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Remote Sensing for Landscape Ecology: New Metric Indicators (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Ricardo Lopez, Robert Frohn Remote Sensing for Landscape Ecology: New Metric Indicators (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Ricardo Lopez, Robert Frohn
R1,203 Discovery Miles 12 030 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book provides the practical basis for the use of remote sensing to accomplish landscape ecological projects, through the merging of theory and practice, with examples. This is a specialized application and both these topics have evolved rapidly in the past decade. This evolution is not in the previous edition, and indeed this update provides much new information and valuable ideas for the professional and assist in directing the training of new personnel. The new edition will feature a combination of landscape ecology metrics, quantitative field measurements, and geospatial analyses.

Active Landscape Photography - Theoretical Groundwork for Landscape Architecture (Paperback): Anne C Godfrey Active Landscape Photography - Theoretical Groundwork for Landscape Architecture (Paperback)
Anne C Godfrey
R905 Discovery Miles 9 050 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Photographs play a hugely influential but largely unexamined role in the practice of landscape architecture and design. Through a diverse set of essays and case studies, this seminal text unpacks the complex relationship between landscape architecture and photography. It explores the influence of photographic seeing on the design process by presenting theoretical concepts from photography and cultural theory through the lens of landscape architecture practice to create a rigorous, open discussion. Beautifully illustrated in full color throughout, with over 200 images, subjects covered include the diversity of everyday photographic practices for design decision making, the perception of landscape architecture through photography, transcending the objective and subjective with photography, and deploying multiplicity in photographic representation as a means to better represent the complexity of the discipline. Rather than solving problems and providing tidy solutions to the ubiquitous relationship between photography and landscape architecture, this book aims to invigorate a wider dialogue about photography's influence on how landscapes are understood, valued and designed. Active photographic practices are presented throughout for professionals, academics, students and researchers.

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
R595 R467 Discovery Miles 4 670 Save R128 (22%) Ships in 5 - 10 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.

Cape Landscapes - Sir John Herschel's sketches 1834 - 1838 (Hardcover, Standard Ed): Brian Warner Cape Landscapes - Sir John Herschel's sketches 1834 - 1838 (Hardcover, Standard Ed)
Brian Warner
R576 R496 Discovery Miles 4 960 Save R80 (14%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

In 1834, Sir John Herschel, perhaps the most celebrated astronomer of his time, arrived at the Cape of Good Hope to spend four years observing the southern sky.

Among his many other talents he was an accomplished artist, skilled in the use of an optical device known as a camera lucida. During these four years Herschel produced more than a hundred exquisite landscape sketches, some depicting the Feldhausen estate in the suburb of Wynberg, where he and his family lived, others meticulously recording scenes that enlivened his trips to Cape Point, to Table Mountain, to Hout Bay and to places in the farther reaches. Among the latter were Caledon, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl.

These Herschel landscape drawings are an almost unmatched contribution to the artistic and historical record of the Cape in the early nineteenth century. They are reproduced in this title, together with a narrative text and background material that firmly set the illustrations in their social and geographical context. The result is an evocative picture of the Cape Peninsula and its environs at a time when they were still largely wild.

Environmental Noise Barriers - A Guide To Their Acoustic and Visual Design, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Benz... Environmental Noise Barriers - A Guide To Their Acoustic and Visual Design, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Benz Kotzen, Colin English
R1,471 Discovery Miles 14 710 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Environmental Noise Barriers is a unique one-stop reference for practitioners, whether acoustical engineers, landscape architects, or manufacturers, and for highways departments in local and central authorities. This extensively revised new edition is updated in line with UK and EU legislation and international provision of barriers.

Fight for It Now - John Dower and the Struggle for National Parks in Britain (Hardcover): David Wilkinson Fight for It Now - John Dower and the Struggle for National Parks in Britain (Hardcover)
David Wilkinson
R651 R615 Discovery Miles 6 150 Save R36 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

National Parks are Britain's breathing spaces - protected areas enjoyed by the millions of visitors attracted every year by their tranquillity, beauty and landscape. Fifteen National Parks cover a significant share of Britain's total land area - 10 per cent of England, 20 per cent of Wales, and 7 per cent of Scotland. Yet despite their importance, few people today are aware of the campaign in the 1930s and 1940s to establish National Parks. And fewer still know the name of the man who was its principal driving force. John Dower was an architect, a planner, a prodigious walker, an accomplished writer and, above all, a fighter. Fight for It Now is the first biography to be written about him, and the title reflects his one great objective and the increasing urgency of attaining it as his health declined. Drawing on extensive national archives and his private papers and letters, the book describes Dower's early work with pressure groups like the Friends of the Lake District and the Council for the Protection of Rural England, and then his subsequent move during the Second World War to an influential position inside government, focusing on post-war reconstruction. While German bombs were falling on British cities, it was part of Dower's job to quarter the English countryside and identify potential areas for National Parks. Dower's most influential contribution was his 'one-man White Paper' National Parks in England and Wales published at the end of the war in 1945. The 'Dower Report' addressed key questions on the criteria for selecting National Parks, where they should be located, who they were for, and how they should be administered, and it paved the way at last for the 1949 National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act. While overcoming opponents both outside and inside government, Dower wrote continuously as though his project could only be hammered out at white heat. And all the while, the one struggle he knew he could not win was the tuberculosis that eventually killed him, at the tragically early age of forty-seven.

Bolsheviks and British Jews - The Anglo-Jewish Community, Britain and the Russian Revolution (Paperback): Sharman Kadish Bolsheviks and British Jews - The Anglo-Jewish Community, Britain and the Russian Revolution (Paperback)
Sharman Kadish
R1,051 Discovery Miles 10 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Landscape Gardening and Landscape Architecture of the Late Humphry Repton, Esq. - Being his Entire Works on These Subjects... The Landscape Gardening and Landscape Architecture of the Late Humphry Repton, Esq. - Being his Entire Works on These Subjects (Paperback)
Humphry Repton; Edited by John Claudius Loudon
R1,167 Discovery Miles 11 670 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

By the beginning of the nineteenth century, landscape gardening had divided into at least two branches. The geometric style promoted strictly ordered gardens, while the natural style, for which the period is known, preserved characteristics of untamed vistas. Edited by a former professional rival, John Claudius Loudon (1783 1843), this one-volume collection of the works of Humphry Repton (1752 1818) first appeared in 1840. Featuring more than 250 engravings, it illuminates the principal styles and contemporary debates of landscape design. Including perspective tricks to disguise differing water levels, and instructions on the use of cattle as a natural measure of scale, Repton's writings reflect the attention to detail that was involved in planning and executing major projects. The collection is prefaced with a biographical notice believed to have been written by the architect John Adey Repton (1775 1860), who collaborated with his father on many schemes."

Landscape Considerations in Spatial Planning (Hardcover, New edition): Laszlo Miklos, Anna Spinerova, Andrea Diviakova, Erika... Landscape Considerations in Spatial Planning (Hardcover, New edition)
Laszlo Miklos, Anna Spinerova, Andrea Diviakova, Erika Kocicka, Eliska Belanova, …
R882 Discovery Miles 8 820 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The landscape is a vital spatial and material frame for our natural and man-made environment and is considered by many stakeholders to be one of the most important aspects of a healthy, enjoyable life. This book deals with the current trends in the theory of the integration of landscape aspects in spatial planning and development processes. The authors discuss the need for integrated land use planning, landscape planning and impact assessment, and explore landscape consideration practice in European countries, with a special focus on Slovakia. Information about landscape decision-making approaches and cases illustrates current practice and lessons from experience, providing baseline material for landscape academic forum, members of the public and professionals in spatial development making: planners, designers, architects, engineers and others. This practice-oriented and up-to-date monograph is a sourcebook and reference guide to key trends, issues of and approaches to sustainable spatial development in European countries.

The Formal Garden in England (Paperback): Reginald Theodore Blomfield The Formal Garden in England (Paperback)
Reginald Theodore Blomfield; Illustrated by F Inigo Thomas
R627 Discovery Miles 6 270 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1892, this work by the architect Reginald Theodore Blomfield (1856 1942), illustrated by Francis Inigo Thomas (1865 1950), uses historical evidence to vindicate a classical approach to garden design, in which a house and its surroundings are kept in harmony. It is a response to the work of the gardener and journalist William Robinson (1838 1935), who had written vehemently in favour of romantic, naturalistic gardens. Closely linked to the burgeoning Arts and Crafts movement as secretary to the Art-Workers' Guild under William Morris' presidency, Blomfield had developed a theory of garden design which held that it should be a reflection of architectural order: honest, vernacular simplicity as opposed to the 'wild garden'. Illustrative of the contemporary debate between architects and plantsmen, this instructive text, reissued in its second edition of 1892, captures a moment in this developing relationship in the years before Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll gave it new harmony.

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
R1,262 Discovery Miles 12 620 Ships in 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 gardening 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 products and practices, plant usage, and environmental stewardship. Never before collected or contextualised, Affleck's writings provide a firsthand account of the advancement of agricultural techniques and practices that created a new environmental awareness in America.

LA+ Vitality (Paperback): Upenn Landscape Architecture LA+ Vitality (Paperback)
Upenn Landscape Architecture
R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Vitality is liveliness, to be alive. To be alive is to have the ability to harvest energy for movement, growth, and self-replication. But without health, vitality is just mechanistic. In this issue of LA+ we explore the notion of vitality as a proxy for the health of all things. We explore how design can improve the vitality of people, cities, systems, and landscapes. Articles include: - Sara Jensen-Carr explores the intertwined epidemiology of ecosystems, cities, and human bodies. - Through the intimate case study of a 15th century Roman noblewoman, historian Mirka Benes reveals the role of gardens in maintaining physical and mental health in the early modern era. - Design anthropologist Chuan Hao Chen reflects on vitality through the metaphor of the medical emergency. - Experimental psychologist Colin Ellard explores questions about the roots of our perceptions of life and agency. - Urban designer Julian Bolleter shines a light on the practice of placemaking in contemporary Dubai. - Public health scientists Billie Giles Corti, Jonathan Arundel, and Lucy Gunn explain why urban design is important in creating livable cities. - Landscape architect Clay Gruber captures a case study of the potential for renewal of a rural American landscape drained of socio-economic vitality. - Designer Colin Curley surveys the beautiful ugliness of Newtown Creek, New York's most-polluted waterway. - Biodiversity conservation scientist Andrew Gonzalez explains his multi-year research into designing a comprehensive and practicable green network for the city of Montreal and its hinterlands. - Landscape architect Jake Boswell offers a wide-ranging rumination on ecology and aesthetics. - Psychiatrist and urban health scholar Mindy Thompson Fullilove reflects upon the vitality of main streets in small-town America. - Philosopher Mark Kingwell takes on artificial intelligence in a series of provocative propositions dealing with notions of life and vitality. - Architect and urban designer Christopher Marcinkoski considers Tokyo's landscape future in the face of significant population decline. - Also includes interviews with the celebrated author of Vibrant Matter, Jane Bennett, MASS Design Group's Sierra Bainbridge, and The Nature Conservancy's lead scientist for global cities Rob MacDonald.

John Nolen and the Metropolitan Landscape (Hardcover, New): Jody Beck John Nolen and the Metropolitan Landscape (Hardcover, New)
Jody Beck
R3,832 Discovery Miles 38 320 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"A model city, the hope of democracy" John Nolan on his suggested plans for Madison, Wisconsin

This book connects John Nolen's political and social visions with his design proposals by analyzing his extensive writings, personal correspondence and some of his most significant works. While John Nolen is best known as a city planner, he trained as a landscape architect and used the titles 'landscape architect' and 'city planner' interchangeably throughout his career. A prolific practitioner, he was engaged in nearly 400 projects throughout the United States between 1905 and 1936, including town planning, industrial housing, state and city parks, new towns and regional planning.

Focusing particularly on several projects central to Nolen s career including Madison (WI), Mariemont (OH), Venice (FL) and Penderlea (NC), Beck investigates the ideologies that underpinned Nolen s work. This is a rare look at a key figure in the development of 20th century American cities.

Regeneration, Heritage and Sustainable Communities in Turkey - Challenges, Complexities and Potentials (Hardcover): Muge Akkar... Regeneration, Heritage and Sustainable Communities in Turkey - Challenges, Complexities and Potentials (Hardcover)
Muge Akkar Ercan
R3,081 Discovery Miles 30 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Over the last three decades, historic housing areas have become one of the major concerns in urban regeneration, housing renovation and conservation projects. Since the late 1990s, the notion of community, sustainability and sustainable community have become rising issues in the urban regeneration debate. Regeneration, Heritage and Sustainable Communities in Turkey contributes to this debate by integrating the interplay between regeneration, community needs and sustainability in the context of Istanbul. Together with the relational, multi-scalar and contingency planning approaches, these vital agents of regeneration provide new possibilities and creative opportunities to successfully deal with the uncertainties and complexities in evolving regeneration spaces. The interdisciplinary text reasons that finding the balance between the needs, aspirations and concerns of local communities and the conservation of the built environments will lead to more equitable and sustainable solutions to the problems faced in Istanbul's historic quarters.

Walking, Landscape and Environment (Hardcover): David Borthwick, Pippa Marland, Anna Stenning Walking, Landscape and Environment (Hardcover)
David Borthwick, Pippa Marland, Anna Stenning
R3,088 Discovery Miles 30 880 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Walking, Landscape and Environment explores walking as a method of research and practice in the humanities and creative arts, emerging from a recent surge of growth in urban and rural walking. This edited collection of essays from leading figures in the field presents an enquiry into, and a critique of, the methods and results of cutting-edge 'walking research'. Walking negotiates the intersections between the human self, place and space, offering a cross-disciplinary collaborative method of research which can be utilised in areas such as ecocriticism, landscape architecture, literature, cultural geography and the visual arts. Bringing together a multitude of perspectives from different disciplines, on topics including health and wellbeing, disability studies, social justice, ecology and gender, this book provides a unique appraisal of the humanist perspective on landscape. In doing so, it challenges Romantic approaches to walking, applying new ideas in contemporary critical thought and alternative perspectives on embodiment and trans-corporeality.

Modern Urban Landscapes (Hardcover): Images Publishing Group Modern Urban Landscapes (Hardcover)
Images Publishing Group
R985 R820 Discovery Miles 8 200 Save R165 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Introduces advanced design concepts and international standards for SMART Landscape design. SMART Landscape' is a significant contribution to the conversation on sustainable landscape design, providing energy efficient models and water saving landscape ideas. There are many factors that would help realise energy efficient landscapes, including (but not limited to) the use of energy saving lamps, such as LED; the integration and adoption of renewable energy, including solar-powered and wind-powered landscape lighting; energy-efficient landscape design, particularly through the correct placement and selection of shade trees, and the creation of wind breaks. This book shows techniques for creating landscapes that also save water, for example by choosing correct planting materials; reducing stormwater run-off through the use of bio-swales, rain gardens and green roofs and walls; reducing water usage in landscapes through best-practice water-wise garden techniques, including irrigation using grey water. Permeable paving materials can also help to reduce stormwater runoff and allow rainwater to infiltrate into the ground and replenish groundwater rather than run into surface water systems. SELLING POINTS: * Introduces advanced design concepts and international standards for SMART Landscape design * Showcases the energy efficient and water saving features, which meets the need of the times * Showcases the latest designs by an international group of designers and planners * Projects feature detailed drawings, rich photographic images and illustrative diagrams * Showcases innovative case studies with spectacular images and technical drawings and diagrams to illustrate the professional expertise, knowledge of planning, design concepts, installation procedures, maintenance, and effective plan selections 200 col.

Diary of a Scotch Gardener at the French Court at the End of the Eighteenth Century (Paperback): Thomas Blaikie Diary of a Scotch Gardener at the French Court at the End of the Eighteenth Century (Paperback)
Thomas Blaikie; Edited by Francis Birrell
R678 Discovery Miles 6 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Scottish gardener and botanist Thomas Blaikie (1751 1838) spent the majority of his life in France, where he designed and planted some of the most famous Parisian gardens: he drew up the original plans for the gardens of the Ch teau de Bagatelle and renovated the Parc Monceau. He became a favourite of Marie Antoinette, and served patrons among the highest ranks of the aristocracy in pre-revolutionary France, including the Comte d'Artois and the Duc d'Orl ans. After surviving the French Revolution, he received a commission to create gardens for Empress Jos phine at her Malmaison country retreat. Blaikie kept this fascinating diary from 1775 until August 1792. More than just an account of his vast gardening knowledge and achievements, the book gives a unique insight into the social history of the revolutionary period in France. It was edited by the critic and journalist Francis Birrell (1889 1935) and first published in 1931.

Growing Conifers - The Complete Illustrated Gardening and Landscaping Guide (Paperback): John J. Albers Growing Conifers - The Complete Illustrated Gardening and Landscaping Guide (Paperback)
John J. Albers; Photographs by David E Perry
R637 Discovery Miles 6 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Evergreen your landscape with the beauty and benefits of conifers Growing Conifers is a beautifully photographed, comprehensive gardening guide for selecting and cultivating conifers. Coverage includes: Conifer taxonomy, classification, and geographic distribution Selecting conifers for size, shape, color, and texture Best practices for placement and planting of trees, shrubs, and groundcovers in urban and rural gardens Growing needs and low-input maintenance Building healthy soil, minimizing water stress, and integrated pest management Benefits of conifers including habitat, water and air quality, carbon sequestration, aesthetics, and food. Conifers are often overlooked in gardening and landscaping in favor of deciduous trees and shrubs. Yet conifers come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors and offer tremendous aesthetic and ecological benefits for any garden. Growing Conifers is an essential, comprehensive resource for gardeners and landscape professionals looking to develop beautiful, sustainable landscapes. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- New Society Publishers is an activist, solutions-oriented publisher focused on publishing books to build a more just and sustainable future. They pride themselves on holding the highest environmental standards of any publisher in North America. In 2002, they committed to printing all their books (including their full color books) on uncoated 100% post-consumer recycled paper, processed chlorine-free, with low-VOC vegetable-based inks. In doing so, the Growing Conifers' print run alone saved 66 fully grown trees, 5300 gallons of water, and 28,000 lbs of greenhouse gases. When you buy New Society Publishers' books, you are part of the solution!

30:30 Landscape Architecture (Hardcover): Meaghan Kombol 30:30 Landscape Architecture (Hardcover)
Meaghan Kombol
R1,578 R1,005 Discovery Miles 10 050 Save R573 (36%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In 30:30 Landscape Architecture, 30 of the most renowned landscape architects explore the work of the 30 of the world's top emerging architects with more than 500 illustrations. This book captures the essence of how the world is designed around us. A global and influential group of landscape architects will divulge fascinating details about their work - including their inspirations and design processes - as well as debate the key issues for landscape architects today and in the future. This up-to-date overview of contemporary landscape architecture offers students, practitioners and enthusiasts an inspiring and insightful look at global landscape architecture today. Catherine Mosbach, George Hargreaves, Martha Schwartz and Adrian Geuze as well as the best and brightest of the next generation of designers engage with a diverse range of projects, demonstrating both the importance and creativity of landscape architecture. A truly global list of landscape architects from 20 countries working in Chile, Mexico, USA, Canada, UK, China, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Sweden, Spain, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Contemporary Caravanserais (English, Italian, Paperback): Guendalina Salimei Contemporary Caravanserais (English, Italian, Paperback)
Guendalina Salimei
R690 R613 Discovery Miles 6 130 Save R77 (11%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The volume is a collection of thoughts, passages, research and projects that regard the emerging question of public space. The square and its evolution takes us, from a place of urban and human relationships to a place of different collective activities in the contemporary city. This analysis can teach one to read not only the design experience and the diffusion of new models, but also the changes in the aesthetic experience of public space, in its socio-urban and architectural implications, and in its relationships between horizontal space (i.e. the square) and vertical space (the building).

Lasting Value - Open Space Planning and Preservation Successes (Paperback, New): Rick Pruetz Lasting Value - Open Space Planning and Preservation Successes (Paperback, New)
Rick Pruetz
R961 Discovery Miles 9 610 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Americans are committing 'country-cide', says Rick Pruetz, FAICP, converting farms into suburban yards and channeling streams that once provided flood control, water purification, habitats, and recreational opportunities. But rather than rail against overdevelopment, this book celebrates communities succeeding in preservation. For ten years Pruetz explored communities that excel in saving their natural environment. In twenty-four illustrated vignettes, he captures the character of places from the volcanic range near downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Minneapolis's Grand Rounds park system, to farmland improbably preserved on Long Island. As the longtime city planner of Burbank, California, Pruetz offers more than an appreciation of these communities. He brings a planner's-eye view of the practices behind their achievements. His detailed reports of creative preservation solutions mark the trail for planners, commissioners, and citizens who seek to preserve the green legacy in their own backyards.

Exploring the Boundaries of Landscape Architecture (Hardcover, New): Simon Bell, Ingrid Sarlov Herlin, Richard Stiles Exploring the Boundaries of Landscape Architecture (Hardcover, New)
Simon Bell, Ingrid Sarlov Herlin, Richard Stiles
R3,848 Discovery Miles 38 480 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What have cultural anthropologists, historical geographers, landscape ecologists and environmental artists got in common? Along with eight other disciplines, from domains as diverse as planning and design, the arts and humanities as well as the social and natural sciences, they are all fields of importance to the theory and practice of landscape architecture.

In the context of the EU funded LE: NOTRE Project, carried out under the auspices of ECLAS, the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools, international experts from a wide range of related fields were asked to reflect, each from their own perspective, on the interface between their discipline and landscape architecture. The resulting insights presented in this book represent an important contribution to the development the discipline of landscape architecture, as well as suggesting new ways in which future collaboration can help to create a greater interdisciplinary richness at a time when the awareness of the importance of the landscape is growing across a wide range of disciplines.

Exploring the Boundaries of Landscape Architecture is the first systematic attempt to explore the territory at the boundaries of landscape architecture. It addresses academics, professionals and students, not just from landscape architecture but also from its neighbouring discipline, all of whom will benefit from a better understanding their areas of shared interest and the chance to develop a common language with which to converse.

Exploring the Boundaries of Landscape Architecture (Paperback): Simon Bell, Ingrid Sarlov Herlin, Richard Stiles Exploring the Boundaries of Landscape Architecture (Paperback)
Simon Bell, Ingrid Sarlov Herlin, Richard Stiles
R1,259 Discovery Miles 12 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What have cultural anthropologists, historical geographers, landscape ecologists and environmental artists got in common? Along with eight other disciplines, from domains as diverse as planning and design, the arts and humanities as well as the social and natural sciences, they are all fields of importance to the theory and practice of landscape architecture.

In the context of the EU funded LE: NOTRE Project, carried out under the auspices of ECLAS, the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools, international experts from a wide range of related fields were asked to reflect, each from their own perspective, on the interface between their discipline and landscape architecture. The resulting insights presented in this book represent an important contribution to the development the discipline of landscape architecture, as well as suggesting new ways in which future collaboration can help to create a greater interdisciplinary richness at a time when the awareness of the importance of the landscape is growing across a wide range of disciplines.

Exploring the Boundaries of Landscape Architecture is the first systematic attempt to explore the territory at the boundaries of landscape architecture. It addresses academics, professionals and students, not just from landscape architecture but also from its neighbouring discipline, all of whom will benefit from a better understanding their areas of shared interest and the chance to develop a common language with which to converse.

A History of English Gardening, Chronological, Biographical, Literary, and Critical - Tracing the Progress of the Art in This... A History of English Gardening, Chronological, Biographical, Literary, and Critical - Tracing the Progress of the Art in This Country from the Invasion of the Romans to the Present Time (Paperback)
George William Johnson
R871 Discovery Miles 8 710 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this informative study of Britain's rich horticultural history, first published in 1829, George W. Johnson (1802 66), a chemist, political economist and practising gardener, traces the history of gardening in England. He argues that the pursuit is an art which, like other art forms, developed by way of experiments and chance discoveries. The basic facts we know today, such as that vines must be watered, that plants flourish on exposure to the sun, and that animal manure helps to cultivate vegetables, all came about as a result of findings being passed down through many generations, and practice being improved through experience. Tracing the cultural importance of gardening back to biblical times, and relating it to the works of classical writers such as Hesiod, Cato and Cicero, as well as modern scholars such as Linnaeus and Banks, Johnson's work remains of interest to horticulturalists and botanists today.

The Garden of Asia - Impressions from Japan (Paperback): Reginald John Farrer The Garden of Asia - Impressions from Japan (Paperback)
Reginald John Farrer
R680 Discovery Miles 6 800 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Reginald J. Farrer (1880 1920) was a traveller and plant collector who was an important influence on horticultural style in England. In 1902 he embarked on an expedition to Asia, where he was inspired by the rock gardens of Tokyo, Yokohama and Beijing, and discovered plant species such as Clematis macropetala, and the eponymous Geranium farreri and Viburnum farreri, which are now common in European gardens. In his first book, published in 1904, he records his experiences in Japan and other Asian countries, vividly recounting his impressions of, and his passion for, eastern landscape, terrain, plantations, forestry and flora, of which the aesthetic characteristics became central to the rockeries and shrubberies he created on his return home. Farrer died while on an expedition at the early age of forty, but the legacy of his highly influential writings and his wide-ranging plant introductions remains significant today.

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