There are countless Landscape Architecture courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
- Landscape Architecture Documentation Standards: Principles, Guidelines, and Best Practices (2015)
- Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards (2007)
- Foundations of Landscape Architecture: Integrating Form and Space Using the Language of Site Design (2011)
- Landscape Architecture: An Introduction (2014)
- Drawing for Landscape Architecture: Sketch to Screen to Site (2019)
- Landscape Graphics: Plan, Section, and Perspective Drawing of Landscape Spaces (2002)
- Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture: Contemporary Techniques and Tools for Digital Representation in Site Design (2014)
- Form and Fabric in Landscape Architecture: A Visual Introduction (2001)
- The Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture (2015)
- Machine Landscapes: Architectures of the Post Anthropocene (Architectural Design) (2019)
- Theory in Landscape Architecture: A Reader (Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture) (2002)
- Research in Landscape Architecture: Methods and Methodology (2016)
- The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (2000)
- Landscape Architectural Research: Inquiry, Strategy, Design (2011)
- Landscape Ecology Principles in Landscape Architecture and Land-Use Planning (1996)
Landscape Architecture Documentation Standards: Principles, Guidelines, and Best Practices (2015)
A project will only be built as well as it is documented. This publication focuses on the key documentation needs of the landscape architectural design and construction documentation process.
The new student edition of the definitive reference on landscape architecture Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards, Student Edition is a condensed treatment of the authoritative Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards, Professional Edition. Designed to give students the critical information they require, this is an essential reference for anyone studying landscape architecture and design.
Foundations of Landscape Architecture: Integrating Form and Space Using the Language of Site Design (2011)
A visually engaging introduction to landscape architectural design Landscape architectural design seeks to create environments that accommodate users’ varying lifestyles and needs, incorporate cultural heritage, promote sustainability, and integrate functional requirements for optimal enjoyment.
Aimed at prospective and new students, this book gives a comprehensive introduction to the nature and practise of landscape architecture, the professional skills required and the latest developments.After discussing the history of the profession, the book explains the design process through principles such as hierarchy, human scale, unity, harmony, asymmetry, color, form, and texture.
This new paperback combines traditional drawing techniques with those from CAD renderings to guide practitioners from their first impression of a site through concept, construction, and site drawings. Across design disciplines, drawing by hand has largely become a lost art. With digital tools at their disposal, the majority of designers create while sitting at their computer screens. Attitudes are changing, however.
Announcing the new revised edition of the classic industry reference! Landscape Graphic is the architect’s ultimate guide to all the basic graphics techniques used in landscape design and landscape architecture.
Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture: Contemporary Techniques and Tools for Digital Representation in Site Design (2014)
Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture: Contemporary Techniques and Tools for Digital Representation in Site Design, Second Edition bridges the gap between traditional analog and new digital tools by applying timeless concepts of representation to enhance design work in digital media.
Form and Fabric in Landscape Architecture provides an original, visual approach to the study of landscape architecture by creating a spatial morphology based on use and experience of landscapes. It explores aesthetic, spatial and experiential concepts by providing a structure through which landscapes can be understood and conceived in design. ‘Fabric’ is the integrated structure of whole landscapes, while ‘form’ refers to the components that make up this fabric.
From climate change to sustainable communities, landscape architecture is at the forefront of today’s most crucial issues and this book provides an introduction to the key elements of this broad field. The Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture explains the process of designing for sites, calling upon historical precedent and evolving philosophies to discuss how a project moves from concept to realization.
The most significant architectural spaces in the world are now entirely empty of people. The data centres, telecommunications networks, distribution warehouses, unmanned ports and industrialised agriculture that define the very nature of who we are today are at the same time places we can never visit.
Here, for students and practitioners of landscape architecture, architecture, and planning, is a single resource for seminal theoretical texts in the field.
Defining a research question, describing why it needs to be answered and explaining how methods are selected and applied are challenging tasks for anyone embarking on academic research within the field of landscape architecture.
This is a major revision and expansion of what has long been recognized as a basic reference in its field. Besides updating the existing text, the authors have broadened the book by including many new entries on landscape architecture as well as by significantly increasing their treatment of American architects and architecture. This is a highly readable work, worldwide in scope, covering architecture from ancient times to the present.
As the scope of landscape architecture expands to engage with other disciplines, and streams of information directing this field continue to grow and diversify, it becomes increasingly important for landscape architects to be able to implement a range of effective research strategies when seeking, creating, and validating knowledge.
Landscape ecology has emerged in the past decade as an important and useful tool for land-use planners and landscape architects. While professionals and scholars have begun to incorporate aspects of this new field into their work, there remains a need for a summary of key principles and how they might be applied in design and planning.This volume fills that need.
Best Landscape Architecture Books: The Ultimate Collection
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Air-Conditioning in Modern American Architecture, 1890–1970
Author(s): Joseph M. Siry
ID: 3216912, Publisher: Penn State University Press, Year: 2021, Size: 9 Mb, Format: pdf
Mirei Shigemori - Rebel in the Garden: Modern Japanese Landscape Architecture
Author(s): Christian Tschumi
ID: 2798875, Publisher: Birkhäuser, Year: 2020, Size: 40 Mb, Format: pdf
Active Landscape Photography: Theoretical Groundwork for Landscape Architecture
Author(s): Anne C Godfrey
ID: 2858034, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2020, Size: 44 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really best-sellers according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.