Landscape Architecture

Here are some suggestions of books that all address, in different ways, the central concerns of the curriculum, with particular emphasis upon the quartet of topics in our "Inquiries in process"—design, nature, culture, history.

  • Bateson, Gregory, Steps to an Ecology of Mind (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1972/2000).
  • Beckman, John (ed.), The Virtual Dimension: Architecture, Representation, and Crash Culture (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1998).
  • Berrizbeita, Anita, and Linda Pollak, Inside/Outside: Between Architecture and Landscape (Rockport, 1999).
  • Beardsley, John, Earthworks and Beyond (New York: Abbeville Press, 1998).
  • Bye, Arthur Edward, Art into Landscape: Landscape into Art (Mesa, AZ: PDA Publishers, 1983).
  • Calvino, Italo, Invisible Cities (New York: Harcourt Brace, 1997).
  • Corner, James, and Alex MacLean, Taking Measures Across the American Landscape (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996).
  • Corner, James (ed.), Recovering Landscape: Essays in Contemporary Landscape Architecture (New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 1999).
  • Cosgrove, Denis and Stephen Daniels (eds.) The Iconography of Landscape (Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1984).
  • Cosgrove, Denis, Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984/1998).
  • Cosgrove, Denis (ed.), Mappings (London: Reaktion, 1999).
  • Czerniak, Julia (ed.), CASE: Downsview Park (London: Prestel, 2002).
  • Dorst, J.D., The Written Suburb (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989).
  • Duncan, James and David Ley, Place/Culture/Representation (London & NY: Routledge, 1993).
  • Evernden, Neil, The Social Creation of Nature (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Press, 1992).
  • Forman, Richard, Land Mosiacs (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1996).
  • Francis, Mark and Hester, Randolph (eds.), The Meaning of Gardens (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1990).
  • Garreau, Joel, Edge Cities (New York: Doubleday, 1991).
  • Glacken, Clarence, Traces on the Rhodian Shore (Berkeley, CA: University of California, Press, 1967).
  • Gustafson, Kathryn, Sculpting the Land (Washington DC: Spacemaker Press, 1999).
  • Hays, Michael (ed.), Architecture Theory Since 1968 (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999).
  • Hunt, John Dixon, Gardens and the Picturesque: Studies in the History of Landscape Architecture (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1992).
  • Hunt, John Dixon, Greater Perfections: The Practice of Garden Theory (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000).
  • Jackson, J.B., The Necessity of Ruins (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1980).
  • Jackson, J.B., Landscape in Sight: Looking at America (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1999).
  • Jellicoe, Geoffrey & Susan, The Landscape of Man: Shaping the Environment from Prehistory to the Present Day (New York, NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1975).
  • Kiley, Dan and Jane Amidon, Dan Kiley: The Complete Works of America's Master Landscape Architect (London: Thames and Hudson, 1998).
  • Koolhaas, Rem and Bruce Mau, S, M, L, XL (New York: Monacelli Press, 1996).
  • Lassus, Bernard, The Landscape Approach (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998).
  • Leatherbarrow, David, Uncommon Ground (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000).
  • Lynch, Kevin and Gary Hack, Site Planning (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1986).
  • Maas, Winy and Jacob Van Rijs, and Richard Koek, FARMAX: Excursions on Density (Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 1998).
  • Maas, Winy, et-al. (MVRDV), Metacity / Datatown (Rotterdam: 010 Pub., 1999).
  • McHarg, Ian, Design with Nature (New York, NY: Natural History Press, 1969).
  • Meinig, D.W., (ed.) The Interpretation of Ordinary Landscapes (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1979).
  • Merchant, Carolyn, The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology and the Scientific Revolution (San Francisco, CA: Harper & Row, 1980).
  • Miller, Naomi, and Kathryn Gleason, The Archaeology of Garden and Field (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994).
  • Moore, Charles W., William J. Mitchell and William Turnbull, The Poetics of Gardens (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1991).
  • Mosser, Monique & Georges Teyssot, The Architecture of Western Gardens (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1991).
  • Mostafavi, Mohsen and David Leatherbarrow, On Weathering (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1994).
  • Muschamp, Herbert, The Once and Future Park (New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 1993).
  • Olin, Laurie, Across the Open Field (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000).
  • Olin, Laurie, Transforming the Commonplace (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1996).
  • Pogue-Harrison, Robert, Forests: The Shadow of Civilization (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992).
  • Rose, Dan, Patterns of American Culture (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989).
  • Rowe, Peter, Making the Middle Landscape (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1989).
  • Schama, Simon, Landscape and Memory (New York: Knopf, 1995).
  • Schwartz, Martha, Transfiguration of the Commonplace (Washington DC: Spacemaker Press, 1997).
  • Smithson, Robert, The Writing of Robert Smithson, ed. Nancy Holt (New York, NY: New York University Press, 1979).
  • Spirn, Anne Whiston, The Granite Garden (New York, NY: Basic Book, Inc., 1984).
  • Steenbergen, Clemens, Architecture and Landscape: The Great Experiment of the European Gardens and Landscapes (New York: Prestel, 1996).
  • Teyssot, Georges, et-al, The American Lawn (New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 1999).
  • Thompson, George, and Frederick Steiner (eds.), Ecological Design and Planning (New York, NY: John Wiley, 1996).
  • Tiberghien, Gilles, Land Art (New York: Princeton Architectural press, 1994).
  • Treib, Marc (ed.), Modern Landscape Architecture: A Critical Review (Cambridge, MA.: MIT Press, 1993).
  • Tschumi, Bernard, Event Cities: Praxis (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1994).
  • Tschumi Bernard, Architecture and Disjunction (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1994).
  • Tufte, Edward, Envisioning Information (Graphics Press, 1993).
  • Walker, Peter, Minimalist Gardens (Washington, DC: Spacemaker Press, 1996).
  • Ward, Alan, American Designed Landscapes (Washington, DC: Spacemaker Press, 1998).
  • Watts, May Theilgard, Reading the Landscape of America (New York: MacMillan, 1957).
  • Weilacher, Udo, Between Landscape Architecture and Land Art (Basel: Birkhauser, 1996).
  • Weiss, Allen S., Unnatural Horizons: Paradox and Contradiction in Landscape Architecture (New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 1998).

Also, the following journals and magazines are recommended:

  • Architecture
  • Archis (Netherlands)
  • Daidalos
  • Garten und Landscaft (Germany)
  • L'architecture d'aujourd'hui (France)
  • Landscape Architecture Magazine
  • Land Forum
  • Landscape Journal
  • Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes
  • Topos: European Landscape Magazine