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Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in Product Reviews

Walls: Elements of Garden and Landscape Architecture | Book Review

Walls: Elements of Garden and Landscape Architecture | Book Review

A book review of the Walls: Elements of Garden and Landscape Architecture by Günter Mader and Elke Zimmerman. Everyone knows Pink Floyd’s hit song “Another Brick in the Wall”, and perhaps every person finds something true in the lyrics. Who wants to be just another brick in the wall? Don’t we all try to seek the different, the undiscovered, the unheard of and the untold? We chase singularity, individuality, and differentiation...

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Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 in Product Reviews

Design for Healing Spaces. Therapeutic Gardens | Book Review

Design for Healing Spaces. Therapeutic Gardens | Book Review

Design for Healing Spaces. Therapeutic Gardens, by Daniel Winterbottom and Amy Wagenfeld.  Modern societies grow further and further away from nature. People tend to interact less and less with each other, instead spending their time locked in safe apartments and houses in front of their computer screens. At the same time, our old problems — sickness, disability, trauma, and loneliness — persist, while others, such as obesity, seem to...

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Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Product Reviews

Designed for the Future | Book Review

Designed for the Future | Book Review

A book review of “Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World” by Jared Green. In Designed for the Future, Jared Green tackles the topic of contemporary design ideas that are creating a more sustainable world. The format of the book is a direct result of his approach to research for the publication. In asking eighty designers, landscape architects, planners, and engineers what they believed was...

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Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Product Reviews

Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs | Book Review

Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs | Book Review

A book review of Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs, by Jonathan Barnett and Larry Beasley. In their new book, “Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs”, co-authors Jonathan Barnett and Larry Beasley use real-world examples to show how ecodesign can be combined with generally accepted business practices and standard development regulations to create successful city planning designs. They prove that our built environment can be designed to adapt to a changing climate...

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Posted by on May 17, 2015 in Product Reviews

Rain Gardens | Book Review

Rain Gardens | Book Review

A book review of Rain Gardens: Managing Water Sustainability in the Garden and Designed Landscape by Nigel Dunnett and Andy Clayden. Why are we always so magnetically attracted to water? Is it because water is the source of life or is it because it takes a huge part in our own existence, and even in our own flesh and blood? Perhaps one of the major reasons for our fascination...

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Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Product Reviews

Representing Landscapes: Digital | Book Review

Representing Landscapes: Digital | Book Review

A book review of Representing Landscapes: Digital by Nadia Amoroso. Landscape architecture has benefitted a lot from advancements in technology, with digital media techniques allowing specialists from the field to show both their talent and imagination. ‘Representing Landscapes: Digital’ is the kind of book that you instantly fall in love with, presenting the digital media techniques used in the field of landscape architecture, from the point of view from different experts in...

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