New Books Network

Ünver Rüstem, “Ottoman Baroque: The Architectural Refashioning of Eighteenth-Century Istanbul” (Princeton UP, 2019)
In Istanbul, there is a mosque on every hill. Cruising along the Bosphorus, either for pleasure, or like the majority of Istanbul’s denizens, for transit, you cannot help but notice that the city’s landscape would be dramatically altered without the mosques of the city. In Ottoman Baroque: The Architectural Refashioning... Read More
Phoebe Lickwar and Roxi Thoren, “Farmscape: The Design of Productive Landscapes” (Routledge, 2020)
Phoebe Lickwar and Roxi Thoren‘s book Farmscape: The Design of Productive Landscapes (Routledge, 2020) situates agriculture as a design practice, using a wide range of international case studies and analytical essays to propose lessons for contemporary landscape architects who are interested in integrating agriculture into their designs. Agricultural processes, technologies,... Read More
Patrick Mooney, “Planting Design: Connecting People and Place” (Routledge, 2020)
Landscape designers have long understood the use of plants to provide beauty, aesthetic pleasure and visual stimulation while supporting a broad range of functional goals. However, the potential for plants in the landscape to elicit human involvement and provide mental stimulation and restoration is much less well understood. Patrick Mooney‘s... Read More
Theodora Varbouli and Olga Touloumi, “Computer Architectures: Constructing the Common Ground” (Routledge, 2019)
Weaving together intellectual, social, cultural, and material histories, Theodora Vardouli and Olga Touloumi‘s book Computer Architectures: Constructing the Common Ground (Routledge, 2019) paints the landscape that brought computing into the imagination, production, and management of the built environment, whilst foregrounding the impact of architecture in shaping technological development. The book... Read More
Kristian Ly Serena, “Age-Inclusive Public Space” (Hatje Cantz, 2019)
Public spaces tend to over-represent facilities and spatial design for the young and the middle-aged, whereas elderly citizens are all too often neglected by contemporary urban design practice. Dominique Hauderowicz and Kristian Ly Serena‘s edited volume Age-Inclusive Public Space (Hatje Cantz, 2020) establishes a dialogue between architects and academic contributors... Read More
Jonathan Barnett, “Designing the Megaregion: Meeting Urban Challenges at a New Scale” (Island Press, 2020)
The US population is estimated to grow by more than 110 million people by 2050, and much of this growth will take place where cities and their suburbs are expanding to meet the suburbs of neighboring cities, creating continuous urban megaregions. There are now at least a dozen megaregions in... Read More
Diane Jones Allen, “Lost in the Transit Desert: Race, Transit Access, and Suburban Form” (Routledge, 2017)
Increased redevelopment, the dismantling of public housing, and increasing housing costs are forcing a shift in migration of lower income and transit dependent populations to the suburbs. These suburbs are often missing basic transportation, and strategies to address this are lacking. This absence of public transit creates barriers to viable... Read More
Cole Roskam, “Improvised City: Architecture and Governance in Shanghai, 1843-1937” (U Washington Press, 2019)
Shanghai’s role in shaping modern China and indeed the very idea of what modernity is in China can hardly be overstated. Much of this long-lasting influence can be seen in how the city itself came into being as a complex product of Chinese and colonial forces, and as Cole Roskam... Read More
Thaïsa Way, “GGN: Landscapes 1999 to 2018” (Timber Press, 2018)
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) is a landscape architecture firm based in Seattle, Washington. GGN was founded in 1999 by Jennifer Guthrie, Shannon Nichol, and Kathryn Gustafson, and it is world-renowned for designing high-use landscapes in complex, urban contexts. Thaïsa Way’s GGN: Landscapes 1999 to 2018 (Timber Press, 2018) is the... Read More