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Prospect Park

Olmsted & Vaux's Brooklyn Masterpiece

Right in the heart of one of the nation's most densely populated urban areas sits an idyllic realm of graceful meadows, ...

The Landscape Imagination

The Collected Essays of James Corner 1990--2010

Over the past two decades, James Corner has reinvented the field of landscape architecture. His highly influential writi ...

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 ...

Coen+Partners

Contextual Minimalism

Whether emulating the geological formations and dense birch forests of his home state of Minnesota or abstracting agric ...

Pamphlet Architecture 35

Going Live. From States to Systems

If landscape is the secret agent and contested territory of the 20th century, then it also forms a lens and language on ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mary Colter

Architect of the Southwest

Mary Colter may well be the best-known unknown architect in the world: her buildings at the Grand Canyon National Park-w ...

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 ...

Andrea Cochran

Landscapes

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

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 ...

Ladders

Second Revised Edition

"Having set the standard for work on the postwar American City, its reissue twelve years after its first publication is ...

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 ...

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 ...

Rick Joy

Desert Works

Rick Joy builds with remarkable sensitivity, precision, and grace. The allure of his architecture is often quietly and s ...

Tree Gardens

Architecture and the Forest

From their early use as protective shelter to the felling of thousands of trees to harvest wood and create farmland, to ...

Large Parks

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

Mellon Square

Discovering a Modern Masterpiece

The second volume in our Modern Landscapes series examines the evolution of Pittsburgh's first modern garden plaza. Comp ...

Mary Colter

Architect of the Southwest

Mary Colter may well be the best-known unknown architect in the world: her buildings at the Grand Canyon National Park-w ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cartographic Grounds

Projecting the Landscape Imaginary

Mapping has been one of the most fertile areas of exploration for architecture and landscape in the past few decades. Wh ...

The Sea Ranch

A hundred miles north of San Francisco on California Coast Highway 1, the Sonoma County coast meets the Pacific Ocean in ...

The City That Never Was

Reconsidering the Speculative Nature of Contemporary Urbanization

One of the most troubling consequences of the--2008 global financial collapse was the midstream abandonment of several l ...

Yankee Modern

The Houses of Estes/Twombly

Architects James Estes and Peter Twombly have described their nearly two decades of work as "quiet modernism." Their Rho ...

Thinking the Contemporary Landscape

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

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 ...

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 ...

ZoomScape

Architecture in Motion and Media

Although a few among us are intrepid architectural tourists, visiting buildings and landscapes our cameras at the ready ...

Bird's Eye Views

Historic Lithographs of North American Cities

As new towns and cities spread across the American frontier in the nineteenth century, itinerant artists soon followed, ...

Beach Houses

Andrew Geller

The Bra. The Box Kite. The Cat. The Milk Carton. The Reclining Picasso. These are the playful names given to the eccentr ...

The Landscape Urbanism Reader

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

Sustainable Design

A Critical Guide

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

Labyrinths & Mazes

A Journey Through Art, Architecture, and Landscape

The labyrinth is one of the world's oldest symbols, and its meaning is often shrouded in myth and mystery or ties to rel ...