Robert Holden New Landscape Design

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Reflecting Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe's view that landscape architecture is the "Mother of the Arts", the author offers a survey of the discipline for designers, planners and architects. The five chapters of the book discuss the themes of image and function of urban spaces: ecological survival; sustainability; native peoples and their settlements; environmental education; and the role and nature of human settlement. Schemes range from a disused German gasworks to an indigenous people's settlement in Australia, and take the shape of urban parks, botanic gardens, government buildings and ecological projects. Featured designers include Christophe Girot, Gustafson Porter, George Hargreaves Associates, Dan Kiley, Land Use Consultants and West 8.

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'This is a book you must buy' Architectural Review Robert Holden has put together a highly visual and intelligently written book focusing mostly on landscape design since 1995. The book is a treat for the eyes. You will see sights never before seen... - Landscape Architect and Specifier News "The works so cleanly represented in this book are indicative of the great potential of landscape architecture in the twenty-first century. I would heartily recommend this volume to students and practitioners as well as to those who simply have an interest in landscape" - Landscape Architecture

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* Detailed technical information presented in accessible format with full color illustrations
* Careful examination of past designs provides unique resource for landscape architects to learn and improve their own work
* Clear focus on modern examples helps architects meet uniquely modern challenges such as urban sprawl and environmental concerns

Landscape architecture is an art form, not simply a means to an end. With photographs and illustrations of significant landscape works, this book discusses the historical significance of each case. Many of the best works of landscape architecture of the 20th and 21st century are included in this book. These are viewed as a reflection of six themes: the post-industrial, pattern making, minimalizim, allegory and meaning, and ecological diversity.

In addtion, the book provides the reader with insight into many of the other concerns facing landscape architectes, scuh as the image and the function of urban spaces, ecological survival, sustainability, native people and their settlements, environmental education and the role and nature of human settlement.

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