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.
On the eve of the launch of Urban Choreography: Central Melbourne 1985–, a new book documenting the transformation of central Melbourne since the 1980s, Landscape Australia speaks to co-editor Ronald Jones about some of the key ideas that lie behind the book and how to design a good city.
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.
Howard Tanner reviews Michael Bates’ book The New Australian Garden: Landscapes for living.
Michael Bates, arguably the most enterprising landscape contractor in the Sydney region, reflects on his education as a gardener in this excerpt from his recent book, The New Australian Garden.
The Cultivated Wild, published by The Monacelli Press, showcases Jungles’ recent projects, revealing remarkable approaches to design thinking with plants.
In her new book How to Grow a Playspace, Katherine Masiulanis asks “Is it counterproductive to design children’s spaces, given that over-prescribed landscapes may stifle creative potential?”
Nicole Kalms introduces her new book, Hypersexual City: The Provocation of Soft-Core Urbanism.
Catherin Bull reviews Jillian Walliss and Heike Rahmann’s recent book, Landscape Architecture and Digital Technologies: Re-conceptualising Design and Making.
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.
Urban historian Graeme Davison introduces his recent book City Dreamers: the urban imagination in Australia.
A new book titled Planning for Coexistence? aims to connect urban planners and Indigenous communities and help the two work together effectively.
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.
A review of Oudolf Hummelo: A Journey Through a Plantsman’s Life.
Catherin Bull reviews Julian Bolleter’s latest book, Take Me to the River: the Story of Perth’s Foreshore.
A review of John Newton’s latest book, The oldest foods on earth: a history of Australian native foods, with recipes.
Professor Lisa Diedrich speaks with Ricky Ricardo in Melbourne.
A showcase of 30 years of work by landscape’s pioneer of “new wave naturalism,” Piet Oudolf.
The first ten years of Irish landscape practice, Dermot Foley Landscape Architects .
Beyond the Pavement: Urban Design Policy, Procedures & Design Principles