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Access to Nature: Planning Outdoor Space for Aging - Part 2: Improving Outdoor Access for Older Adults: Planning and Design... Access to Nature: Planning Outdoor Space for Aging - Part 2: Improving Outdoor Access for Older Adults: Planning and Design (DVD Audio)
Susan Rodiek
R963 R880 Discovery Miles 8 800 Save R83 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Whether you are a planning a new community or remodeling an existing one, the second DVD in the Access to Nature series illustrates a variety of ways the building layout can encourage residents to go outdoors. Case studies, sketches, and models show how to make strong indoor-outdoor connections, remove perceived barriers, and create successful transition zones, such as an entry garden. Learn about cost-effective solutions to issues of accessibility, visibility, and interfacing with the outdoors as well as suggested adaptations for individuals with dementia. Running time: 31 minutes

Access to Nature: Planning Outdoor Space for Aging - Part 3: Safe and Usable Outdoor Spaces for Older Adults: Planning and... Access to Nature: Planning Outdoor Space for Aging - Part 3: Safe and Usable Outdoor Spaces for Older Adults: Planning and Design (DVD Audio)
Susan Rodiek
R963 R880 Discovery Miles 8 800 Save R83 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

By using the right elements, outdoor spaces that were previously underutilized can become more inviting, functional, and well-used. Case studies, 3D animated examples, diagrams, and sketches in this informative DVD show how to transform existing areas by emphasizing features that appeal to residents and support their need for autonomy and independence. Simple ideas for choosing the right seating, improving walkways, and creating shade are among the options discussed. Additional design possibilities address outdoor elements that enhance walking and sitting, optimize greenery and views, promote comfort and safety, and encourage engagement in outdoor activities. Running time: 34 minutes

Therapeutic Gardens: Design for Healing Spaces (Hardcover): Daniel Winterbottom Therapeutic Gardens: Design for Healing Spaces (Hardcover)
Daniel Winterbottom; Edited by Amy Wagenfeld
R812 R656 Discovery Miles 6 560 Save R156 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the first book to address how to design therapeutic gardens. Landscape architect Daniel Winterbottom and occupational therapist Amy Wagenfeld combine years of experience to provide a practical resource for professionals. Perfect for design professionals who want real world practical design advice. There is an increasing demand for garden designers and landscape architects to collaborate on therapeutic spaces. A comprehensive reference which covers a variety of types of therapeutic gardens for different purposes.

LA+ Design (Paperback): Upenn Design LA+ Design (Paperback)
Upenn Design
R419 R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Save R57 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the stone blade and the fire stick to the latest algorithms of genetic code, we shape our world through the act of design. With its roots in the Renaissance notion disegno, design is the ability not only to make something, but also to conceive of its invention and reflect on its meaning. Whether we valorise it as the democratisation of design or critique it as the perversion of the commodity fetish, designed things are now ubiquitous. Not only things but entire systems must now be designed and objects reconceived and redesigned as mere moments in unfathomably complex ecological flows. The planet itself, and even space beyond, is now presented as a design problem. What does landscape architecture bring to the broader culture of design? What lessons can be learned from other disciplines at the cutting edge of design? What role does design play in a time of transformative technological change? In LA+ Design we move beyond the designed outcome to explore the myths, methods, meanings, and futures of design. Engineer and physicist Adrian Bejan outlines his constructal theory, which predicts natural design and its evolution in engineering, scientific, and social systems. Design researchers Craig Bremner + Paul Rodgers take us through an A Z of design ecology. Architects Lizzie Yarina + Claudia Bode open our eyes to new ways of seeing things through subject-object relations. Jenni Zell explores life as a woman landscape architect through a Kafkaesque lens. Daniel Pittman interviews MoMA's curator of architecture and design, Paola Antonelli. Architect David Salomon explores methods of using data as both fact and fiction. Christopher Marcinkoski interviews Anthony Dunne + Fiona Raby (Dunne + Raby) to discuss how their practice continuously redefines the role of design in society. Thomas Oles challenges stereotypes of landscape architecture s professional identity. Richard Weller discusses the terrarium as the ultimate design experiment. Dane Carlson goes deep into the culture of Nepal s hinterlands to explore new modes and geographies for landscape architecture beyond the first world. Through LA's signage, anthropologist Keith Murphy shows how different groups of people interact with and give meaning to the landscapes they inhabit. Interviewed by Colin Curley, architect Andres Jaque (Office for Political Innovation) discusses the role of technology and agency of architecture in society today. Game designer Colleen Macklin shows how public space can be redefined and subverted through the agency of play. Javier Arpa interviews urban design guru Winy Maas (MVRDV, The Why Factory) to discuss his views on the future of design and design education. Experimental psychologist Thomas Jacobsen describes current neurological research into the subjectivity of beauty. Landscape architect James Corner talks about the evolution of the profession of landscape architecture in a wide-ranging interview.

The Course of Landscape Architecture - A History of our Designs on the Natural World, from Prehistory to the Present... The Course of Landscape Architecture - A History of our Designs on the Natural World, from Prehistory to the Present (Hardcover)
Christophe Girot
R1,278 R1,004 Discovery Miles 10 040 Save R274 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In many ways the history of civilization is a history of humans relationship with nature. Starting from the dual inclination to clear land for cultivation and to enclose space for protection the forest clearing and the walled garden there emerges a vital and multifaceted narrative that describes our cultural relationship to, and dependence on, the landscape. Christophe Girot sets out to chronicle this history, drawing on all aspects of mankind s creativity and ingenuity. In twelve chapters, he brings together the key stories that have shaped our man-made landscapes. Each chapter consists of a thematic essay that ties together the central developments, as well as a case study illustrated with specially commissioned photographs and meticulously detailed 3D re creations showing the featured site in its original context.

The result of over two decades of teaching experience and academic research at one of the world s leading universities, The Course of Landscape Architecture will reach international students and professionals. But its wealth of visual material, the wide range of its cultural references and the beauty of the landscapes it features will attract the interest of all who desire to enrich their understanding of how our landscapes have been formed, and how we relate to them. "

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 10 - 15 working days
Landscape Gardener Ogawa Jihei and His Times - A Profile of Modern Japan (Hardcover): Suzuki Hiroyuki Landscape Gardener Ogawa Jihei and His Times - A Profile of Modern Japan (Hardcover)
Suzuki Hiroyuki
R706 R607 Discovery Miles 6 070 Save R99 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Garden At Monceau (Hardcover): Carmontelle Garden At Monceau (Hardcover)
Carmontelle; Edited by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Joseph Disponzio; Translated by Andrew Ayers; Introduction by Laurence Chatel de Brancion; Contributions by …
R1,537 R1,430 Discovery Miles 14 300 Save R107 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Carmontelle's landmark publication, Garden at Monceau, beautifully reproduced to show the Parisian garden's artistic and cultural importance before the French Revolution. Originally published in 1779, Garden at Monceau is a richly illustrated presentation of the garden Louis Carrogis, known as Carmontelle, designed on the eve of the French Revolution for Louis-Philippe-Joseph d'Orleans, duc de Chartres. With its array of architectural follies intended to surprise and amaze the visitor, the garden was a setting for ancien regime social life. Carmontelle's portrayal of his work in Garden at Monceau therefore serves as an expression of a key moment in the history of European landscape design, garden architecture, and social history. This facsimile edition, with its English-language text and reproductions of the original engravings, is accompanied by essays that interpret the landscape design and examine Carmontelle's larger career as a painter and theater producer.

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
R5,722 Discovery Miles 57 220 Ships in 10 - 15 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.

Garden History of Georgia, 1733-1933 (Hardcover): Hattie C. Rainwater Garden History of Georgia, 1733-1933 (Hardcover)
Hattie C. Rainwater; Florence Mayre
R1,373 R1,090 Discovery Miles 10 900 Save R283 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

With the growth of the garden club movement in the South during the early years of the twentieth century, interest also developed in identifying and recording the region's important gardens and landscapes. In 1933 Atlanta's Peachtree Garden Club produced Garden History of Georgia, 1733-1933 in recognition of the state's bicentennial. Part 1 of the book, "Georgia's Early Gardens," by Florence Marye, gives "a comprehensive record of gardening in Georgia from Oglethorpe's day, 1733, to the most modern garden of 1933." Part 2, one of seven publications produced in the South from 1923 to 1939 that surveyed statewide garden histories, documents "Modern Gardens" both formal and rustic throughout all the physiographic regions of the state. Part 3, "Garden Club Projects, Institutional Gardens, School Gardens and Campuses," shows such impressive gardens as Atlanta's West View Cemetery and the campuses of Oglethorpe University, Berry College, and the University of Georgia. Thoughtfully illustrated with period and historic photographs and garden plans, the survey is complemented by a genealogy of Georgia gardens and a summary of historic plants and planting styles. Garden History of Georgia is a loving document of the gardening history of the state that covers well-known public gardens such as Barnsley Gardens in Bartow County and the Andrew Low House in Savannah, while offering a look at some of Georgia's most impressive private gardens. Distinguished by their variety, the Georgia gardens documented here span just over two hundred years. These homes and gardens still resonate with the modern viewer because they represent the people who created them, their relationship with the natural environment, and a tradition of cultural expression that continues today.

Ecologies of Prosperity For the Living (Paperback): Margarita Jover, Alexander Wall Ecologies of Prosperity For the Living (Paperback)
Margarita Jover, Alexander Wall
R777 R636 Discovery Miles 6 360 Save R141 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ecologies of Prosperity for the Living City is a collection of writings, interviews, and projects exploring themes introduced during the 2016 Woltz Symposium: Novel Synergies, the Instrumental Commons, and Dispersed Concentrations. With new material from speakers Philippe Rahm, Nina-Marie Lister, Marina Alberti, Paola Vigano, Niek Hazendonk, Albert Cuchi, and Jedediah Purdy, the dialogue is framed by a series of seminal texts from the 20th century and reimagines existing urban challenges through exemplary design projects of today. Structured as a reader for students and design practitioners, it promotes urban design as a catalyst for cultural, social, and environmental transformation within cities, towns, communities, institutions, and individuals faced with today's most pressing urban challenges.

The Language of Landscape (Paperback, New Ed): Anne Whiston Spirn The Language of Landscape (Paperback, New Ed)
Anne Whiston Spirn
R878 Discovery Miles 8 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This eloquent and powerful book combines poetry and pragmatism to teach the language of landscape. Anne Whiston Spirn, author of the award-winning The Granite Garden: Urban Nature and Human Design, argues that the language of landscape exists with its own syntax, grammar, and metaphors, and that we imperil ourselves by failing to learn to read and speak this language. To understand the meanings of landscape, our habitat, is to see the world differently and to enable ourselves to avoid profound aesthetic and environmental mistakes. Offering examples that range across thousands of years and five continents, Spirn examines urban, rural, and natural landscapes. She discusses the thought of renowned landscape authors-Thomas Jefferson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Frederick Law Olmsted, Lawrence Halprin-and of less well known pioneers, including Australian architect Glenn Murcutt and Danish landscape artist C. Th. Sorensen. She discusses instances of great landscape designers using landscape fluently, masterfully, and sometimes cynically. And, in a probing analysis of the many meanings of landscape, Spirn shows how one person's ideal landscape may be another's nightmare, how Utopian landscapes can be dark. There is danger when we lose the connection between a place and our understanding of it, Spirn warns, and she calls for change in the way we shape our environment, based on the notions of nature as a set of ideas and landscape as the expression of action and ideas in place.

Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards (Paperback, Student Edition): Leonard J. Hopper Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards (Paperback, Student Edition)
Leonard J. Hopper
R2,208 Discovery Miles 22 080 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The new student edition of the definitive reference on landscape architecture
Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards, Student Edition is a condensed treatment of the authoritative Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards, Professional Edition. Designed to give students the critical information they require, this is an essential reference for anyone studying landscape architecture and design.
Formatted to meet the serious student's needs, the content in this Student Edition reflects topics covered in accredited landscape architectural programs, making it an excellent choice for a required text in landscape architecture, landscape design, horticulture, architecture, and planning and urban design programs. Students will gain an understanding of all the critical material they need for the core classes required by all curriculums, including:
Construction documentation
Site planning
Professional practice
Site grading and earthwork
Construction principles
Water supply and management
Pavement and structures in the landscape
Parks and recreational spaces
Soils, asphalt, concrete, masonry, metals, wood, and recreational surfaces
Evaluating the environmental and human health impacts of materials

Like Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards, this Student Edition provides essential specification and detailing information on the fundamentals of landscape architecture, including sustainable design principles, planting (including green roofs), stormwater management, and wetlands constuction and evaluation. In addition, expert advice guides readers through important considerations such as material life cycle analysis, environmental impacts, site security, hazard control, environmental restoration and remediation, and accessibility.
Visit the Companion web site: wiley.com/go/landscapearchitecturalgraphicstandards

Gardens at the Frontier - New Methodological Perspectives on Garden History and Designed Landscapes (Hardcover): James Beattie Gardens at the Frontier - New Methodological Perspectives on Garden History and Designed Landscapes (Hardcover)
James Beattie
R3,056 Discovery Miles 30 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Gardens at the Frontier addresses broad issues of interest to architectural historians, environmental historians, garden writers, geographers, and other scholars. It uses different disciplinary perspectives to explore garden history's thematic, geographical, and methodological frontiers through a focus on gardens as sites of cultural contact. The contributors address the extent to which gardens inhibit or further cultural contact; the cultural translation of garden concepts, practices and plants from one place to another; the role of non-written sources in cultural transfer; and which disciplines study gardens and designed landscapes, and how and why their approaches vary. Chapters cover a range of designed landscapes and locations, periods and approaches: medieval Japanese roji (tea gardens); a seventeenth-century garden of southern China; post-war Australian 'natural gardens'; iconic twentieth-century American modernist gardens; 'international' willow-pattern design; geology and designed landscapes; gnomes; and landscape authorship of a public garden. Each chapter examines transfers of cultural ideas and their physical denouement. This book was originally published as a special issue of Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes.

The Camaro in the Pasture - Speculations on the Cultural Landscape of America (Hardcover): Robert B. Riley The Camaro in the Pasture - Speculations on the Cultural Landscape of America (Hardcover)
Robert B. Riley
R1,087 R802 Discovery Miles 8 020 Save R285 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Robert Riley has been a renowned figure in landscape studies for over fifty years, valued for his perceptive, learned, and highly entertaining articles, reviews, and essays. Much of Riley's work originally ran in Landscape, the pioneering magazine at which Riley succeeded the great geographer J. B. Jackson as editor. The Camaro in the Pasture is the first book to collect this compelling author's writing. With diverse topics ranging from science-fiction fantasies to problems of academic design research, the essays in this volume cover an entire half-century of Riley's observations on the American landscape. The essays-several of which are new or previously unpublished-interpret changing rationales for urban beautification, the evolution and transformation of the strip, the development of a global landscape of golf and resorts replacing an older tourist search for exoticism, and the vernacular landscape as wallpaper not quilt. Ultimately, Riley envisions our future landscape as a rapidly fluctuating electronic net draped over the more slowly changing and familiar land- and building-based system. Throughout, Riley emphasizes the vernacular landscape of contemporary America-how we have shaped and use it, what it is becoming, and, above all, how we experience it.

My Courtyard (Hardcover): Viraj Chatterjee My Courtyard (Hardcover)
Viraj Chatterjee
R897 Discovery Miles 8 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

My Courtyard is an enticing and inspiring book providing a glimpse of the rich and myriad world of courtyard gardens from across the globe. Filled with beautiful images this book is a visual treat for not only professionals but anyone who is interested in design. Featured projects include Chelsea Garden in London, Jackson Street Garden in Brisbane, Australia and City Garden in Chicago, USA and many more.

Modern European Landscape Design (Hardcover): Udo Dagenbach Modern European Landscape Design (Hardcover)
Udo Dagenbach
R966 Discovery Miles 9 660 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

European architects have established a global reputation for their landscape design. Based on an eclecticism of various exotic styles and considerations for local geological conditions, European landscape architects have successfully established their own characteristics. The book selects the latest inspiring projects located in Europe created by local landscape architects, illustrating the growing trends of landscape design in this region. Projects included range from public and urban parks, commercial and institutional space to private gardens and residential landscape.

Modern Garden Design (Hardcover): Simone Schleifer Modern Garden Design (Hardcover)
Simone Schleifer
R390 R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Save R37 (9%) Out of stock

This book not only presents all kinds of green spaces in private and public areas, it also gives tips for the design and planning of a garden or a planted space outdoors.

Toward An Urban Ecology - SCAPE / Landscape Architecture (Hardcover): Kate Orff Toward An Urban Ecology - SCAPE / Landscape Architecture (Hardcover)
Kate Orff
R1,055 R746 Discovery Miles 7 460 Save R309 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Everyday America - Cultural Landscape Studies after J. B. Jackson (Paperback): Chris Wilson, Paul Groth Everyday America - Cultural Landscape Studies after J. B. Jackson (Paperback)
Chris Wilson, Paul Groth
R754 R624 Discovery Miles 6 240 Save R130 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As old as a roadway that was once a Native trail, as new as the suburban subdivisions spreading across the American countryside, the cultural landscape is endlessly changing. The study of cultural landscapes--a far more recent development--has also undergone great changes, ever broadening, deepening, and refining our understanding of the intricate webs of social and ecological spaces that help to define human groups and their activities. "Everyday America "surveys the widening conceptions and applications of cultural landscape writing in the United States and, in doing so, offers a clear and compelling view of the state of cultural landscape studies today.
These essays--by distinguished journalists, historians, cultural geographers, architects, landscape architects, and planners--constitute a critical evaluation of the field's theoretical assumptions, and of the work of John Brinckerhoff Jackson, the pivotal figure in the emergence of cultural landscape studies. At the same time, they present exemplary studies of twentieth-century landscapes, from the turn-of-the-century American downtown to the corporate campus and the mini-mall. Assessing the field's accomplishments and shortcomings, offering insights into teaching the subject, and charting new directions for its future development, "Everyday America" is an eloquent statement of the meaning, value, and potential of the close study of human environments as they embody, reflect, and reveal American culture.

Accented Futures - Language activism and the ending of apartheid (Paperback): Carli Coetzee Accented Futures - Language activism and the ending of apartheid (Paperback)
Carli Coetzee
R352 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R61 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In this wonderfully original and intensely personal--yet deeply analytical--work, Dr. Carli Coetzee argues in favor of difference and disagreement as legitimate forms of activism to bring about social change both inside and outside the teaching environment. She begins by defining "accentedness" as the process of actively working towards the ending of apartheid by being aware of the legacies of the past, without attempting to gloss over the conflicts and violence that may exist under the surface. Having established this, she examines the concept of "accent" in a broad educational context, analyzing it, not only as an accent of speech, but also an attitude, a stance against being understood--yet a way of teaching that requires teacher and pupil to understand each other's contexts. The book draws on seminal recent South African literature to illustrate a new way of reading and to theorize this teacher-student relationship. The ideas presented about the relationships created by the use of language to convey knowledge, particularly in translation, are evocative, thought-provoking, and even challenging at times. "Accented Futures" marks a significant and important contribution to research on identity in post-apartheid South Africa, as well as to the fields of education and translation studies.

Foreign Trends in American Gardens - A History of Exchange, Adaptation, and Reception (Paperback): Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto Foreign Trends in American Gardens - A History of Exchange, Adaptation, and Reception (Paperback)
Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto
R833 R623 Discovery Miles 6 230 Save R210 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Foreign Trends in American Gardens addresses the influence of foreign, designed landscapes on the development of their American counterparts. Including essays from an array of significant scholars in landscape studies, this collection examines topics ranging from the importation of Western and Eastern styles of design and theoretical literature to the adaptation of specific plant types. As the variety of topics and influences discussed demonstrates, the essence of American gardens defies simple definition. Examining the translation, imitation, adaptation, and naturalization of stylistic trends and horticultural specimens into American gardens, the book also dwells on the juxtaposition of the foreign and the native. The volume's contributors consider the experiences both of immigrants, who contributed through their writing, planting, and design efforts to enhance the character of regional gardens, and of Americans, who traveled abroad and brought back with them a passion for naturalizing exotics for scientific as well as aesthetic reasons. The complexity of American gardens-their combination of the historic and the modern, and of foreign cultures and local values-is also their most distinctive characteristic.

Landscapes of Modern Architecture - Wright, Mies, Neutra, Aalto, Barrag?n (Hardcover): Marc Treib Landscapes of Modern Architecture - Wright, Mies, Neutra, Aalto, Barrag?n (Hardcover)
Marc Treib
R1,181 Discovery Miles 11 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An authoritative study of the interrelationship between modern architecture, landscape, and site strategy as viewed through the work of five prominent architects Modern architects are often condemned for a seeming disregard of site considerations such as climate, topography, and existing vegetation. Noted landscape and architectural historian Marc Treib counters this prevailing view in an authoritative and unprecedented survey of 20th-century buildings and their landscapes. Exploring a range of architectural, philosophical, and theoretical approaches, Treib investigates the site strategies of five prominent modern-period architects: Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), Richard Neutra (1892-1970), Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), and Luis Barragan (1902-1988). The character of the sites on which these architects worked dramatically affected their architecture and gardens, a fact illustrated by Wright's "organic" regard of the desert; Mies's evolving divorce of building from terrain; Neutra's transformation of the "realities" of the site; Aalto's use of the forest metaphor and interior landscapes; and Barragan's architectonic conversion of the land. Fully illustrated with rarely published archival drawings and plans, accompanied by the author's own exceptional photographs, this book presents the spectrum of architectural responses to the constraints of site, climate, client, program, building material, region, and nation. Taken as a group, the work of these five architects sheds important light on the consideration and influence of the site and landscape on the practice of architecture during the 20th century.

National Park Roads - A Legacy in the American Landscape (Hardcover): Timothy Davis National Park Roads - A Legacy in the American Landscape (Hardcover)
Timothy Davis
R1,308 R1,078 Discovery Miles 10 780 Save R230 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From Acadia and Great Smoky Mountains to Zion and Mount Rainier, millions of visitors tour America's national parks. While park roads determine what most visitors see and how they see it, however, few pause to consider when, why, or how the roads they travel on were built. In this extensively researched and richly illustrated book, national parks historian Timothy Davis highlights the unique qualities of park roads, details the factors influencing their design and development, and examines their role in shaping the national park experience-from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive to Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road, Yellowstone's Grand Loop, Yosemite's Tioga Road, and scores of other scenic drives. Decisions about park road development epitomize the central challenge of park management: balancing preservation and access in America's most treasured landscapes. Park roads have been celebrated as technical and aesthetic masterpieces, hailed as democratizing influences, and vilified for invading pristine wilderness with the sights, sounds, and smells of civilization. Davis's recounting of efforts to balance the interests of motorists, wilderness advocates, highway engineers, and other stakeholders offers a fresh perspective on national park history while providing insights into evolving ideas about the role of nature, recreation, and technology in American society. Tales of strong personalities, imposing challenges, resounding controversies, and remarkable achievements enliven this rich and compelling narrative. Key players include many of the most important figures of conservation history-John Muir, Frederick Law Olmsted, wilderness advocates Aldo Leopold, Bob Marshall, and Ansel Adams, and NPS directors Stephen Mather and Horace Albright among them. An engrossing history, National Park Roads will be of interest to national park enthusiasts, academics, design professionals, resource managers, and readers concerned with the past, present, and future of this quintessentially American legacy. As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial, this book offers a fascinating and illuminating account of the agency's impact on American lives and landscapes.

Landscapes and Gardens (Paperback): George Hargreaves Landscapes and Gardens (Paperback)
George Hargreaves
R417 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R51 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Using ten landscape architectural projects on three continents, Landscapes and Gardens presents the case for green landscapes and public gardens in the city. The authors discuss, through short essays, their approach to public open space, green landscapes, and human-scaled gardens. Highlighting strategies for the design of public landscapes and gardens, the use of appropriate materials and plant species, and how site and climate influence the final design, Landscapes and Gardens is a lush collection of beautiful images of gardens, big and small, providing inspiration for those who love parks, gardens, and gardening. Long focused on the importance of public space, and specifically green public space, the authors recognize landscape as the primary wish by the public. As programmed elements come and go, the landscape is there for the long term, and can adjust to the changing uses of our public space. Within the landscape, the garden offers meaning as it ties back to the cultural, the natural, and the agricultural. Like the landscapes they inhabit, public gardens must be robust. The design must be bold and simple, retaining the qualities of the garden that we enjoy so much colors, plant structures, textures, and seasonal changes that delight. The landscapes and gardens included the book provide examples of strategies by which the balance of robustness and richness can be achieved in gardens set within public parks in the city. The themes employed by Hargreaves Associates promote the garden as a critical element of the public park and cultural landscape, creating public gardens that provide a direct personal connection to nature, quiet respite, and rich inspiration."

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