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The Absent Hand - Reimagining Our American Landscape (Paperback): Suzannah Lessard The Absent Hand - Reimagining Our American Landscape (Paperback)
Suzannah Lessard
R333 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R53 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Complexity in Urban Crisis Management - Amsterdam's Response to the Bijlmer Air Disaster (Hardcover): U. Rosenthal Complexity in Urban Crisis Management - Amsterdam's Response to the Bijlmer Air Disaster (Hardcover)
U. Rosenthal
R3,532 R1,208 Discovery Miles 12 080 Save R2,324 (66%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.

City Fights - Debates on Urban Sustainability (Hardcover): Susannah Hagan City Fights - Debates on Urban Sustainability (Hardcover)
Susannah Hagan
R3,938 Discovery Miles 39 380 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Within the concept of the 'sustainable city' nothing is fixed, mapped or agreed upon. To some, the term encompasses innovation, change and commitment to the future and to others it means preservation, conservatism and a watchful eye on the future. City Fights follows on from the symposium 'Energy and Urban Strategies', which brought together contributors from a wide variety of disciplines, with the aim of developing sharp ideas about making better and more sustainable cities in environmental, social and economic terms. The result is a passionate and illuminating debate on this vast question, bringing into focus the complexity and diversity of the issues involved. City fights is essential and thought provoking reading for all with a common interest in the future of the city- from architects and urban designers, urban and town planners and policy makers, to academics and researchers, sociologists, environmentalists and economists.

The Working Man's Green Space - Allotment Gardens in England, France, and Germany, 1870-1919 (Hardcover): Micheline Nilsen The Working Man's Green Space - Allotment Gardens in England, France, and Germany, 1870-1919 (Hardcover)
Micheline Nilsen
R1,059 R784 Discovery Miles 7 840 Save R275 (26%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

With antecedents dating back to the Middle Ages, the community garden is more popular than ever as a means of procuring the freshest food possible and instilling community cohesion. But as Micheline Nilsen shows, the small-garden movement, which gained impetus in the nineteenth century as rural workers crowded into industrial cities, was for a long time primarily a repository of ideas concerning social reform, hygienic improvement, and class mobility. Complementing efforts by worker cooperatives, unions, and social legislation, the provision of small garden plots offered some relief from bleak urban living conditions. Urban planners often thought of such gardens as a way to insert "lungs" into a city.

Standing at the intersection of a number of disciplines--including landscape studies, horticulture, and urban history-- "The Working Man's Green Space" focuses on the development of allotment gardens in European countries in the nearly half-century between the Franco-Prussian War and World War I, when the French Third Republic, the German Empire, and the late Victorian era in England saw the development of unprecedented measures to improve the lot of the "laboring classes." Nilsen shows how community gardening is inscribed within a social contract that differs from country to country, but how there is also an underlying aesthetic and social significance to these gardens that transcends national borders.

Phyto - Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design (Hardcover): Kate Kennen Phyto - Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design (Hardcover)
Kate Kennen
R3,938 Discovery Miles 39 380 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Phyto presents the concepts of phytoremediation and phytotechnology in one comprehensive guide, illustrating when plants can be considered for the uptake, removal or mitigation of on-site pollutants. Current scientific case studies are covered, highlighting the advantages and limitations of plant-based cleanup. Typical contaminant groups found in the built environment are explained, and plant lists for mitigation of specific contaminants are included where applicable. This is the first book to address the benefits of phytotechnologies from a design point of view, taking complex scientific terms and translating the research into an easy-to-understand reference book for those involved in creating planting solutions. Typically, phytotechnology planting techniques are currently employed post-site contamination to help clean up already contaminated soil by taking advantage of the positive effects that plants can have upon harmful toxins and chemicals. This book presents a new concept to create projective planting designs with preventative phytotechnology abilities,phytobuffering where future pollution may be expected for particular site programs. Filled with tables, photographs and detailed drawings, Kennen and Kirkwood's text guides the reader through the process of selecting plants for their aesthetic and environmental qualities, combined with their contaminant-removal benefits.

Urban Nature Conservation - Landscape Management in the Urban Countryside (Hardcover): Stephen Forbes Urban Nature Conservation - Landscape Management in the Urban Countryside (Hardcover)
Stephen Forbes
R3,942 Discovery Miles 39 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Urban nature conservation is a field that has grown rapidly in importance over the past 20 years and will continue to do so in the coming years as landscape ecology and greenspace planning become established disciplines. A widespread concern and interest in the wild plants and animal life found in urban areas now influences the policies and practices of land management organizations. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the subject. It will assist professionals in formulating strategic management policies that integrate urban nature conservation into the wider context of landscape management and urban planning.

Threatened Landscapes - Conserving Cultural Environments (Hardcover): Bryn Green Threatened Landscapes - Conserving Cultural Environments (Hardcover)
Bryn Green
R3,938 Discovery Miles 39 380 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Few, if any, environments are free of human intervention. Often this generates ecosystems which are rich in biodiversity, historical interest, recreational opportunity and scenic beauty just as worthy of conservation as the more natural ecosystems on which protection programmes have been almost exclusively focussed.These 'cultural landscapes', ranging from the farm and forest lands of Europe and Eastern North America, through to the pasture lands and savannas of the Middle East and Africa to the paddylands of the Pacific Rim, are usually the product of relatively low-level, sustainable exploitation of the environment over long periods of time. Many have survived for centuries, if not millennia, but now urban expansion, depopulation of rural areas and, most damagingly, the intensification of agricultural and sylvicultural practices, are everywhere leading to a loss of their cherished biodiversity and amenity. Whilst past changes have mostly added to the valued characteristics of these landscapes, modern farming and forestry are creating sterile monocultures on the better land whilst marginal lands are being abandoned.This book documents these changes, illustrates them through detailed case studies of a representative selection of threatened landscapes, analyses their underlying causes and explores ways by which they can continue to be maintained, or new landscapes created which maintain their desired characteristics.

Applied Principles of Horticultural Science (Hardcover, 3rd New edition): Laurie Brown Applied Principles of Horticultural Science (Hardcover, 3rd New edition)
Laurie Brown
R4,179 Discovery Miles 41 790 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Applied Principles of Horticultural Science is that critical thing for all students of horticulture - a book that teaches the theory of horticultural science through the practice of horticulture itelf.The book is divided into three sections - Plant science, Soil science, Pest and disease. Each section contains a number of chapters relating to a major principle of applied horticulture. Each chapter starts with a key point summary and introduces the underpinning knowledge which is then reinforced by exercises. The book contains over 70 practical exercises, presented in a way that makes students think for themselves. Answers to the exercises are given at the end of chapters. Clear step-by-step instructions make practical work accessible to students of all abilities.This new third edition provides an even wider sweep of case studies to make this book an essential practical workbook for horticulture students and gardners alike. Updated material fits with the latest RHS, City and Guilds and Edexcel syllabus. It is particularly suitable for the RHS Certificate, Advanced Certificate and Edexcel Diplomas as well as for those undertaking NPTC National, Advanced National courses and Horticulture NVQs at levels 2 and 3, together with the new Diploma in Environmental and Land-based studies.Laurie Brown is a horticultural scientist and educator. He is Director of Academex, a consultancy company aspiring to excellence in teaching and learning. Laurie previously worked with the Standards Unit on the design of exemplary teaching resources in the land-based sector.

Professional Practice for Landscape Architects (Hardcover, 3rd New edition): Rachel Tennant Professional Practice for Landscape Architects (Hardcover, 3rd New edition)
Rachel Tennant
R3,960 Discovery Miles 39 600 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Professional Practice for Landscape Architects third edition deals with the practical issues of being a successful landscape architect professional. Endorsed by the Landscape Institute, this book is an indispensable guide for licentiate members of the Institute on their Pathway to Chartership. It follows the revised 2013 syllabus covering all aspects of professional judgement, ethics and values, the legal system, organisation and management, legislation and the planning system, environmental policy and control, procurement and implementation. It also serves as a reminder and reference for fully qualified professionals in their everyday practice and for landscape students. Valuable information is presented in an easy to follow manner with diagrams and schedules, key acts, professional documents and contracts clearly explained and made easy to understand. A handy list of questions are included to aid with P2C revision, answers of which are found within the text.

Post-Industrial Urban Greenspace - An Environmental Justice Perspective (Paperback): Jennifer Foster, L.Anders Sandberg Post-Industrial Urban Greenspace - An Environmental Justice Perspective (Paperback)
Jennifer Foster, L.Anders Sandberg
R1,112 Discovery Miles 11 120 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Post-industrial urban spaces typically include abandoned factories, disused rail lines, old pits and quarries, and de-commissioned landfills. In these places, different visions compete for dominance with respect to current and future land uses. Neighbours often view such urban greenspace as polluted, unkempt and weedy, harbouring undesirable biophysical features and people. These are spaces that often become the focus of some form of revitalization, reinvestment and restoration. From the perspective of civic authorities and urban planners, transforming post-industrial landscapes into disciplined and tended greenspace creates the urban conditions and signals of popular contemporary taste that attract investors, gentrifiers, and tourists. But post-industrial spaces are also places where unique and unpredictable human and ecological associations can emerge spontaneously. Such places may contain considerable ecological integrity and biodiversity and host human populations who find a home and respite in such ecologies. They also tell stories of an industrial and urban past that should be acknowledged, understood and (if suitable) celebrated. This volume explores the environmental justice and injustice dimensions of emerging urban post-industrial landscapes, including the ecological politics, cultural representations and aesthetics of these spaces. This book was published as a special issue of Local Environment.

Data Visualization for Design Thinking - Applied Mapping (Hardcover): Winifred E Newman Data Visualization for Design Thinking - Applied Mapping (Hardcover)
Winifred E Newman
R3,745 Discovery Miles 37 450 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Data Visualization for Design Thinking helps you make better maps. Treating maps as applied research, you'll be able to understand how to map sites, places, ideas, and projects, revealing the complex relationships between what you represent, your thinking, the technology you use, the culture you belong to, and your aesthetic practices. More than 100 examples illustrated with over 200 color images show you how to visualize data through mapping. Includes five in-depth cases studies and numerous examples throughout.

Seeing the Getty Center and Gardens - French Edition (Paperback, French Ed): Getty Seeing the Getty Center and Gardens - French Edition (Paperback, French Ed)
Getty
R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Featuring stunning colour photographs throughout, these foreign-language editions-available in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean and Spanish-take readers on a visual tour through Los Angeles's iconic Getty Center, from the monumental modernist architecture of Richard Meier to the dynamic Central Garden designed by Robert Irwin.

Creating Neighbourhoods and Places in the Built Environment (Paperback): David Chapman Creating Neighbourhoods and Places in the Built Environment (Paperback)
David Chapman
R1,397 Discovery Miles 13 970 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Current changes and pressures to transcend professional barriers throughout the construction industry are being reflected in the way built environment education and training is now planned and designed. Courses are focusing on aspects which are common to all the subjects to foster a multi-professional approach and lead to better collaborative practice. The Built Environment Series of Textbooks (BEST) provides texts which are relevant to more than one course and addresses areas of commonality in an original and innovative way. Creating Neighbourhoods and Places in the Built Environment examines the forces at work in the built environment and their impact on the form of buildings and their surroundings. The book looks at the competing interests between individuals and agencies which exist, their interaction with physical and environmental forces and the results of their intervention. It shows how buildings, spaces and human activities combine to create a lively and enjoyable environment.

A Musicology for Landscape (Paperback): David Nicholas Buck A Musicology for Landscape (Paperback)
David Nicholas Buck
R1,220 Discovery Miles 12 200 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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 ennobling sound in the sensory appreciation of landscape. A Musicology for Landscape makes available to a wider landscape architecture and urban design audience the works of three influential composers - Morton Feldman, Gyoergy Ligeti and Michael Finnissy - presenting a critical evaluation of their work within music, as well as a means in which it might be used in design research. Each of the musical scores is juxtaposed with design representations by Kevin Appleyard, Bernard Tschumi and William Kent, before the author examines four landscape spaces through the development of new landscape architectural notations. In doing so, this work offers valuable insights into the methods used by landscape architects for the benefit of musicians, and by bringing together musical composition and landscape architecture through notation, it affords a focused and sensitive exploration of temporality and sound in both fields.

speech: 18 regions (Hardcover): Anna Martovitskaya speech: 18 regions (Hardcover)
Anna Martovitskaya
R478 R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Save R335 (70%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

A closer look at development on the margins of major cities. Contains numerous current case-studies. With contributions from architects and planners. When speaking about the age of cities, the focus is usually on the highly dense cores of megacities. However, urbanisation and urban growth do not only mean the densification and development of city centres. Many new centres are developing on the periphery of metropolises, either through the regeneration of abandoned industrial areas, or as completely newly planned cities. The 18th issue of speech: is dedicated to this development. Current case examples such as Smart City Malta, Drammen in Norway, Newark in the USA, and the Hunziker-Areal in Zurich are examined with regard to planning strategies and qualities such as their human scale, sustainable neighbourhoods, and usage mix. The main contributions in the volume are by Kees Christiaanse, KCAP architects and planners (Rotterdam) and Kongijan Yu, founder of Turenscape (China). Text in English and Russian.

Landscape Analysis - Investigating the potentials of space and place (Hardcover): Per Stahlschmidt, Simon Swaffield, Jorgen... Landscape Analysis - Investigating the potentials of space and place (Hardcover)
Per Stahlschmidt, Simon Swaffield, Jorgen Primdahl, Vibeke Nellemann
R3,957 Discovery Miles 39 570 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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 practice. A wide range of methods and techniques for landscape analysis is illustrated by urban and rural examples from many countries. Analysing landscapes within a planning context requires both skill and insights. Drawing upon numerous concrete examples, together with an examination of some theoretical concepts, this book guides the reader through a wide range of different approaches and techniques of landscape analysis that may be applied at different scales, from elementary site analysis to historical and regional studies. This is an essential book for students and graduate practitioners working in landscape architecture, planning and architecture.

Seeing the Getty Center and Gardens - Spanish Edition (Paperback, Spanish Ed): Getty Seeing the Getty Center and Gardens - Spanish Edition (Paperback, Spanish Ed)
Getty
R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Filled with dazzling artistic treasures, distinctive flora, and panoramic views, this beautifully illustrated volume is a perfect souvenir for guests of the Getty Center and an enticing introduction for those who have yet to visit the site.

Sculpture and the Garden (Paperback): Patrick Eyres, Fiona Russell Sculpture and the Garden (Paperback)
Patrick Eyres, Fiona Russell
R971 Discovery Miles 9 710 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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 sculpture and gardens over the last three centuries, focusing on four British archetypes: the Georgian landscape garden, the Victorian urban park, the outdoor spaces of twentieth-century modernism and the late-twentieth-century sculpture park. Through a series of case studies exploring the contemporaneous audiences of gardens, the book uncovers the social, political and gendered messages revealed by sculpture's placement and suggests that the garden can itself be read as a sculptural landscape.

Soil and Stone - Impressionism, Urbanism, Environment (Paperback): Frances Fowle, Richard Thomson Soil and Stone - Impressionism, Urbanism, Environment (Paperback)
Frances Fowle, Richard Thomson
R1,208 Discovery Miles 12 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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 interest in the mythologies of rural living. As the city became more and more the motive force of social change so the country was understood as the anchor of changelessness and nostalgia. The essayists in this volume examine the complex relationship between country and city. Their work draws widely on the contemporary culture exploring folklore and children's literature, anarchism and urbanism, and offers significant new insights into the work of major artists and writers including Courbet, Millet, Monet, Van Gogh and Zola.

The Modern Landscapes of Ted Smyth - Landscape Modernism in the Asia-Pacific (Hardcover): Rod Barnett, Jacqueline Margetts The Modern Landscapes of Ted Smyth - Landscape Modernism in the Asia-Pacific (Hardcover)
Rod Barnett, Jacqueline Margetts
R3,707 Discovery Miles 37 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The modern period in landscape architecture is enjoying the fascinated appreciation of scholars and historians in Europe and the Americas, and new themes, new subjects and new appraisals are appearing. This book contributes to the conversation by focusing on the work of a singular designer who spent his entire career in a province of the North Island of New Zealand. Ted Smyth practiced an assured landscape modernism without ever seeing the designs of his forebears or his contemporaries working in the UK, Europe and the United States. Designing in isolation from the mainstream of modernism, and a little after its high tide, Smyth produced a series of gardens that provoke a revaluation of the diffusionist model of influence. The book explains and describes the evolution of Smyth's design vocabulary and relates it to the development of tropical landscape modernism in other Asia-Pacific sites. It shows how a culture of garden modernism can be generated from within a particular locale, and highlights Smyth's engagement with Maori design traditions in search of a specific expression of the high modern essentialism of place.

The Modern Landscapes of Ted Smyth - Landscape Modernism in the Asia-Pacific (Paperback): Rod Barnett, Jacqueline Margetts The Modern Landscapes of Ted Smyth - Landscape Modernism in the Asia-Pacific (Paperback)
Rod Barnett, Jacqueline Margetts
R1,210 Discovery Miles 12 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The modern period in landscape architecture is enjoying the fascinated appreciation of scholars and historians in Europe and the Americas, and new themes, new subjects and new appraisals are appearing. This book contributes to the conversation by focusing on the work of a singular designer who spent his entire career in a province of the North Island of New Zealand. Ted Smyth practiced an assured landscape modernism without ever seeing the designs of his forebears or his contemporaries working in the UK, Europe and the United States. Designing in isolation from the mainstream of modernism, and a little after its high tide, Smyth produced a series of gardens that provoke a revaluation of the diffusionist model of influence. The book explains and describes the evolution of Smyth's design vocabulary and relates it to the development of tropical landscape modernism in other Asia-Pacific sites. It shows how a culture of garden modernism can be generated from within a particular locale, and highlights Smyth's engagement with Maori design traditions in search of a specific expression of the high modern essentialism of place.

Community-Built - Art, Construction, Preservation, and Place (Hardcover): Katherine Melcher, Barry Stiefel, Kristin Faurest Community-Built - Art, Construction, Preservation, and Place (Hardcover)
Katherine Melcher, Barry Stiefel, Kristin Faurest
R3,939 Discovery Miles 39 390 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Throughout history and around the world, community members have come together to build places, be it settlers constructing log cabins in nineteenth-century Canada, an artist group creating a waterfront gathering place along the Danube in Budapest, or residents helping revive small-town main streets in the United States. What all these projects have in common is that they involve local volunteers in the construction of public and community places; they are community-built. Although much attention has been given to specific community-built movements such as public murals and community gardens, little has been given to defining community-built as a whole. This volume provides a preliminary description of community-built practices with examples from the disciplines of urban design, historic preservation, and community art. Taken as a whole, these community-built projects illustrate how the process of local involvement in adapting, building, and preserving a built environment can strengthen communities and create places that are intimately tied to local needs, culture, and community. The lessons learned from this volume can provide community planners, grassroots facilitators, and participants with an understanding of what can lead to successful community-built art, construction, preservation, and placemaking.

Creating Urban Agricultural Systems - An Integrated Approach to Design (Hardcover): Gundula Proksch Creating Urban Agricultural Systems - An Integrated Approach to Design (Hardcover)
Gundula Proksch
R3,986 Discovery Miles 39 860 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Creating Urban Agriculture Systems provides you with background, expertise, and inspiration for designing with urban agriculture. It shows you how to grow food in buildings and cities, operate growing systems, and integrate them with natural cycles and existing infrastructures. It teaches you the essential environmental inputs and operational strategies of urban farms, and inspires community and design tools for innovative operations and sustainable urban environments that produce fresh, local food. Over 70 projects and 16 in-depth case studies of productive, integrated systems, located in North America, Europe, and Asia ,are organized by their emphasis on nutrient, water, and energy management, farm operation, community integration and design approaches so that you can see innovative strategies in action. Interviews with leading architecture firms, including WORKac, Kiss + Cathcart, Weber Thompson, CJ Lim/Studio 8, and SOA Architectes, highlight the challenges and rewards you face when creating urban agriculture systems. Catalogs of growing and building systems, a glossary, bibliography, and abstracts will help you find information fast.

Research in Landscape Architecture - Methods and Methodology (Hardcover): Adri Van Den Brink, Diedrich Bruns, Hilde Tobi, Simon... Research in Landscape Architecture - Methods and Methodology (Hardcover)
Adri Van Den Brink, Diedrich Bruns, Hilde Tobi, Simon Bell
R3,959 Discovery Miles 39 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Defining a research question, describing why it needs to be answered and explaining how methods are selected and applied are challenging tasks for anyone embarking on academic research within the field of landscape architecture. Whether you are an early career researcher or a senior academic, it is essential to draw meaningful conclusions and robust answers to research questions. Research in Landscape Architecture provides guidance on the rationales needed for selecting methods and offers direction to help to frame and design academic research within the discipline. Over the last couple of decades the traditional orientation in landscape architecture as a field of professional practice has gradually been complemented by a growing focus on research. This book will help you to develop the connections between research, teaching and practice, to help you to build a common framework of theory and research methods. Bringing together contributions from landscape architects across the world, this book covers a broad range of research methodologies and examples to help you conduct research successfully. Also included is a study in which the editors discuss the most important priorities for the research within the discipline over the coming years. This book will provide a definitive path to developing research within landscape architecture.

Cicada (Hardcover): Patrick Bingham-Hall Cicada (Hardcover)
Patrick Bingham-Hall
R745 Discovery Miles 7 450 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
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