Garden/Landscape Books

 
  • The Contemporary Gar...

    Does it seem like reference material on modern/contemporary gardens are a bit thin? This book looks to have quite a bit of inspiring photos to expand your landscape design ideas. -An accessible and affordable overview of 100 contemporary gardens from the early 1920s to the present day -Traces the history of the contemporary garden, from the experimentations of the early 20th century, David Hosack’s Rockefeller Center Roof Garden (1933) for example, to today’s conceptual creations such as Tony Heywood’s Split (2003) -Includes gardens all over the world by leading designers such as Roberto Burle-Marx (Brazil), Tadao Ando (Japan), Adriaan ...

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  • Planting Green Roofs...

    To coordinate with today's Green Roofs/Wall Panel post in the remodel section, this book seems like it would be a good accompaniment to any ideas you might have for your own home. Booklist $23.07, Buy it here.

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  • Edible Estates: Atta...

    I'm not going to hold my breath that this book signifies a major trend, but I will hope that it might start one. "The Edible Estates project proposes the replacement of the domestic front lawn with a highly productive edible landscape. It was initiated by architect and artist Fritz Haeg on Independence Day, 2005, with the planting of the first regional prototype garden in the geographic center of the United States, Salina, Kansas. Since then three more prototype gardens have been created, in Lakewood, California; Maplewood, New Jersey and London, England. Edible Estates regional prototype gardens will ultimately be established in ...

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  • Green Roof – A Cas...

    For anyone even slightly interested in the concept, this book will shed some light on what goes into getting a green roof. This case study of a green roof garden commissioned by the American Society of Landscape Architects gives a thorough explanation of the construction and design process, and I do have to say that it makes a green roof more approachable, if not for the detailed facts, then for the multitude of pictures and diagrams that give visual aid to some of us that are less than familiar with the technical aspects.

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  • Natural Architecture...

    This book blurs landscape and art together, showcasing artists that carve and build sculpture from natural materials. I especially thought the Sylvan Steps by David Nash and the Root Sculpture by Nils-Udo deserved mention. "Never has the relationship between art and nature been more complicated and more fragile, but also richer and more fascinating. The artists and architects in Natural Architecture have transformed the act of building into an art form capable of sparking new relationships with nature, landscape, and the environment. Natural Architecture presents sixty-six site-specific installations that use raw materials, manual labor, and natural stimuli to create truly ...

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  • Guerrilla Gardening:...

    Hurray for all guerilla gardeners- each city deserves to be injected with gardens wherever possible. 'The term "guerrilla" may bring to mind a small band of armed soldiers, moving in the dead of night on a stealth mission. In the case of guerrilla gardening, the soldiers are planters, the weapons are shovels, and the mission is to transform an abandoned lot into a thing of beauty. Once an environmentalist's nonviolent direct action for inner-city renewal, this movement is spreading to all types of people in cities around the world. These modern-day Johnny Appleseeds perform random acts of gardening, often without ...

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