Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Architecture - October 2021

Books in landscape architecture depict the knowledge of designing landmarks, public areas to get aesthetic outcomes. In addition, it helps landscape architects to learn about the systemic investigation of the ecology, soil condition, and other factors of landscapes. It also covers site planning, stormwater management, parks and recreation planning, and landmarks and green belts restoration. Furthermore, visual resource management, resident landscape planning and design, and green infrastructure planning are also discussed in this genre. Besides, It might also include photographs of famous landscape architecture work. Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Landscape Architecture.

1. The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques, Third Edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Architecture - October 2021

“This practical guide is lush with clear, step-by-step advice.” — Real Simple Whether you are a new gardener or a green thumb, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden  is here to help you successfully plan, plant, and tend your garden. This hardworking guide includes thorough details on the essential practices of perennial care—included deadheading, pinching, and thinning—along with growing information for specific species and cultivars, on-trend garden design advice, a monthly planting and maintenance schedule, and details on native plants and gardening for wildlife.  The Well-Tended Perennial Garden  will be your ally in the quest for a beautiful, well-maintained garden.

  • Author: Tracy DiSabato-Aust
  • Publisher: Timber Press; Third Edition, Revised (February 22, 2017)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Gardening & Landscape Design
  • ISBN: 978-1604697070
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.1 x 10.4 inches


2. Patina Homes

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Architecture - October 2021

Patina style imbues Giannetti client homes in a variety of architectural styles. For anyone who has loved the Giannetti books about Patina Farm, this book continues the aesthetic in a variety of styles. Steve Giannetti?s architectural designs springboard from his image of ultimate beauty?a place where modern, classical and industrial elements merge to create a unique style with a modern sense of space and emotion drawn from history. His materials palette consists of wood, metal, and stone. His color palette is a chalky patina. Twelve varied homes?ranging from a modern desert glass box and a beachfront contemporary to a historic East Coast farmhouse and a Provencal-style home in California?show how Steve has used these themes to solve unique architectural challenges. Steve has collaborated with his wife, Brooke, as well as other designers on the various interiors.

  • Author: Steve Giannetti
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith (April 20, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture
  • ISBN: 978-1423656845
  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 1.2 x 11.2 inches


3. The Architecture of Trees

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Architecture - October 2021

"Any landscape architect worth their soil should pick up The Architecture of Trees , an all-encompassing atlas of all things tree-related."— The Architect's Newspaper A 2019 Oprah's Favorite Things Pick A gorgeous, large format volume that shows each hand-drawn illustration in stunning detail. The Architecture of Trees is the result of over twenty years of dedicated study by landscape architects Cesare Leonardi and Franca Stagi. This new edition preserves the original magnificent illustrations and text, translated into English for the first time. Features more than 550 exquisite quill-pen drawings of trees. Each of the 212 tree species are drawn to a scale of 1:100, with and without foliage. Complete with tables of seasonal color variation and projections of shadows cast during the hours of daylight and season by season, no other tree book contains such detailed and scientific drawings. A legendary and unsurpassed botanical masterwork. Considered a standard in many landscape architecture firms, the drawings, essays, and detailed charts are essential for large scale landscaping projects and a helpful tool for backyard renovations. Landscape designers will think in new ways about the effect of seasons and the time of day on trees, and anyone interested in nature and trees will be captivated by the stunning illustrations. "This book could be considered the Bible for tree lovers."— Western Art & Architecture An incredible book for anyone interested in trees: • An oversized, captivating coffee table book for lovers of art and nature illustrations • A helpful tree identification book with accurate drawings of trees and detailed looks at branches, leaves, and fruit • A reference for students of landscape architecture, botany, dendrology, architecture, and illustration

  • Author: Cesare Leonardi
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; Illustrated edition (March 26, 2019)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1616898069
  • Dimensions: 10.35 x 1.55 x 15.35 inches


4. Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Architecture - October 2021

“As practical as it is poetic. . . . an optimistic call to action.” — Chicago Tribune Over time, with industrialization and urban sprawl, we have driven nature out of our neighborhoods and cities. But we can invite it back by designing landscapes that look and function more like they do in the wild: robust, diverse, and visually harmonious. Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West is an inspiring call to action dedicated to the idea of a new nature—a hybrid of both the wild and the cultivated—that can flourish in our cities and suburbs. This is both a post-wild manifesto and practical guide that describes how to incorporate and layer plants into plant communities to create an environment that is reflective of natural systems and thrives within our built world.

  • Author: Thomas Rainer
  • Publisher: Timber Press (October 7, 2015)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1604695533
  • Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.9 x 10.1 inches


5. Landscape Graphics: Plan, Section, and Perspective Drawing of Landscape Spaces

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Architecture - October 2021

Announcing the new revised edition of the classic industry reference! Landscape Graphic s is the architect’s ultimate guide to all the basic graphics techniques used in landscape design and landscape architecture. Progressing from the basics into more sophisticated techniques, this guide offers clear instruction on graphic language and the design process, the basics of drafting, lettering, freehand drawing and conceptual diagramming, perspective drawing, section elevations, and more. It also features carefully sequenced exercises, a complete file of graphic symbols for sections and perspectives, and a handy appendix of conversions and equivalents.

  • Author: Grant Reid
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill; First edition (September 1, 2002)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Humanities
  • ISBN: 978-0823073337
  • Dimensions: 10.88 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches


6. Planting the Natural Garden

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Architecture - October 2021

“If the world of gardening has rock stars, Piet Oudolf qualifies as Mick Jagger, David Bowie, and Prince rolled into one.” — Gardenista The original publication of Planting the Natural Garden ushered in a revolution in landscape design: the New Perennial Movement. Spearheaded by internationally renowned designer Piet Oudolf, and incisively articulated by the late plantsman and designer Henk Gerritsen, it transformed private and public spaces with its emotionally resonant, naturalistic use of hardy perennials and grasses. Now this classic has been expanded and updated to include scores of new plants and combinations. Packed with practical information and visual inspiration, Planting the Natural Garden zeroes in on the New Perennial Movement’s power to move us, making its distinctive plant palette available to all. For enthusiasts of these vibrant landscapes, it is an essential text; for gardeners who love the dreamy moods and colors that Oudolf and Gerritsen celebrate, it’s the key to a magic kingdom of garden beauty.

  • Author: Piet Oudolf
  • Publisher: Timber Press; Illustrated edition (November 12, 2019)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture
  • ISBN: 978-1604699739
  • Dimensions: 6.8 x 1.2 x 8.4 inches


7. Beachside: Windsor Architecture and Design

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Architecture - October 2021

Tropical living at its most chic The planned community of Windsor, on a barrier island in Vero Beach, Florida, offers elegant-yet-casual seaside living at its best. This sublimely landscaped village, planned by the renowned New Urbanists Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater‑Zyberk, boasts houses by A‑list architects and top interior designers, among them John Stefanidis, Steven Gambrel, and Alessandra Branca. The exteriors, Anglo‑Caribbean in style, feature steeply pitched roofs, open eaves, cantilevered balconies, and palm‑shaded courtyards and pools. The interiors, all executed with exquisite craftsmanship and appointed with fine finishes, range in style from traditional to sleekly contemporary. Beachside presents a wide array of the houses, organized by room. Filled with photographs of bougainvillea‑framed entrances, airy open‑plan living-dining rooms, cozy studies, and bedrooms that open onto balconies with sweeping ocean views, Beachside will inspire anyone yearning for a stylish coastal life.

  • Author: Hadley Keller
  • Publisher: Vendome Press (October 12, 2021)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-0865654037
  • Dimensions: 9.25 x 12 inches


8. Be a Successful Residential Land Developer

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Architecture - October 2021

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Learn how YOU can become a player in the hot market for new housing You don't need a fortune or years of real estate experience to become a successful residential land developer. This shrewd, up-to-the-minute guide shows you how to find and acquire prime properties that are true diamonds in the rough. You'll learn the factors that determine whether you've got a good deal: engineering surveys, grading, water availability and drainage, utilities, traffic, and more. And once you've chosen your land, you'll discover what you need to do at every stage to make your project succeed.With the step-by-step advice of real estate expert and contractor R. Dodge Woodson's failure-proof primer, anyone can learn to exploit the opportunities in land development.Reflecting today's advantageous financial land development climate, Be a Successful Residential Land Developer shows you how to: * Tie up and control land with very little cash and plenty of escape clauses  * Tap into conventional and creative financing sources * Apply powerful Internet tools to leverage information * Get favorable bids from subcontractors * Deal with zoning, environmental, and code enforcement issues * Reduce neighborhood resistance and handle boards of appeal * Put together a professional team and direct the project * Develop a marketing and sales plan for your new home(s) * Much, much more INSIDE RESIDENTIAL LAND DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS Why Should I Get into Land Development? * Can I Really Do It? * The Development Team and Selecting the Viable Project * Finding Hidden Treasure * Tying Up Land without a Full Commitment * Having Your Experts Do Preliminary Checks * Going over the Ground from Top to Bottom * Planning on Paper * Storm Water Drainage * Deciphering the Dirt * Water Requirements * Land Lost and Cost for Roads * Flood Zones * Location, Location, Location * Plans and Specifications * Getting Development Bids * Sales Projections * Financing * Zoning * Closing Your Land Deal * Insurance and Subcontractor Needs * Rolling Out the Big Rigs and Site Supervision * Keeping Your Project on Time and on Budget * A Marketing Plan and Sales Team * New Projects

  • Author: R. Woodson
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 2nd edition (August 25, 2004)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-0071441711
  • Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.92 x 9 inches


9. Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Architecture - October 2021

Mapping has been one of the most fertile areas of exploration for architecture and landscape in the past few decades. While documenting this shift in representation from the material and physical description toward the depiction of the unseen and often immaterial, Cartographic Grounds takes a critical view toward the current use of data mapping and visualization and calls for a return to traditional cartographic techniques to reimagine the manifestation and manipulation of the ground itself. Each of the ten chapters focuses on a single cartographic technique—sounding/spot elevation, isobath/contour, hachure/hatch, shaded relief, land classification, figure-ground, stratigraphic column, cross-section, line symbol, conventional sign—and illustrates it through beautiful maps and plans from notable designers and cartographers throughout history, from Leonardo da Vinci to James Corner Field Operations. Mohsen Mostafavi, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, introduces the book.

  • Author: Jill Desimini
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; Illustrated edition (June 14, 2016)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture
  • ISBN: 978-1616893293
  • Dimensions: 8.88 x 1 x 10.88 inches


10. The Midcentury Modern Landscape

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Landscape Architecture - October 2021

The Midcentury Modern Landscape explores the origins of midcentury modern garden design for the home, revealing how designers at the time blurred the divisions between indoors and outdoors, creating gardens that were for living, a style that went on to inspire contemporary gardens around the world. The Midcentury Modern Landscape is a fresh guide for those seeking bold approaches to redefine their outdoor space, or wishing to learn more about the history of mid century modern aesthetics. Ethne Clarke is an award-winning journalist, former garden editor of Traditional Home, and contributing editor for House & Garden . Well-known as the author of a number of best-selling books on practical gardening, design and landscape history, she holds a Master of Philosophy from the faculty of Fine Art, De Montfort University, England. Her research has involved a close study of architectural history between the Arts and Crafts period and early Modernism, and this has been a guiding influence on the renovation of her house and garden in Colorado―a small midcentury modern ranch built in 1958.

  • Author: Ethne Clarke
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith (October 3, 2017)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture
  • ISBN: 978-1423645801
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 1 x 10.3 inches