New Books Network

Gary Meisner, “The Golden Ratio: The Divine Beauty of Mathematics” (Race Point Press, 2018)
From the pyramids of Giza, to quasicrystals, to the proportions of the human face, the golden ratio has an infinite capacity to generate shapes with exquisite properties. This book invites you to take a new look at this timeless topic, with a compilation of research and information worthy of a... Read More
Dewey Thorbeck, “Agricultural Landscapes: Seeing Rural Through Design” (Routledge, 2019)
Dewey Thorbeck‘s new book Agricultural Landscapes: Seeing Rural Through Design (Routledge, 2019) follows on from the author’s previous books, Rural Design and Architecture and Agriculture, to encourage using design thinking to provide greater meaning and understanding of places where humans live and work with the rural landscape. Rural areas around... Read More
R. Cervero, E. Guerra, S. Al, “Beyond Mobility: Planning Cities for People and Places” (Island Press, 2017)
Beyond Mobility: Planning Cities for People and Places (Island Press, 2017) by Robert Cervero, Erick Guerra and Stefan Al is about prioritizing the needs and aspirations of people and the creation of great places. This is as important, if not more important, than expediting movement. A stronger focus on accessibility... Read More
Eddie Chau, “Random Imaginations: A Collection of Illustrated Musings” (ORO Editions, 2018)
Today I talked to Eddie Chau about his new book Random Imaginations: A Collection of Illustrated Musings (ORO Editions, 2018). The book is a reproduction of thousands of graphic images from a single sketchbook, drawn over the course of 27 years. As a way to challenge the approach of drawing... Read More
Thaisa Way, “The Landscape Architecture of Richard Haag: From Modern Space to Urban Ecological Design” (U Washington Press, 2019)
Today I talked to Thaïsa Way about her new book, The Landscape Architecture of Richard Haag: From Modern Space to Urban Ecological Design (University of Washington Press, 2019). Haag is best known for his rehabilitation of Gas Works Park in Seattle and for a series of remarkable gardens at the Bloedel... Read More
Marc Treib, “Doing Almost Nothing: The Landscapes of Georges Descombes” (ORO Edition, 2019)
Today I talked to Marc Treib about his new book Doing Almost Nothing: The Landscapes of Georges Descombes (ORO Editions, 2019). Until now, writings about the architect/landscape architect Georges Descombes have been relatively limited, appearing primarily in publications in Switzerland and abroad as conversations, interviews, and conference proceedings; most of... Read More
Kate Baker, “Captured Landscape: Architecture and the Enclosed Garden” (Routledge, 2018)
In her book Captured Landscape: Architecture and the Enclosed Garden (Routledge, 2018; 2nd edition), Kate Baker discusses the continuing relevance of the typology of the enclosed garden to contemporary architects by exploring influential historical examples and the concepts they generate, alongside some of the best of contemporary designs – brought to... Read More