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landscape architects choose their essential books for their profession
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About this Booklist

This list appeared in the November 2011 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine. The American Society for Landscape Architect's LinkedIn discussion group contributed titles of books that had most influenced them as landscape architects.

 

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From Art to Landscape - W. Gary Smith
Call Number: SB 472.45 .S65 2010
ISBN: 9780881929737
Publication Date: 2010-09-14
Garden designers face some daunting questions: How do I begin the creative process? Where can I find design inspiration? How will I know if my design is successful? If you approach these questions like an artist, with an artist’s tools and ways of looking at the world, you will be able to design gardens that combine the unique character of a place with your innermost creative spirit. You’ll make inspiring gardens that have real meaning, for yourself as well as others.In this luminous volume, landscape architect and artist W. Gary Smith explores the various means that artists use — including drawing, painting, sculpture, meditation, poetry, and dance — to create personal connections with the landscape that enrich and inform garden design. Part 1 focuses on simple techniques that anyone can use to nurture creativity, unleash the imagination, and get ideas down on paper. Part 2 shows how these techniques have shaped actual design projects — with spectacular results.

 

Essential Books for Landscape Architects

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A Pattern Language - Christopher Alexander
Call Number: NA2500 .A375
ISBN: 0195019199
Publication Date: 1977-08-25

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A Sand County Almanac - Aldo Leopold; Charles W. Schwartz (Illustrator); Robert Finch (Introduction by)
Call Number: QH81 .L56 1987
ISBN: 019505928X
Publication Date: 1989-06-15

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A Sense of Place, a Sense of Time - John B. Jackson
Call Number: SB470.53 .J13s 1994
ISBN: 0300063970
Publication Date: 1996-02-21

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A World of Gardens - John Dixon Hunt
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 9781861898807
Publication Date: 2012-04-01
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Bold Romantic Gardens - James Van Sweden; Wolfgang Oehme
Call Number: SB473 .O128
ISBN: 1888931108
Publication Date: 2003-07-01

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City by Landscape - Thies Schroeder (Editor)
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 9783034607971
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
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Design on the Land - Norman T. Newton
Call Number: SB472 .N565
ISBN: 0674198700
Publication Date: 1971-01-01

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Design with Nature - Ian L. McHarg
Call Number: SB473 .M149
ISBN: 047111460X
Publication Date: 1995-02-20

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Garden History - Tom Turner
Call Number: SB451 .T953
ISBN: 0415317487
Publication Date: 2004-11-24

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Gardens Are for People - Thomas D. Church; Grace Hall; Michael Laurie
Call Number: Oversize / SB473 .C562g
ISBN: 0520201205
Publication Date: 1995-06-12

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Gardens in the Modern Landscape - Christopher Tunnard; John Dixon Hunt (Foreword by)
Call Number: New SB472 .T8 2014
ISBN: 9780812222913
Publication Date: 2014-06-13

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Gardens Make Me Laugh - James C. Rose
Call Number: SB455 .R796
ISBN: 0801838614
Publication Date: 1990-03-01

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Great Streets - Allan B. Jacobs
Call Number: NA9053 .S7 J23 1995
ISBN: 0262600234
Publication Date: 1995-08-04

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Landscape and Memory - Simon Schama
Call Number: SB472 .S299
ISBN: 0679735127
Publication Date: 1996-11-05

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Landscape Architecture - John Ormsbee Simonds; Barry W. Starke
Call Number: SB472 .S597 1983
ISBN: 0071461205
Publication Date: 2006-06-26

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Landscape Infrastructure - Charles Waldheim
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 9783034605939
Publication Date: 2011-03-01
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Large Parks - James Corner (Foreword by); Julia Czerniak (Editor); George Hargreaves (Editor)
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 9781568986241
Publication Date: 2007-07-26
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Last Child in the Woods - Richard Louv
Call Number: SB457 .L894
ISBN: 1565123913
Publication Date: 2005-04-15

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Siftings - Jens Jensen
Call Number: SB455 .J54
ISBN: 080184021X
Publication Date: 1971-07-01

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The Afterlife of Gardens - John Dixon Hunt
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 9781861892188
Publication Date: 2013-12-15
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The Death and Life of Great American Cities - Jane Jacobs (Foreword by); Jane Jacobs (Foreword by)
Call Number: HT167 .J17 1993
ISBN: 0679600477
Publication Date: 1993-02-09

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The Granite Garden - Anne W. Spirn
Call Number: NA9108 .S759
ISBN: 0465027067
Publication Date: 1985-09-10

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The Image of the City - Kevin Lynch
Call Number: NA9108 .L987i
ISBN: 0262620014
Publication Date: 1960-06-15

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The Landscape Imagination - James Corner (Editor); Alison Bick Hirsch (Editor)
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 9781616891459
Publication Date: 2014-05-20
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The Landscape of Man - Susan Jellicoe; Geoffrey Alan Jellicoe
Call Number: SB473 .J48L
ISBN: 0500278199
Publication Date: 1995-04-17

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The Landscape Urbanism Reader - Charles Waldheim (Editor)
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 9781568984391
Publication Date: 2006-06-08
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The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces - William H. Whyte
Call Number: HT153.W49
ISBN: 0891640576
Publication Date: 1980-01-01

 

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