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Strange Trees

And the Stories Behind Them

Have you ever heard of the Strangler Tree? The Bubblegum Tree? The Upside-Down Tree? How about trees with horns, bottles ...

Woodcut Memory Game

If there is, indeed, nothing lovelier than a tree, artist Bryan Nash Gill reminds us why. This fun memory game based on ...

Art Parks

A Tour of America's Sculpture Parks and Gardens

Whether located in the heart of a metropolis such as Chicago or on sprawling fields in the countryside, sculpture parks ...

Time for Bed, Miyuki

Like children everywhere, Miyuki's imagination peaks at bedtime, when she remembers all the things she has to do before ...

Living Pattern Postcard Packet

Self-described plant hoarder and artist Jenny Kiker creates stunning watercolor patterns celebrating the lush, verdant ...

America's Other Audubon

Nearly everyone is familar with John James Audubon and his seminal color-plate book, The Birds of America. But few peopl ...

Buddha Notecards

Mindfulness, yoga, meditation, simple living---many paths lead back to Buddha, the timeless spiritual icon whose enlight ...

Above the Pavement--the Farm!

Architecture & Agriculture at PF1

Forty years after French protestors took to the streets with the rallying cry Sous les pav's, la plage! (Beneath the pav ...

In the Vegetable Garden

My Nature Sticker Activity Book

What's more fun or magical than digging in the dirt, planting and watering seeds, discovering the first seedlings of the ...

The Sea Ranch

Fifty Years of Architecture, Landscape, and Placemaking on the Northern California Coast

A hundred miles north of San Francisco, the Sonoma County coast meets the Pacific Ocean in a magnificent display of natu ...

Wild Sea Notecards

This handsome boxed set of notecards features art based on the wild and edible seaweeds of Ireland. The set contains six ...

Joan Miro: I Work Like a Gardener

In 1958, artist Joan Miro and critic Yvon Taillandier sat down for an in-depth discussion on Miro's life and work. Their ...

Goat Man

How I Took a Holiday from Being Human

The dazzling success of The Toaster Project, including TV appearances and an international book tour, leaves Thomas Thwa ...

Art Place Japan

The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale and the Vision to Reconnect Art and Nature

Every three years, three hundred square miles of land in northwestern Japan are transformed into the most ambitious and ...

Animal Logic

A buffalo stands horns to head with a man who is calmly vacuuming the snow-covered plains beneath its feet. A herd of pl ...

Butterflies of the World

My Nature Sticker Activity Book

Butterflies, with their transformation from hungry caterpillar to beautiful flying flower, are among the most fascinat ...

Nelson Byrd Woltz

Garden, Park, Community, Farm

Award-winning landscape architecture firm Nelson Byrd Woltz is celebrated for projects that, in addition to their sheer ...

Letters to a Young Farmer

On Food, Farming, and Our Future

Letters to a Young Farmer is for everyone who appreciates good food grown with respect for the earth, people, animals, a ...

Earth Architecture

Dirt---as in clay, gravel, sand, silt, soil, loam, mud---is everywhere and it's free. The ground we walk on and grow cro ...

Birds of the World

My Nature Sticker Activity Book

With their colorful feathers, beautiful songs, power of flight, and dinosaur ancestry, birds are truly astonishing creat ...

Woodcut Notecards

If there is, indeed, nothing lovelier than a tree, artist Bryan Nash Gill shows us why. In this collection of notecards, ...

Observer's Notebook: Weather

Unpredictable, mysterious, awe-inspiring weather is one of the most important and closely observed forces of daily life. ...

Earth Architecture

Dirt--as in clay, gravel, sand, silt, soil, loam, mud--is everywhere and it's free. The ground we walk on and grow crops ...

Handcrafted Maine

Art, Life, Harvest & Home

Amid the sublime beauty of Maine---its primordial forests, remote lakes, rugged mountains, and craggy coastline blooms a ...

Hypernatural

Architecture's New Relationship with Nature

Despite the ever-growing sophistication of synthetic and digital tools, it's the natural world that captures the imagina ...

Walt Whitman Notecards

Walt Whitman, iconic American poet and stalwart in the worldwide literary canon, embodies what is best about America: ex ...

The Big Cloud

Our culture is addicted to weather: hourly forecasts, apps, radio, TV channels, alerts, warnings, and watches. And under ...

Local Code

3659 Proposals about Data, Design, and the Nature of Cities

With three billion more humans projected to be living in cities by 2050, all design is increasingly urban design. And wi ...

40 Knots and How to Tie Them

Lucy Davidson

Knowing which knot to use when and how to tie it can mean the difference between safety and danger or a dry or wet night ...

Oak

One Tree. Three Years, Fifty Paintings

It was an exercise to learn how to see, to understand just one thing in its greatest detail. Stephen Taylor came across ...

Thoreau Notebook

Writer, naturalist, and iconoclastic thinker, Henry David Thoreau is treasured by writers, walkers, readers, environment ...

Woodcut

If there is, indeed, nothing lovelier than a tree, Connecticut-based artist Bryan Nash Gill shows us why. Creating large ...

Norwegian Wood

The Thoughtful Architecture of Wenche Selmer

Whether set along the picturesque coast of Norway or in its remote mountains and forests, architect Wenche Selmer's wood ...

Drosscape

Wasting Land in Urban America

Do you really know what is under that new house you just bought? How about what lies beneath the neighborhood playground ...

At the Seashore

My Nature Sticker Activity Book

At the Seashore is the next best thing to roaming the beach. What child doesn't love collecting shells and pieces of dri ...

BEE

Of the ten million or so different species of insects on our planet, none is more fascinating than the honeybee. One of ...

In the Age of Dinosaurs

My Nature Sticker Activity Book

Did you know that the word "dinosaur" means "great lizard"? Have you ever heard of an animal that had to swallow thousan ...

Stickwork

Using minimal tools and a simple technique of bending, interweaving, and fastening together sticks, artist Patrick Dough ...

Thinking the Contemporary Landscape

On the heels of our groundbreaking books in landscape architecture, James Corner's Recovering Landscape and Charles Wald ...

Local Architecture

Building Place, Craft, and Community

In architecture, as in food, local is an idea whose time has come. Of course, the idea of an architecture that responds ...

Observer's Notebook: Trees

Whether you want to make a tree map of your yard, identify a tree by its leaves and bark, or create your own naturalist' ...

Grant Jones/Jones & Jones

ILARIS: The Puget Sound Plan Source Books in Landscape Architecture 4

Grant Jones, founding principal of the noted landscape architecture firm Jones & Jones, has practiced ecological design ...

The Humane Gardener

Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife

In this eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, journalist and gardener Nancy Lawson describes why and ...

Casa Alta

An Andalusian Paradise

When San Franciscans Victor Carrasco and Elizabeth McMillan bought their dream home in 1978, an abandoned courtyard hous ...

A Walk in the Forest

A Walk in the Forest is a stunning invitation to discover the woods as a place for both imaginative play and contemplati ...

Sustainable Design

A Critical Guide

Written for students and practitioners in the fields of architecture and interior design, our new Architecture Brief Sus ...

Emily Dickinson Notecards

An icon of American poetry, Emily Dickinson was also an avid gardener and botanist. Her knowledge of the natural world p ...

More Scenes from the Rural Life

Verlyn Klinkenborg's regular column, The Rural Life, is one of the most read and beloved in the New York Times. Since 19 ...

Sunprint Notecards

The Cyanotypes of Anna Atkins

Hailed as the first female photographer (and first to publish a book of photographs), Victorian botanist Anna Atkins mad ...

Subnature

Architecture's Other Environments

We are conditioned over time to regard environmental forces such as dust, mud, gas, smoke, debris, weeds, and insects as ...

Botanical Sketchbooks

Recording the world of plant and animal life and documenting the strange beauty of the natural world have been human pas ...

Melting Away

A Ten-Year Journey through Our Endangered Polar Regions

For ten years Camille Seaman has documented the rapidly changing landscapes of Earth's polar regions. As an expedition p ...

Sleep Tight, Charlie

It's been a busy day, and Charlie, like any tired rabbit, is ready for bed. He arranges his slippers and glass of water, ...

The Green House

New Directions in Sustainable Architecture

From the arid deserts of Tucson, Arizona to the icy forests of Poori, Finland to the tropical beaches of New South Wales ...

John Muir Notecards

Known in his lifetime as Mountain John, no one did as much to foster appreciation for the natural beauty of the American ...

Woodcut Notebooks

A follow-up to our successful Woodcut Notecards this colorful collection of four notebooks features the striking art of ...

Flower Box

100 Postcards by 10 artists

Sunflowers, roses, succulents, ferns, wildflowers---this rich bouquet of postcards features one hundred botanical postca ...

Garden Insects and Bugs

My Nature Sticker Activity Book

They are often so small that you hardly notice them, but all kinds of amazing creatures share our gardens: from ladybugs ...

Build It Yourself

Weekend Projects for the Garden

Are you into gardening, DIY, or organic living? Looking to branch into woodworking? Build It Yourself: Weekend Projects ...

Stamp Garden

Grow your own garden with this set of high-quality rubber stamps and two colored ink pads. The sturdy matchbox-style box ...

Stickwork

Using minimal tools and a simple technique of bending, interweaving, and fastening together sticks, artist Patrick Dough ...

Emily Dickinson Notebook

A blank journal inspired by the poet's writings and gardens

Beloved by literary types as well as everyday writers, gardeners and dreamers, Emily Dickinson is a seminal American poe ...

The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide

How to Split Wood, Shuck an Oyster, and Master Other Simple Pleasures

Modern living isn't easy. It often seems to require some know-how our parents didn't pass on, or a special tool. Happily ...

Up the Mountain Path

Mrs. Badger, an avid collector and naturalist, takes a weekly journey up to Sugarloaf Peak, greeting her friends on the ...

Bamboo Fences

Bamboo has always played an important role in Japanese daily life, and the versatile plant has been used for numerous pu ...

The Night Sky

Fifty Postcards

What is our place in the universe? For as long as humans have asked this question, we've looked to the night sky for ans ...

Drawing in the Sea

Do you know that water covers nearly 70 percent of the earth and that nearly 70 percent of the human body is made up of ...

The Landscape Urbanism Reader

With populations decentralizing and cities sprawling ever outward, twenty-first-century urban planners are challenged by ...

Large Parks

The discipline of landscape architecture encompasses many typologies, from domestic gardens and neighborhood playgrounds ...

Andrea Cochran

Landscapes

"Studies in repetition and order, orchestrations of movement in the landscape, and elements placed in geometric conversa ...

In the Wilds

Drawings by Nigel Peake

In the Wilds is a collection of artist Nigel Peake's hand-drawn observations of rural life. From the trees, fields, lake ...

Local Color

Seeing Place through Watercolor

Whenever we first encounter a new place, whether landscape or cityscape, one of the most immediate and powerful sensatio ...

In the Ocean

My Nature Sticker Activity Book

The world's oceans are home to many different species and plants, from tiny organisms like plankton to the world's large ...