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New Orleans Cemeteries Postcard Book (Postcard book or pack): Jan Brantley, Robert Brantley New Orleans Cemeteries Postcard Book (Postcard book or pack)
Jan Brantley, Robert Brantley
R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Ornate statues and raised tombs make New Orleans' cities of the dead a phenomenal sight that draws thousands of tourists every year. The striking images in the New Orleans Cemeteries Postcard Book capture the beauty and magic of these historic New Orleans treasures. The New Orleans Cemeteries Postcard Book includes images of the tomb of Marie Laveau, the legendary voodoo queen; the historic St. Louis #1 and Lafayette #1 cemeteries; and details of funerary statues.

A Natural Balance - The K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens at Acadia University... A Natural Balance - The K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens at Acadia University (Hardcover)
Alex Novell, John Leroux
R691 Discovery Miles 6 910 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Dancing with Time - The Garden as Art (Paperback, New edition): John Powell Dancing with Time - The Garden as Art (Paperback, New edition)
John Powell
R1,107 Discovery Miles 11 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Landscape Architecture Documentation Standards - Principles, Guidelines, and Best Practices (Paperback): Design Workshop Landscape Architecture Documentation Standards - Principles, Guidelines, and Best Practices (Paperback)
Design Workshop
R1,728 Discovery Miles 17 280 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

SUPERB EXECUTION RELIES UPON RIGOROUS PROJECT DOCUMENTATION A project will only be built as well as it is documented. This publication focuses on the key documentation needs of the landscape architectural design and construction documentation process. That includes both "design documentation" and "construction documentation" as well as all that which occurs in the transition from one phase to the other. Documentation requirements include those components necessary to explore and define design intent, logic, physical proposals, and ultimately, the specific components included within construction and bid documents. * Discover how proper documentation facilitates every stage of the design process from pre-planning to construction, and leads to a highly resolved built outcome. Understand the principles behind these documentation practices. * Implement best practices specific to each documentation phase and drawing, from title block and cover sheet design to soil plans and plant protection. * Organize keynoting systems, cross-referencing and interdisciplinary coordination amongst multiple consultants and vendors. * Study sample project documents from a leading landscape architecture firm to better understand the elements and benefits of complete and well-coordinated project documentation. These standards have been time-tested by over 150 designers at the industry leading landscape architecture firm Design Workshop, reflecting a range of project types, including parks, streetscapes, urban spaces and over-structure construction. This guide shares the methods behind the success, to facilitate exceptional built outcomes through principled documentation practices.

A Moving Border - Alpine Cartographies of Climate Change (Paperback): Marco Ferrari, Elisa Pasqual, Andrea Bagnato A Moving Border - Alpine Cartographies of Climate Change (Paperback)
Marco Ferrari, Elisa Pasqual, Andrea Bagnato
R676 R578 Discovery Miles 5 780 Save R98 (14%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Italy's northern border follows the watershed that separates the drainage basins of Northern and Southern Europe. Running mostly at high altitudes, it crosses snowfields and perennial glaciers-all of which are now melting as a result of anthropogenic climate change. As the watershed shifts so does the border, contradicting its representations on official maps. Italy, Austria, and Switzerland have consequently introduced the novel legal concept of a "moving border," one that acknowledges the volatility of geographical features once thought to be stable. A Moving Border: Alpine Cartographies of Climate Change builds upon the Italian Limes project by Studio Folder, which was devised in 2014 to survey the fluctuations of the boundary line across the Alps in real time. The book charts the effects of climate change on geopolitical understandings of border and the cartographic methods used to represent them. Locating the Italian condition alongside a longer political history of boundary making, the book brings together critical essays, visualizations, and unpublished documents from state archives. By examining the nexus of nationalism and cartography, A Moving Border details how borders are both material and imagined, and the ways global warming challenges Western conceptions of territory. Even more, it provides a blueprint for spatial intervention in a world where ecological processes are bound to dominate geopolitical affairs. A Moving Border features a foreword by Bruno Latour and texts by Stuart Elden, Mia Fuller, Francesca Hughes, and Wu Ming 1, and is co-published with ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe.

Environmental Noise Barriers - A Guide To Their Acoustic and Visual Design, Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Benz... Environmental Noise Barriers - A Guide To Their Acoustic and Visual Design, Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Benz Kotzen, Colin English
R4,575 Discovery Miles 45 750 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.

Gardens of the Roman Empire (Hardcover): Wilhelmina F. Jashemski, Kathryn L Gleason, Kim J. Hartswick, Amina-Aicha Malek Gardens of the Roman Empire (Hardcover)
Wilhelmina F. Jashemski, Kathryn L Gleason, Kim J. Hartswick, Amina-Aicha Malek
R5,753 Discovery Miles 57 530 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In Gardens of the Roman Empire, the pioneering archaeologist Wilhelmina F. Jashemski sets out to examine the role of ancient Roman gardens in daily life throughout the empire. This study, therefore, includes for the first time, archaeological, literary, and artistic evidence about ancient Roman gardens across the entire Roman Empire from Britain to Arabia. Through well-illustrated essays by leading scholars in the field, various types of gardens are examined, from how Romans actually created their gardens to the experience of gardens as revealed in literature and art. Demonstrating the central role and value of gardens in Roman civilization, Jashemski and a distinguished, international team of contributors have created a landmark reference work that will serve as the foundation for future scholarship on this topic. An accompanying digital catalogue will be made available at: www.gardensoftheromanempire.org.

Rethinking Landscape - A Critical Reader (Hardcover): Ian H Thompson Rethinking Landscape - A Critical Reader (Hardcover)
Ian H Thompson
R4,069 Discovery Miles 40 690 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Our landscapes have never failed to entice and capture the imagination of writers, painters and philosophers a " and in turn their work has influenced our landscapes for centuries.

This carefully selected collection of readings and commentary expertly guides you through the aesthetic, social, cultural and environmental foundations of our thinking about landscape, and explores the key writings which shaped the field in its emergence and maturity.

Provoking thought and discussion, this book does not provide answers, and will not conclude with an infallible theory of landscape. But with a range of readings from Vitruvius to Jellicoe, from Burke to Berlin to Berleant, from the Picturesque to Phenomenology, every reader will find something here to set them thinking.

The Meanings of Landscape - Essays on Place, Space, Environment and Justice (Hardcover): Kenneth R. Olwig The Meanings of Landscape - Essays on Place, Space, Environment and Justice (Hardcover)
Kenneth R. Olwig
R3,069 Discovery Miles 30 690 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Compiling nine authoritative essays spanning an extensive academic career, author Kenneth R. Olwig presents explorations in landscape geography and architecture from an environmental humanities perspective. With influences from art, literature, theatre staging, architecture, and garden design, landscape has come to be viewed as a form of spatial scenery, but this reading captures only a narrow representation of landscape meaning today. This book positions landscape as a concept shaped through the centuries, evolving from place to place to provide nuanced interpretations of landscape meaning. The essays are woven together to gather an international approach to understanding the past and present importance of landscape as place and polity, as designed space, as nature, and as an influential factor in the shaping of ideas in a just social and physical environment. Aimed at students, scholars, and researchers in landscape and beyond, this illustrated volume traces the idea of landscape from the ancient polis and theatre through to the present day.

Roman Domestic Medical Practice in Central Italy - From the Middle Republic to the Early Empire (Hardcover): Jane Draycott Roman Domestic Medical Practice in Central Italy - From the Middle Republic to the Early Empire (Hardcover)
Jane Draycott
R3,059 Discovery Miles 30 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Roman Domestic Medical Practice in Central Italy examines the roles that the home, the garden and the members of the household (freeborn, freed and slave) played in the acquisition and maintenance of good physical and mental health and well-being. Focussing on the period from the middle Republic to the early Empire, it considers how comprehensive the ancient Roman general understanding of health actually was, and studies how knowledge regarding various aspects of health was transmitted within the household. Using literary, documentary, archaeological and bioarchaeological evidence from a variety of contexts, this is the first extended volume to provide as comprehensive and detailed a reconstruction of this aspect of ancient Roman private life as possible, complementing existing works on ancient professional medical practice and existing works on domestic medical practice in later historical periods. This volume offers an indispensable resource to social historians, particularly those that focus on the ancient family, and medical historians, particularly those that focus on the ancient world.

Small-Scale Urban Greening - Creating Places of Health, Creativity, and Ecological Sustainability (Paperback): Angela Loder Small-Scale Urban Greening - Creating Places of Health, Creativity, and Ecological Sustainability (Paperback)
Angela Loder
R921 R742 Discovery Miles 7 420 Save R179 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Small-scale urban greening projects are changing the urban landscape, shifting our experience and understanding of greenspaces in our cities. This book argues that including power dynamics, symbolism, and aesthetics in our understanding of the human relationship to urban nature can help us create places that nurture ecological and human health and promote successful and equitable urban communities. Using an interdisciplinary approach to current research debates and new comparative case studies on community perceptions of these urban greening projects and policies, this book explores how small-scale urban greening projects can impact our sense of place, health, creativity, and concentration while also being part of a successful urban greening program. Arguing that wildness, emotion, and sense of place are key components of our human-nature relationship, this book will be of interest to designers, academics, and policy makers.

Transforming Parks and Protected Areas - Policy and Governance in a Changing World (Hardcover, New): Kevin S. Hanna, Douglas A.... Transforming Parks and Protected Areas - Policy and Governance in a Changing World (Hardcover, New)
Kevin S. Hanna, Douglas A. Clark, D. Scott Slocombe
R3,068 Discovery Miles 30 680 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

**This title was originally published in 2007. The version published in 2012 is a PB reprint of the original HB** The protection of natural resources and biodiversity through protected areas is increasingly based on ecological principles. Simultaneously the concept of ecosystem-based management has become broadly accepted and implemented over the last two decades. However, this period has also seen unprecedented rapid global social and ecological change, which has weakened many protection efforts. These changes have created an awareness of opportunities for innovative approaches to managing protected areas and of the need to integrate social and economic concerns with ecological elements in protected areas and parks management. A rare collection of articles that fuses academic theory, critique of practice and practical knowledge, Transforming Parks and Protected Areas analyzes and critiques these theories, practices, and philosophies, looking in-detail at the emerging issues in the design and operation of parks and protected areas. Addressing critical dynamics and current practices in parks and protected areas management, the excellent volume goes well beyond simple managerial solutions and descriptions of standard practice. With contributions from leading academics and practitioners, this book will be of value to all those working within ecology, natural resources, conservation and parks management as well as students and academics across the environmental sciences and land use management.

Spon's Estimating Costs Guide to Small Groundworks, Landscaping and Gardening (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Bryan Spain Spon's Estimating Costs Guide to Small Groundworks, Landscaping and Gardening (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Bryan Spain
R1,559 Discovery Miles 15 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Specifically written for contractors and small businesses carrying out small works, this second edition of Spon's Estimating Cost Guide to Small Groundworks, Landscaping Work and Gardening contains accurate information on thousands of rates, each broken down to labour, material overheads and profit.
This is the first book to focus on this range of external work, including garden maintenance work on blocks of flats and individual houses, schools and sports fields, garden makeovers, laying patios and paths, small land drainage schemes on farmland, and small-scale local authority maintenance work.

HOK Design Annual 2019 (Hardcover): Hok HOK Design Annual 2019 (Hardcover)
Hok
R1,005 Discovery Miles 10 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The HOK Design Annual 2019 highlights this leading global design firm's most exceptional recent work in architecture, interior design, planning, and urban design. The projects featured demonstrate the intersection between HOK's thought leadership in specialty areas - including aviation + transportation, healthcare, science + technology, sports, sustainable design and workplace - and its firm-wide commitment to research and design excellence. Geographically diverse, these projects represent a variety of scales and are technically advanced examples of how design can bring significant benefits to clients and the people who experience these spaces. The HOK Design Annual 2019 is a valuable global trends reference source for design professionals, students, and architecture enthusiasts. It provides insight into the creative process of the design teams creating society's next generation of buildings.

Experiential Landscape - An Approach to People, Place and Space (Paperback): Kevin Thwaites, Ian Simkins Experiential Landscape - An Approach to People, Place and Space (Paperback)
Kevin Thwaites, Ian Simkins
R2,085 Discovery Miles 20 850 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Experiential Landscape offers new ways of looking at the relationship between people and the outdoor open spaces they use in their everyday lives. The book takes a holistic view of the relationship between humans and their environment, integrating experiential and spatial dimensions of the outdoors, and exploring the theory and application of environmental design disciplines, most notably landscape architecture and urban design. The book explores specific settings in which an experiential approach has been applied, setting out a vocabulary and methods of application, and offers new readings of experiential characteristics in site analysis and design. Offering readers a range of accessible mapping tools and details of what participative approaches mean in practice, this is a new, innovative and practical methodology. The book provides an invaluable resource for students, academics and practitioners and anyone seeking reflective but practical guidance on how to approach outdoor place-making or the analysis and design of everyday outdoor places.

The Cultured Landscape - Designing the Environment in the 21st Century (Paperback, New): Sheila Harvey, Ken Fieldhouse The Cultured Landscape - Designing the Environment in the 21st Century (Paperback, New)
Sheila Harvey, Ken Fieldhouse
R541 Discovery Miles 5 410 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book poses important philosophical questions about the aims, values and purposes of landscape architecture. The editors, highly regarded in their field, have drawn together a distinguished team of writers who provide unique individual perspectives on contemporary themes from a wide base of knowledge. Altogether, this key international study raises awareness of the landscape and encourages innovative ways of thinking about quality in design.

Landscape Lab - Drawing, Perception and Design for the Next Landscape Models (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Fabio Bianconi, Marco... Landscape Lab - Drawing, Perception and Design for the Next Landscape Models (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Fabio Bianconi, Marco Filippucci
R1,275 R1,134 Discovery Miles 11 340 Save R141 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book explores the relationship between the sciences of representation and the strategy of landscape valorisation. The topic is connected to the theme of the image of the city, which is extended to the territory scale and applied to case studies in Italy's Umbria region, where the goal is to strike a dynamic balance between cultural heritage and nature. The studies demonstrate how landscape represents an interpretive process of finding meaning, a product of the relationships between mankind and the places in which it lives. The work proceeds from the assumption that it is possible to describe these connections between environment, territory and landscape by applying the Vitruvian triad, composed of Firmitas (solidity), Utilitas (utility) and Venustas(beauty). The environment, the sum of the conditions that influence all life, represents the place's solidity, because it guarantees its survival. In turn, territory is connected to utility, and through its etymological meaning is linked to possession, to a domain; while landscape, as an "area perceived by people", expresses the search for beauty in a given place, the process of critically interpreting a vision.

Urban Design Methods (Hardcover): Undine Giseke, Martina Loew, Angela Million, Philipp Misselwitz, Joerg Stollmann Urban Design Methods (Hardcover)
Undine Giseke, Martina Loew, Angela Million, Philipp Misselwitz, Joerg Stollmann
R647 R608 Discovery Miles 6 080 Save R39 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Urban Design Methods is a manual for reconciling contemporary approaches with increasingly complex demands in the shaping of urban living spaces. Architects and landscape architects, as well as city, regional, and landscape planners, often find that they are unable to do modern projects justice with their specialist skills alone. Cooperative approaches are needed to deal with both the complexity of raising questions and the growing number of affected parties who need to be involved. Urban design - understood as an inter- and transdisciplinary field at the interface of architecture, city and regional planning, landscape architecture, sociology, and the diverse stakeholders involved in any project - requires a compendium of adaptable methods to dissolve the boundaries between theory and praxis and between natural and social systems. For the first time, this book collects a broad spectrum of methods intended to support urban designers in deciphering the contexts in which they work, and help them attain a greater individual professional understanding. It clearly outlines the range of challenges and the constantly evolving areas of activity.

Follies - Fabulous, fanciful and frivolous buildings (Hardcover): Gwyn Headley Follies - Fabulous, fanciful and frivolous buildings (Hardcover)
Gwyn Headley
R242 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R50 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Britain's countryside is liberally sprinkled with follies - eccentric, original buildings built for fun by landowners and aristocrats over the centuries. They include prospect towers, ornamental temples, rustic hermits' cottages, faux-prehistoric stone circles, and some buildings that don't seem to have had any purpose at all. In this fascinating and stylish book, folly expert Gwyn Headley brings together some of the most beautiful and intriguing follies cared for by the National Trust, from the craggy fake ruin at Mow Cop in Cheshire to the elegant buildings created by Henry Hoare for his great landscape garden at Stourhead. He also introduces some very extraordinary characters, such as Frederick Hervey, the 'Earl-Bishop', who had an obsession with women, volcanoes and rotundas, and Sir Thomas Tresham, whose fervent Catholicism inspired him to create the extraordinary Lyveden New Bield, an unfinished building suffused with religious symbolism. Fully illustrated with exquisite images of these remarkable buildings, this insightful book will inspire the folly-hunter in us all.

Kerb 23 [Digital Landscapes] (Paperback, English ed.): Georgia Aldous, Sophia Horomidis, Rebecca Pike, Robert Williamson Kerb 23 [Digital Landscapes] (Paperback, English ed.)
Georgia Aldous, Sophia Horomidis, Rebecca Pike, Robert Williamson
R631 Discovery Miles 6 310 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Thinking the Sculpture Garden - Art, Plant, Landscape (Paperback): Penny Florence Thinking the Sculpture Garden - Art, Plant, Landscape (Paperback)
Penny Florence
R943 Discovery Miles 9 430 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This innovative book poses two, deceptively simple, questions: what is a sculpture garden, and what happens when you give equal weight to the main elements of landscape, planting and artwork? Its wide-ranging frame of reference, including the USA, Europe and Japan, is brought into focus through Tremenheere Sculpture Garden, Cornwall, with which the book begins and ends. Effectively less than 15 years old, and largely the work of one man, Tremenheere affords an opportunity to examine as work-in-progress the creation of a new kind of sculpture garden. Including a historical overview, the book traverses multiple ways of seeing and experiencing sculpture gardens, culminating in an exploration of their relevance as 'cultural ecology' in the context of globalisation, urbanisation and climate change. The thinking here is non-dualist and broadly aligned with New Materialisms and Material Feminisms to explore our place as humans in the non-human world on which we depend. Eminent contributors, including John Dixon Hunt, George Descombes, Bernard Lassus and David Leatherbarrow, approach these issues through practices and theories of landscape architecture; garden and art making; history and writing; and philosophy. Richly illustrated with over 100 images, including a colour plate section, the book will primarily appeal to those engaged in professional or academic research, along with sculpture garden visitors, who will find new and surprising ways of experiencing plants and art in natural and urban settings.

Mirei Shigemori - Rebel in the Garden - Modern Japanese Landscape Architecture (Hardcover, 2nd rev. ed.): Christian Tschumi Mirei Shigemori - Rebel in the Garden - Modern Japanese Landscape Architecture (Hardcover, 2nd rev. ed.)
Christian Tschumi
R1,106 Discovery Miles 11 060 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Mirei Shigemori had a major impact on the development of Japanese landscape architecture in the twentieth century. Active from the 1920s, he founded the Kyoto Garden Society in 1932. In 1939 he designed his own first masterpiece, the garden at the main hall of the Tofuku-ji temple. From then on he designed 240 gardens all over Japan until his death in 1975; amongst the most famous are the Tenrai-an tea garden (1969) and the Matsuo Taisha garden (1975). The main characteristic of his gardens is that they respect tradition and, at the same time, depart from conventional paradigms by opening up to the influence of Western modernism with its own language. The first part of the book covers Shigemori's life and factors that influenced his work. The second part contains a detailed illustration of 17 gardens. The book is published as a new and revised edition.

Encyclopedia of Gardens - History and Design (Hardcover): Candice A. Shoemaker Encyclopedia of Gardens - History and Design (Hardcover)
Candice A. Shoemaker
R11,580 Discovery Miles 115 800 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Produced under the auspices of the Chicago Botanic Garden, this major international reference work contains more than 600 entries on a wide range of topics. Coverage includes important people in the history of gardening and landscaping throughout the ages; specific sites, both historical and existing; surveys of types and styles of gardens; gardening movements; traditions of specific geographic regions; and materials and techniques.
Extensive illustration makes use of photographs (both color and black-and white) as well as dozens of line drawings detailing plans, techniques, and tools. Comprehensive in scope, this will be an indispensable reference for teachers and students of garden history, landscape architecture, and archaeology, as well as for professional and amateur gardeners.

Form and Fabric in Landscape Architecture - A Visual Introduction (Hardcover): Catherine Dee Form and Fabric in Landscape Architecture - A Visual Introduction (Hardcover)
Catherine Dee
R4,065 Discovery Miles 40 650 Ships in 12 - 17 working days


Form and Fabric in Landscape Architecture provides an original, visual approach to the study of landscape architecture by creating a spatial morphology based on use and experience of landscapes. It explores aesthetic, spatial and experiential concepts by providing a structure through which landscapes can be understood and conceived in design. 'Fabric' is the integrated structure of whole landscapes, while 'form' refers to the components that make up this fabric. Together form and fabric create morphology of landscape useful for the development of visual-spatial design thinking and awareness.

Floodscapes - Contemporary Landscape Strategies in Times of Climate Change (Hardcover): Frederic Rossano Floodscapes - Contemporary Landscape Strategies in Times of Climate Change (Hardcover)
Frederic Rossano
R1,271 R1,032 Discovery Miles 10 320 Save R239 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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