From our suburban streets which still trace the boundaries of long vanished farms to the Norfolk Broads, formed when medieval peat pits flooded ? evidence of man?s effect on Britain is everywhere. Packed with over 250 maps and photographs, compellingly written and argued, this highly acclaimed book will permanently change the way you see your surroundings. Pryor is that rare combination of a first-rate working archaeologist and a good writer, with the priceless ability of being able to explain complex ideas clearly. This is popular archaeology at its best.
An indispensable tool for all landscape architects, "Landscape Architect's Pocket Book" is a time-saving guide that answers the most frequently asked questions in one pocket-sized volume. A concise, easy-to-read reference, the book gives instant access to a wide range of information needed on a daily basis, both out on site and in the office. Covering all the major topics, including hard landscaping and soft landscaping as well as planning and legislation, the pocket book also contains a handy glossary of key terms, useful calculations and helpful contacts. Not only an essential tool for everyday queries on British standards and procedures, this book is a first point of reference for those seeking more extensive, supplementary sources of information, including websites and further publications.
Book DescriptionFrom Europe to South America, from Japan to the United States, this extraordinarily varied survey covers the work of garden and landscape designers whose names are familiar to both lovers and scholars of the modern garden, including Robinson, Jekyll, Jensen, Farrand, Sessions, Mawson, Church, Sorensen, and Jellicoe. It traces the revolutionary change brought about in the postwar period by the Harvard Rebels?Eckbo, Rose, and Kiley?and examines the impact of Noguchi, Burle Marx, and Barragan, among others, as well as the powerful international influence of Scandinavian landscape architects and designers. The garden city is also given attention, from its beginnings in late Victorian Britain, through the Greenbelt towns inthe American Midwest, to the contemporary regeneration of urban centers worldwide. A long line of artists and architects of international renown have earned a place in the history of the modern garden, including Monet, Le...
Book Description Illustrated with dozens of stimulating examples, filled with gems of advice, and bound in a handy pocket-size volume perfect for carrying with the paints and canvas, this mini master class in depicting landscapes is just what every artist needs. It covers every basic tool, material, and medium, including gouache, watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastels, pen and ink, and pencils. Learn how to work with different papers, use perspective to convey scenic vistas, make the most of a sketchbook,come up with effective compositions, and handle different weather conditions. The lessons focus on effectively rendering woods and forests, mountains, cliffs, lakes and rivers, sky and seascapes, rock, sand, and stoneall the aspects of this perennially popular and inspiring subject.