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While historical and protected landscapes have been well studied for years, the cultural significance of ordinary landscapes is now increasingly recognised. This groundbreaking book discusses how contemporary cultural landscapes can be, and are, created and recognised. The book challenges common concepts of cultural landscapes as protected or ‘special’ landscapes that include significant buildings or features. Using case studies... more...

This is an introductory treatment of the subject for students and professionals well illustrated with colour photographs. The book covers all aspects of landscape construction, giving a good understanding of building materials and assembly. The book is illustrated with numerous specially commissioned, detailed construction drawings and case studies. At the end of the book there is a glossary and an appendix of technical information.

Since precolonial times, agriculture has been deeply woven into the fabric of Pennsylvania’s history and culture. Pennsylvania Farming presents the first history of Pennsylvania agriculture in than more sixty years and offers a completely new perspective. Sally McMurry goes beyond a strictly economic approach and considers the diverse forces that helped shape the farming landscape, from physical factors to cultural repertoires to... more...

Stone walls, concrete walls, chain-link walls, border walls: we live in a world of walls. Walls mark sacred space and embody earthly power. They maintain peace and cause war. They enforce separation and create unity. They express identity and build community. Yard to nation, city to self, walls define and dissect our lives. And, for Thomas Oles, it is time to broaden our ideas of what they can―and must―do.   In Walls, Oles... more...

This lavish book from Veranda—the magazine that knows the art of luxurious living—offers a wealth of ideas for creating exceptional outdoor rooms and spaces.    You’re invited to enjoy abundant gardens, elegant porches, stunning courtyards, and magnificent pools—all of which grace homes designed by the world’s best, most influential designers. Covering elements of outdoor style like lush landscapes, verdant... more...


Routes and roads make their way into and across the landscape, defining it as landscape and making it accessible for many kinds of uses and perceptions. Bringing together outstanding scholars from cultural history, geography, philosophy, and a host of other disciplines, this collection examines the complex entanglement between routes and landscapes. It traces the changing conceptions of the landscape from the Enlightenment to the present day, looking... more...

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In this revised edition of Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement, landscape scholar Judith B. Tankard surveys the inspirations, characteristics, and development of garden design during the movement. Tankard presents a selection of houses and gardens of the era from Great Britain and adds new examples from North America. With almost 300 illustrations and photographs, and an emphasis on the diversity of designers who helped forge... more...

How are greenways designed? What situations lead to their genesis, and what examples best illustrate their potential for enhancing communities and the environment? Designing greenways is a key to protecting landscapes, allowing wildlife to move freely, and finding appropriate ways to bring people into nature. This book brings together examples from ecology, conservation biology, aquatic ecology, and recreation design to illustrate how greenways... more...

This is the ironic story of how Italian Renaissance and Baroque gardens encouraged the preservation of the American wilderness and ultimately fostered the creation of the world’s first national park system. Told via Mitchell’s sometimes disastrous and humorous travels—from the gardens of southern Italy up through Tuscany and the lake island gardens—the book is filled with history, folklore, myths, and legends of Western Europe, including a... more...