn a good picture into a great one. From still-life to sports photography, cityscapes and landscapes, and tackling children's parties to capturing the magic of seasonal celebrations, How to Photograph Absolutely Everything is the essential guide to improving your digital photography skills and getting the most out of your camera.

Gardens of the National Trust (Hardcover): Stephen Lacey Gardens of the National Trust (Hardcover)
Stephen Lacey 2
R767 R537 Discovery Miles 5 370 Save R230 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When the National Trust decided to take on the care of gardens, the aim was that these would be the very best of their kind in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Trust now has the finest collection of gardens ever assembled under one ownership - the greatest in number, diversity, historic importance and quality. Taken together they contain the world's most important collection of cultivated plants, distinguished for their beauty, rarity, historical interest and scientific value. First published in 1996, this new edition has been substantially revised to showcase superb new photography, and to introduce recently acquired properties such as Greenway in Devon and the gardens of houses such as Red House in Kent and Tyntesfield in Somerset. Stephen Lacey paints a vivid picture of individual Trust gardens through historical and horticultural perspectives. He gives his personal take, describing the present state of each and placing it firmly within the context of gardening history in Britain. Moseley Old Hall in Staffordshire; magnificent eighteenth-century landscapes such as 'Capability' Brown's at Petworth in Sussex; Victorian Gardens like Biddulph Grange in Staffordshire, with its wealth of new plants introduced from all over the world; and the famous plantsmen's gardens of the last century, such as Nymans in Sussex, Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, and Hidcote in Gloucestershire.

Steward of the Land - Selected Writings of Nineteenth-Century Horticulturist Thomas Affleck (Hardcover, Annotated edition):... Steward of the Land - Selected Writings of Nineteenth-Century Horticulturist Thomas Affleck (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Thomas Affleck; Edited by Lake Douglas
R1,068 Discovery Miles 10 680 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In the first collection of published writings of Thomas Affleck (1812-1868), Lake Douglas re-establishes the reputation of a tireless agricultural reformer, entrepreneur, and horticulturist. Affleck's wide range of interests-animal husbandry, agriculture, scientific farming, ornamental horticulture, insects, and hydrology, among others-should afford him a celebrated status in several disciplines; yet until now his immense contributions remained largely unheralded. Steward of the Land remedies this oversight with a broad, annotated selection of Affleck's works, rightfully placing him alongside his better-known contemporaries Andrew Jackson Downing and Frederick Law Olmsted. After immigrating to the United States from Scotland in 1832, Affleck witnessed the burgeoning American expansion and its major advances in agriculture and technology. He worked as a journalist for the influential Western Farmer and Gardener, covering Ohio, Kentucky, and the Mississippi River Valley. Affleck moved to Mississippi in 1842 to manage his new wife's failing plantation; there, he created one of the first commercial nurseries of the South while writing prolifically on numerous agrarian topics for regional periodicals and newspapers. From 1845 to 1865 he edited Affleck's Southern Rural Almanac and Plantation and Garden Calendar, published in New Orleans. Following a postwar move to Brenham, Texas, he published letters and essays about rebuilding that state's livestock herds and rejuvenating its agricultural labor forces. Steward of the Land includes excerpts from dozens of Affleck's articles on subjects ranging from bee keeping to gar-dening to orchard tending. This valuable single-volume resource reveals Affleck's astonishing breadth of horticultural knowledge and entrepreneurial sagacity, and his role in educating mid-nineteenth-century readers about agricultural prod-ucts and practices, plant usage, and environmental stewardship. Never before collected or contextualized, Affleck's writ-ings provide a firsthand account of the advancement of agricultural techniques and practices that created a new environ-mental awareness in America

The Crosby Arboretum - A Sustainable Regional Landscape (Hardcover): Robert F Brzuszek The Crosby Arboretum - A Sustainable Regional Landscape (Hardcover)
Robert F Brzuszek; Foreword by Neil G. Odenwald
R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Since its genesis in 1980, Crosby Arboretum in southern Mississippi has attracted international recognition for its contributions to architecture, biology, and landscape design. Now owned and operated by Mississippi State University, Crosby is the first fully realized ecologically designed arboretum in the United States and the premier native plant conservatory in the Southeast.

Former site director and curator Robert F. Brzuszek provides a detailed survey of the arboretum's origins, planning, construction, and ongoing management. More than just a botanical center, Crosby emerged as one of the first American landscape projects to successfully balance natural habitat and planned design. The book's generous selection of photographs and drawings illustrate the beauty and purpose of the site's components: the award-winning Pinecote Pavilion, designed by architect Fay Jones; a 104-acre focus area that includes the Piney Woods Lake, which displays native water plants in their natural setting; and seven hundred additional acres of savanna, woodland, and aquatic environments that nurture more than 300 species of indigenous trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and grasses.

Utilizing the interactions between two opposing natural forces -- fire and water -- Crosby Arboretum protects the biological diversity indigenous to the Pearl River Drainage Basin, in southern Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana. Brzuszek's inspiring and informative account will help further Crosby's role as a model of sustainable landscape design and management across the country.

Using Plants for Stormwater Management - A Green Infrastructure Guide for the Gulf South (Paperback): Dana Nunez Brown Using Plants for Stormwater Management - A Green Infrastructure Guide for the Gulf South (Paperback)
Dana Nunez Brown
R574 Discovery Miles 5 740 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The subtropical climate of the Gulf South supports a varied abundance of flora, and this diversity is sustained by the ample amount of rainwater that characterizes the region. Managing rainwater in a planned environment and mitigating its effect on human habitation can test the skills of even the most seasoned landscape architect or designer. That challenge has never been more acute as increased human demand for natural resources compels professionals and home gardeners alike to seek out sustainable ecological solutions.

In this guidebook, Dana Nunez Brown details ways to manage each drop of rainwater where it falls, using a cost-effective and environmentally sensitive approach. Under natural conditions, rainfall primarily percolates into the ground and flows as groundwater until it is absorbed by trees and other vegetation, after which it is evaporated into the atmosphere and the cycle starts anew. Brown identifies plants and techniques that leverage this natural process in order to filter, clean, and slow runoff, a practice known as Low Impact Development.

Using Plants for Stormwater Management presents the native ecological communities and plant species of the Gulf South in easy-to-follow sections and diagrams. Information ranging from the productiveness of root structures and the compatibility of plants with local soils to the optimal elevation of specific vegetation and the average dimensions of foliage is represented by graphic icons for quick and easy identification.

An accessible and essential resource, this book gives both novices and experts the know-how to harness rainfall and create beautiful, ecologically functioning landscapes.

The Absent Hand - Reimagining Our American Landscape (Hardcover): Suzannah Lessard The Absent Hand - Reimagining Our American Landscape (Hardcover)
Suzannah Lessard
R479 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R98 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Almost Home - The Public Landscapes of Gertrude Jekyll (Hardcover): Kristine F. Miller Almost Home - The Public Landscapes of Gertrude Jekyll (Hardcover)
Kristine F. Miller
R1,093 Discovery Miles 10 930 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The perennial borders and woodland gardens Gertrude Jekyll designed for the estates of monied clients continue to inspire designers, historians, and enthusiasts today, as do her writings on the seasonal qualities of gardens. While numerous biographers, garden historians, and critics have described and analyzed Jekyll's private commissions, her public work has received little attention. "Almost Home" is the first book to address these projects by one of the world's most recognized and celebrated English garden designers.

Given the number of private gardens she created, the range of Jekyll's public projects is quite surprising--from a tuberculosis sanatorium to a village memorial for the radio operator of the Titanic to seven British war cemeteries in northern France. Perhaps even more than do her private landscapes, Jekyll's public designs reveal the garden's function as a symbol of complex themes and as an inspiration for complex emotions. They show how Jekyll's concept of the English landscape and Englishness, which she refined and promulgated in her writing and photography, could be deployed not only within the realm of everyday upper-class life, but as part of the language of health, memorial, and tribute.

This book will appeal to landscape, garden, and architectural historians for its new information, never-before-published original drawings, and details about Jekyll's collaboration with noted architects such as Herbert Baker, Charles Holden, and her fellow Arts and Crafts proponent, Edwin Lutyens.

Follow This Thread - A Maze Book to Get Lost in (Hardcover): Henry Eliot Follow This Thread - A Maze Book to Get Lost in (Hardcover)
Henry Eliot
R337 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R60 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Thomas Jefferson - Landscape Architect (Paperback): Frederick Doveton Nichols, Ralph E. Griswold Thomas Jefferson - Landscape Architect (Paperback)
Frederick Doveton Nichols, Ralph E. Griswold
R314 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R57 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The garden and landscape designs of America's founding architect. Collaboration with the greatest botanists of his time, an instinctive humanitarianism, and a natural ingenuity in landscape design combined to make Thomas Jefferson a pioneer in American landscape architecture. Frederick D. Nichols and Ralph E. Griswold, in this close study of Jefferson's many notes, letters, and sketches, present a clear and detailed interpretation of his extraordinary accomplishments in the field. Thomas Jefferson, Landscape Architect investigates the many influences on--and of--the Jeffersonian legacy in architecture. Jefferson's personality, friendships, and convictions, complemented by his extensive reading and travels, clearly influenced his architectural work. His fresh approach to incorporating foreign elements into domestic designs, his revolutionary approach to relating the house to the surrounding land, and his profound influences on the architectural character of the District of Columbia are just a few of Jefferson's contributions to the American landscape. Eighteenth-and nineteenth-century maps, plans, and drawings, as well as pictures of the species of trees that Jefferson used for his designs, generously illustrate the engaging narrative in Thomas Jefferson, Landscape Architect.

Glasshouse Greenhouse - Haarkon's World Tour of Amazing Botanical Spaces (Hardcover): India Hobson, Magnus Edmondson Glasshouse Greenhouse - Haarkon's World Tour of Amazing Botanical Spaces (Hardcover)
India Hobson, Magnus Edmondson 1
R598 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R223 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Greenhouses fuse together cultures and countries under one glass roof. In their debut book, photographers India Hobson and Magnus Edmondson take you on a worldwide journey through their favourite botanical spaces.

The Haarkon Greenhouse Tour began as a self-initiated adventure in Oxford s botanic garden four years ago. Since then, Magnus and India have visited countless locations in the UK, Europe, America, Asia and beyond in search of dream glasshouses and greenhouses, capturing dramatic palm houses, tropical hothouses and private potting sheds along the way.

Divided into seven thematic chapters History, Specimen, Community, Research, Pleasure, Hobbyist and Architecture the featured spaces in Glasshouse / Greenhouse are depicted via a series of photo-essays that draw out the style, plant collections and character of each space.

Emory as Place - Meaning in a University Landscape (Hardcover): Gary S. Hauk Emory as Place - Meaning in a University Landscape (Hardcover)
Gary S. Hauk; Foreword by Claire E. Sterk
R624 R484 Discovery Miles 4 840 Save R140 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Universities are more than engines propelling us into a bold new future. They are also living history. A college campus serves as a repository for the memories of countless students, staff, and faculty who have passed through its halls. The history of a university resides not just in its archives but also in the place itself?the walkways and bridges, the libraries and classrooms, the gardens and creeks winding their way across campus. To think of Emory as place, as Hauk invites you to do, is not only to consider its geography and its architecture (the lay of the land and the built-up spaces its people inhabit) but also to imagine how the external, constructed world can cultivate an internal world of wonder and purpose and responsibility?in short, how a landscape creates meaning. Emory as Place offers physical, though mute, evidence of how landscape and population have shaped each other over decades of debate about architecture, curriculum, and resources. More than that, the physical development of the place mirrors the university's awareness of itself as an arena of tension between the past and the future?even between the past and the present, between what the university has been and what it now purports or intends to be, through its spaces. Most of all, thinking of Emory as place suggests a way to get at the core meaning of an institution as large, diverse, complex, and tentacled as a modern research university.

Paths to the Past - Encounters with Britain's Hidden Landscapes (Paperback): Francis Pryor Paths to the Past - Encounters with Britain's Hidden Landscapes (Paperback)
Francis Pryor 1
R226 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R74 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Discover the hidden corners and forgotten crevices of Britain's landscapes, from lost rural treasures to unseen urban gems. Landscapes reflect and shape our behaviour. They make us who we are and bear witness to the shifting patterns of human life over the generations. Bringing to bear a lifetime's digging, archaeologist Francis Pryor delves into Britain's hidden urban and rural landscapes, from Whitby Abbey to the navvy camp at Risehill in Cumbria, from Tintagel to Tottenham's Broadwater Farm. Through fields, woods, moors, roads, tracks and towns, he reveals the stories of our physical surroundings and what they meant to the people who formed them, used them and lived in them. These landscapes, he stresses, are our common physical inheritance. If we can understand how to make them yield up their secrets, it will help us, their guardians, to maintain and shape them for future generations.

Vacant to Vibrant - Creating Successful Green Infrastructure Networks (Paperback, 2nd edition): Sandra L. Albro Vacant to Vibrant - Creating Successful Green Infrastructure Networks (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Sandra L. Albro
R441 R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Save R47 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Potential insights and inexpensive tools for converting small, vacant lots to community green space. Vacant lots, so often seen as neighborhood blight, have the potential to be a key element of community revitalization. Sandra Albro offers practical insights through her experience leading the five-year Vacant to Vibrant project, which piloted the creation of green infrastructure networks in Gary, Indiana; Cleveland, Ohio; and Buffalo, New York. Vacant to Vibrant provides a point of comparison among the three cities as they adapt old systems to new, green technology. Albro offers insights from every step of the Vacant to Vibrant project, including planning, design, community engagement, implementation, and maintenance successes and challenges of creating a green infrastructure network from vacant lots in neighborhoods. Landscape architects and other professionals whose work involves urban greening will learn new approaches for creating infrastructure networks and facilitating more equitable access to green space.

Case Studies in Early Societies - Ancient Greece: Social Structure and Evolution (Paperback): David B. Small Case Studies in Early Societies - Ancient Greece: Social Structure and Evolution (Paperback)
David B. Small
R618 R549 Discovery Miles 5 490 Save R69 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book examines the development of ancient Greek civilization through a path-breaking application of social scientific theories. David B. Small charts the rise of the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations and the unique characteristics of the later classical Greeks through the lens of ancient social structure and complexity theory, opening up new ideas and perspectives on these societies. He argues that Minoan and Mycenaean institutions evolved from elaborate feasting, and that the genesis of Greek colonization was born from structural chaos in the eighth century. Small isolates distinctions between Iron Age Crete and the rest of the Greek world, focusing on important differences in social structure. His book differs from others on Ancient Greece, highlighting the perpetuation of classical Greek social structure into the middle years of the Roman Empire, and concluding with a comparison of the social structure of classical Greece to that of the classical Maya civilization.

The Landscape Studies of Hayman Rooke (1723-1806) - Antiquarianism, Archaeology and Natural History in the Eighteenth Century... The Landscape Studies of Hayman Rooke (1723-1806) - Antiquarianism, Archaeology and Natural History in the Eighteenth Century (Hardcover)
Emily Sloan
R1,384 Discovery Miles 13 840 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

After his military career, Major Hayman Rooke undertook detailed studies of landscape, ancient trees, natural history, meteorology, and ancient and Roman Britain. He was linked into a broad network of friends and correspondents, including landowners such as Earl Bathurst and the duke of Portland, and their agents (among them Humphrey Repton); he was also connected to numerous learned societies. Information from these sources, coupled with his wide-ranging reading and first-hand observations, gave him a unique perspective on the landscape. This book examines Rooke's work, showing how landscapes were interpreted and understood in the eighteenth century; more broadly, it offers new insights into the antiquarian movement of the time. It is richly illustrated, making use of many of Rooke's own sketches and drawings. EMILY SLOAN gained her doctoral thesis from the University of Nottingham.

The English Landscape Garden - A survey (Paperback): Michael Symes The English Landscape Garden - A survey (Paperback)
Michael Symes 1
R461 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R95 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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. Although seemingly natural, the English Landscape Garden was generally the result of considerable contrivance, effort and design skill, the result of `the art that conceals art'. It might involve digging lakes, raising or levelling hills, and planting trees, sometimes in vast numbers. Nature was arranged and shown to best advantage. The English landscape garden took many forms, and the variety of manifestations was and remains remarkable. A great number survive, if sometimes in modified form, and can be visited and appreciated. The book is structured so as to give the background to, and motivation for, creating the landscape garden; to summarise the chronology of its development; to chart the most significant writers and theorists; and to consider the range of the many forms it took. The story of the landscape garden is complex, multi-layered and constantly changing in emphasis for such an apparently simple and straightforward construct. This book will help to uncover some of the richness that lies behind a meaningful part of the environment. The book can be regarded as a companion to the volume already published by Historic England, The English Landscape Garden in Europe.

Eco China - Roof Garden and Green Walls (Hardcover): Jialin Tong Eco China - Roof Garden and Green Walls (Hardcover)
Jialin Tong
R725 R666 Discovery Miles 6 660 Save R59 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Beautiful China - Planning and Design for Characteristic Towns (Hardcover): Keshi Chen Beautiful China - Planning and Design for Characteristic Towns (Hardcover)
Keshi Chen
R701 R648 Discovery Miles 6 480 Save R53 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
A Line Around England - A colouring book of the nation's favourite landmarks (Hardcover): Simon Harmer A Line Around England - A colouring book of the nation's favourite landmarks (Hardcover)
Simon Harmer 1
R241 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R70 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Artist Simon Harmer creates delightful and distinctive line drawings of our famous landmarks and landscape. In 'A Line Around England' he travels from Hadrian's Wall to Cornwall's coast and his illustrations capture everything from Stonehenge to Blackpool Tower. Each drawing is accompanied by a short text illuminating some quirky and interesting facts about the site.

Overgrown - Practices between Landscape Architecture and Gardening (Hardcover): Julian Raxworthy Overgrown - Practices between Landscape Architecture and Gardening (Hardcover)
Julian Raxworthy; Foreword by Fiona Harrisson
R586 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R122 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A call for landscape architects to leave the office and return to the garden. Addressing one of the most repressed subjects in landscape architecture, this book could only have been written by someone who is both an experienced gardener and a landscape architect. With Overgrown, Julian Raxworthy offers a watershed work in the tradition of Ian McHarg, Anne Whiston Spirn, Kevin Lynch, and J. B. Jackson. As a discipline, landscape architecture has distanced itself from gardening, and landscape architects take pains to distinguish themselves from gardeners or landscapers. Landscape architects tend to imagine gardens from the office, representing plants with drawings or other simulations, whereas gardeners work in the dirt, in real time, planting, pruning, and maintaining. In Overgrown, Raxworthy calls for the integration of landscape architecture and gardening. Each has something to offer the other: Landscape architecture can design beautiful spaces, and gardening can enhance and deepen the beauty of garden environments over time. Growth, says Raxworthy, is the medium of garden development; landscape architects should leave the office and go into the garden in order to know growth in an organic, nonsimulated way. Raxworthy proposes a new practice for working with plant material that he terms "the viridic" (after "the tectonic" in architecture), from the Latin word for green, with its associations of spring and growth. He builds his argument for the viridic through six generously illustrated case studies of gardens that range from "formal" to "informal" approaches-from a sixteenth-century French Renaissance water garden to a Scottish poet-scientist's "marginal" garden, barely differentiated from nature. Raxworthy argues that landscape architectural practice itself needs to be "gardened," brought back into the field. He offers a "Manifesto for the Viridic" that casts designers and plants as vegetal partners in a renewed practice of landscape gardening.

Gardens and Landscapes in Historic Building Conservation (Hardcover, New): Marion Harney Gardens and Landscapes in Historic Building Conservation (Hardcover, New)
Marion Harney
R1,576 R1,130 Discovery Miles 11 300 Save R446 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This comprehensive guide on historic garden and landscape conservation will help landscape professionals familiarise themselves with what the conservation of historic gardens, garden structures and designed landscapes encompasses.

The aim of the series is to introduce each aspect of conservation and to provide concise, basic and up-to-date knowledge within five volumes, sufficient for the professional to appreciate the subject better and to know where to seek further help.

"Gardens & Landscapes in Historic Building Conservation" is an essential guide for everyone with an interest in the conservation of historic gardens and designed landscapes worldwide. The latest assessment of the origins, scope and impact of gardens and designed landscapes is vital reading. Covering history and theory, survey and assessment, conservation and management and the legislative framework the book considers all aspects of garden and landscape conservation and related issues. It explores the challenge of conserving these important sites and surviving physical remains and a conservation movement which must understand, protect and interpret those remains.

This book demonstrates how the discipline of the history and conservation of gardens and landscapes has matured in recent decades, recognising the increased participation of professional contract and curatorial managers in the management of these sites and in conserving and interpreting landscapes.

Drawing on a wide range of sources, combining academic and professional perspectives, the book provides information and advice relevant to all involved in trying to preserve one of England's greatest cultural contributions and legacy for future generations to enjoy. With chapters by all the leading players in the field and illustrated by copious examples this gives essential guidance to the management and conservation of historic gardens and designed landscapes.

Rich Pictures - Encouraging Resilient Communities (Paperback): Simon Bell, Tessa Berg, Stephen Morse Rich Pictures - Encouraging Resilient Communities (Paperback)
Simon Bell, Tessa Berg, Stephen Morse
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R820 Discovery Miles 8 200 In stock

Rich Pictures focuses on the value of developing visual narratives - Rich Pictures - as an important component and starting point for community participation. A key device for the community to share ideas and perspectives on current and potential future situations, Rich Pictures provide a shared space for members to set out ideas and negotiate. While Rich Pictures are widely and globally used, this is the first book discussing their use, and how and when to use this technique for maximum participatory value. A valuable read for community engagement professionals, planners, politicians, and members of affected communities, Rich Pictures is richly illustrated with examples and authors' testimonials.

Artifice - Dermot Foley Landscape Architects (Hardcover, New): Krystallia Kamvasinou, Simon Canz, Dermot Foley Artifice - Dermot Foley Landscape Architects (Hardcover, New)
Krystallia Kamvasinou, Simon Canz, Dermot Foley
R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Since its founding in 2001, Dermot Foley Landscape Architects has developed a wide variety of successful projects from an impressive list of clients, contributing its own distinctive voice to the rapidly evolving Irish and international landscape. This beautifully designed hardback volume celebrates ten years of Dermot Foley by reflecting on some of the most emblematic projects developed by its vibrant team, but even more poignantly, by unveiling the practice's underlying design ethic. Artifice is therefore more ambitious than a general catalogue of work, it presents rather, an analysis of the ideas and themes that have emerged through the collective interactions between Dermot Foley's varied team of architects, designers, urban planners and horticulturists, and which have informed Dermot Foley's projects to date. This volume reflects on the holistic approach to landscape design that has been at the basis of the practice's projects. Essays by theorists and practitioners such as Krystallia Kamvasinou, Simon Canz and Dermot Foley himself, provide expert reflections on the practice's approach to landscape as well as its impact on the nature and future development of the Irish, and international, built environment.

LA+ Time (Paperback): Richard Weller, Tatum Hands LA+ Time (Paperback)
Richard Weller, Tatum Hands
R364 R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Save R70 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Time is ticking. That's what it does. Or at least that's how we represent what we don't understand. For physics, time is a byproduct of so called space-time, elastic goo created at the very moment that something came from nothing; the moment eternity stopped and the universe began. For geology, time is 4.5 billion years of compression and catastrophe. For biology time is 3.5 billion years of diversification and now the urgency of the sixth extinction. For anthropology time is 150 thousand years since mitochondrial Eve walked out of the rift valley in Ethiopia. For historians, time begins with Herodotus (484 BC) and ends, or rather doesn't, with Fukuyama's The End of History. For architecture time is ruination. For landscape architecture time is ephemerality, entropy, and growth. For all of us time is running out.

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