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Desert Paradises: Surveying the Landscapes of Dubai’s Urban Model

Desert Paradises: Surveying the Landscapes of Dubai’s Urban Model

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Julian Bolleter
April 18, 2019

Desert Paradises: Surveying the Landscapes of Dubai’s Urban Model explores how designed landscapes can play a vital role in constructing a city’s global image and legitimizing its socio-political hierarchy. Using the case study of Dubai, Bolleter explores how Dubai’s rulers employ a paradisiacal...

Landscape Performance: Ian McHarg’s ecological planning in The Woodlands, Texas

Landscape Performance: Ian McHarg’s ecological planning in The Woodlands, Texas

1st Edition

Bo Yang
November 07, 2018

Ian McHarg’s ecological planning approach has been influential since the 20th century. However, few empirical studies have been conducted to evaluate the performance of his projects. Using the framework of landscape performance assessment, this book demonstrates the long-term benefits of a renowned...

Reimagining Industrial Sites: Changing Histories and Landscapes

Reimagining Industrial Sites: Changing Histories and Landscapes

1st Edition

Catherine Heatherington
December 11, 2017

The discourse around derelict, former industrial and military sites has grown in recent years. This interest is not only theoretical, and landscape professionals are taking new approaches to the design and development of these sites. This book examines the varied ways in which the histories and...

A History of Groves

A History of Groves

1st Edition

Jan Woudstra, Colin Roth
August 17, 2017

The grove, a grouping of trees, intentionally cultivated or found growing wild, has a long diverse history entwined with human settlement, rural practices and the culture and politics of cities. A grove can be a memorial, a place of learning, a site of poetic retreat and philosophy or political...

Landscape and Branding: The promotion and production of place

Landscape and Branding: The promotion and production of place

1st Edition

Nicole Porter
June 16, 2017

Landscape and branding explores the way landscape is conceptualised, conceived, represented and designed by professionals in a brand-driven age. Landscape - incorporating tangible physical space as well as intangible concepts, narratives, images, and experiences of place - is constructed by a...

Cultural Landscapes of South Asia: Studies in Heritage Conservation and Management

Cultural Landscapes of South Asia: Studies in Heritage Conservation and Management

1st Edition

Kapila D. Silva, Amita Sinha
October 25, 2016

Winner of the Environmental Design Research Association's 2018 Achievement Award The pluralism of South Asia belies any singular reading of its heritage. In spite of this diversity, its cultural traditions retain certain attributes that are at their core South Asian—in their capacity to...

Melancholy and the Landscape: Locating Sadness, Memory and Reflection in the Landscape

Melancholy and the Landscape: Locating Sadness, Memory and Reflection in the Landscape

1st Edition

Jacky Bowring
July 06, 2016

Written as an advocacy of melancholy’s value as part of landscape experience, this book situates the concept within landscape’s aesthetic traditions, and reveals how it is a critical part of ethics and empathy. With a history that extends back to ancient times, melancholy has hovered at the edges...

Contemporary Urban Landscapes of the Middle East

Contemporary Urban Landscapes of the Middle East

1st Edition

Mohammad Gharipour
March 23, 2016

The Middle East is well-known for its historic gardens that have developed over more than two millenniums. The role of urban landscape projects in Middle Eastern cities has grown in prominence, with a gradual shift in emphasis from gardens for the private sphere to an increasingly public function....

Immigrant Pastoral: Midwestern Landscapes and Mexican-American Neighborhoods

Immigrant Pastoral: Midwestern Landscapes and Mexican-American Neighborhoods

1st Edition

Susan Dieterlen
July 20, 2015

Immigrant Pastoral examines the growth of new Mexican heritage communities in the Midwest through the physical form of their cities and neighborhoods. The landscapes of these New Communities contrast with nearby small cities that are home to longstanding Mexican-American communities, where...

Regions and Designed Landscapes in Georgian England

Regions and Designed Landscapes in Georgian England

1st Edition

Sarah Spooner
July 02, 2015

Garden design evolved hugely during the Georgian period – as symbols of wealth and stature, the landed aristocracy had been using gardens for decades. Yet during the eighteenth century, society began to homogenise, and the urban elite also started demanding landscapes that would reflect their...

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