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Due to their elevated nature, the High Line gardens must endure tough conditions, freezing more quickly and heating up more rapidly than other New York gardens.

Gardens of the High Line: Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes

9 Apr 2018, Claire Martin

A recent book on the design of Manhattan’s elevated railway park offers a insight into the project’s plantings and celebrates the sensuous and dynamic qualities of living systems.

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Charles Massy's farm is on the Monaro plateau to the east of Mount Kosciuszko.

Call of the Reed Warbler: A manifesto for regeneration

19 Jan 2018, Jock Gilbert

Agricultural scientist and farmer Charles Massy has published a book that calls for a deeper understanding of human effects upon the landscape and for practice that is by its nature regenerative.

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A fire pit designed by Michael Bates in the Snowy Mountains.

The New Australian Garden: Landscapes for living

14 Dec 2017, Howard Tanner

Howard Tanner reviews Michael Bates’ book The New Australian Garden: Landscapes for living.

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At Golden Rock Inn, Dioon edule, Encephalartos and Cycus spp. are planted above a broad expanse of Spartina bakeri.

The Cultivated Wild: Gardens and landscapes by Raymond Jungles

11 Aug 2017, Michael Wright

The Cultivated Wild, published by The Monacelli Press, showcases Jungles’ recent projects, revealing remarkable approaches to design thinking with plants.

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Hypersexual City: The Provocation of Soft-core Urbanism, Nicole Kalms, Routledge, 2017.

Hypersexual City: The provocation of soft-core urbanism

15 Feb 2017, Nicole Kalms

Nicole Kalms introduces her new book, Hypersexual City: The Provocation of Soft-Core Urbanism.

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The mounded landscape surrounding the Snøhetta-designed MAX IV Laboratory in Lund, Sweden provides a green public park rather than a fenced, introverted research centre.

Landscape Architecture and Digital Technologies: Re-conceptualising design and making

8 Feb 2017, Catherin Bull

Catherin Bull reviews Jillian Walliss and Heike Rahmann’s recent book, Landscape Architecture and Digital Technologies: Re-conceptualising Design and Making.

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Studio Olafur Eliasson’s The parliament of reality (2009) at the Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York was conceived as a place to welcome all things.

Unspoken Spaces: Studio Olafur Eliasson

19 Jan 2017, Charles Anderson

Charles Anderson reviews Unspoken Spaces: Studio Olafur Eliasson, a richly illustrated journey through the extraordinary range of works realized by artist Olafur Eliasson and his studio since the late 1990s.

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In 1957 hotelier Leon Ress placed tables and chairs on the pavement outside his Oriental
Hotel. Photographer Wolfgang Sievers captured the moment in his 1958 study of ‘The Paris End of Collins Street.’

City Dreamers: The urban imagination in Australia

21 Dec 2016, Graeme Davison

Urban historian Graeme Davison introduces his recent book City Dreamers: the urban imagination in Australia.

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Wendy Whitely has for more than 20 years worked on developing a public garden, her secret garden, at Lavender Bay in Sydney.

Wendy Whiteley and the secret garden

27 Oct 2016, Dianne Firth

Dianne Firth reviews Wendy Whiteley and the secret garden, a book about the guerrilla garden that Wendy Whitely created on New South Wales State Railways land.

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Plantings designed by Piet Oudolf at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve in winter.

Oudolf Hummelo: A Journey Through a Plantsman’s Life

21 Sep 2016, Claire Martin

A review of Oudolf Hummelo: A Journey Through a Plantsman’s Life.

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In Melbourne firm Ashton Raggatt McDougall’s (ARM) bold vision for Perth, the esplanade would be a highrise precinct where the river would be enfolded into an excavated circular inlet.

Take Me to the River: the story of Perth’s foreshore

4 Jul 2016, Catherin Bull

Catherin Bull reviews Julian Bolleter’s latest book, Take Me to the River: the Story of Perth’s Foreshore.

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John Newton (2016) The oldest foods on earth: a history of Australian native foods, with recipes, New South, paperback, 272 pp, RRP $29.99

The Oldest Foods on Earth

13 Jun 2016, Gay Bilson

A review of John Newton’s latest book, The oldest foods on earth: a history of Australian native foods, with recipes.

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A private garden in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, by Piet Oudolf.

Piet Oudolf: Landscapes In Landscapes

8 Apr 2016, Claire Martin

A showcase of 30 years of work by landscape’s pioneer of “new wave naturalism,” Piet Oudolf.

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Avant Gardeners

Avant Gardeners

8 Apr 2016, Cassie Hansen

Avant Gardeners looks at fifty exciting and innovative landscape architects and garden designers from around the world.

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