New Books Network

Nancy S. Steinhardt, “Chinese Architecture: A History” (Princeton UP, 2019)
If there’s one thing that conjures up the – rightly contested – idea of a ‘civilisation’, it is grand palatial or religious buildings, and many such structures are foremost in how China is imagined throughout the world. But as Nancy S. Steinhardt notes in Chinese Architecture: A History (Princeton University... Read More
Raymond Jungles, “The Cultivated Wild: Gardens and Landscapes by Raymond Jungles” (The Monacelli Press, 2015)
Raymond Jungles is the founder of the Miami based Landscape Architecture firm Raymond Jungles Inc. He graduate from the University of Florida with honors in 1981. And, was elected as a Fellow in 2006 in the American Society of Landscape Architects. Raymond’s work has earned 2 national awards and 40... Read More
Alexander Garvin, “The Heart of the City: Creating Vibrant Downtowns for a New Century” (Island Press, 2019)
Downtowns are more than economic engines: they are repositories of knowledge and culture and generators of new ideas, technology, and ventures. They are the heart of the city that drives its future. If we are to have healthy downtowns, we need to understand what downtown is all about; how and... Read More
Jason Dewees, “Designing with Palms” (Timber Press, 2018)
Jason Dewees is the staff horticulturist at Flora Grubb Gardens and East West Trees in San Francisco. Responsible for the Tree Canopy Succession Plan for the San Francisco Botanical Garden, he serves on the Horticultural Advisory Committee for the San Francisco Botanical Garden, and on The San Francisco Conservatory of... Read More
Bradley Cantrell and Adam Mekies, “Codify: Parametric and Computational Design in Landscape Architecture” (Routledge, 2018)
Landscape architecture has a long history of innovation in the areas of computation and media, particularly in how the discipline represents, analyses, and constructs complex systems. Bradley Cantrell and Adam Mekies‘ new book, Codify: Parametric and Computational Design in Landscape Architecture (Routledge, 2018), spans academic and professional projects to form... Read More
Chip Sullivan, “Cartooning the Landscape” (U Virginia Press, 2016)
This is a magical journey about the mystery of the design process. Chip Sullivan‘s Cartooning the Landscape (University of Virginia Press, 2016) is about using your drawing skills to exercise and stretch your imagination. He takes you step by step through a process of creativity to enhance your own design... Read More
Caitlín Eilís Barrett, “Domesticating Empire: Egyptian Landscapes in Pompeian Gardens” (Oxford UP, 2019)
Domesticating Empire: Egyptian Landscapes in Pompeian Gardens (Oxford University Press, 2019) is the first contextually-oriented monograph on Egyptian imagery in Roman households. Caitlín Eilís Barrett, Associate Professor of Classics at Cornell University, draws on case studies from Flavian Pompeii to investigate the close association between representations of Egypt and a... Read More