Contemporary Trends in Landscape Architecture

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 4, 1996 - Architecture - 348 pages
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Contemporary Trends in Landscape Architecture Steven L. Cantor Thiscomprehensive and beautifully illustrated sourcebook presents newtrends in landscape architecture with particular focus on recentscientific research, historic preservation, and internationalpractice. Contemporary Trends in Landscape Architecture includesmore than 300 illustrations and photographs, and featuresworld-renowned landscape architects describing in their own wordsdozens of plans, sites, and projects. With this volume, authorSteven L. Cantor provides an excellent companion to his InnovativeDesign Solutions in Land-scape Architecture, a detailed referencesource for landscape architecture practice. He adopts a modern andpractical approach, following projects from the planning stage tobuilt form, identifying patterns in professional practice and theirdesign implications. Trends and selected projects include:
  • The Impact of Scientific Research Horticultural and botanicaldisplays, Charlotte, NC; wetlands restoration, Hambleton Island,MD; timber rattlesnake study, Woodbury, NY
  • AIDS Memorial Gardens AIDS Memorial Grove, San Francisco, CA;Joel Schnaper Memorial Garden, New York, NY
  • Populations with Unique Needs Mental health facilities, NewYork, NY; Lesbian and Gay Community Center, New York, NY;Endangered Species Garden, San Francisco, CA; Lion’s Gardenfor the Visually Impaired, New York, NY
  • Historic Preservation National Park Service, historic landscapeinitiative, Washington, DC; Stuyvesant Square Park, New York, NY;Ellis Island National Historical Park, New York, NY
  • International Practice Karambunai Beach Resort and GolfResidential Community, East Malaysia, Island of Borneo; NationalParliament House, Canberra, Australia; urban design in Brno,Slovakia
  • Eclecticism Japanese influenced residential pool design inGeorgia; public plazas with fountains in Tennessee; sculpture basedon Renaissance models, Long Island, NY; courtyards for theKatherine Delmar Burke School, San Francisco, CA
  • Residences and Housing Gaines residence and stallion barns,Lexington, KY; tract house with gazebo, San Diego, CA; dormitorycomplex, University of Maine, Orono, ME; Greystone Manor,Westchester, NY
  • Parks and Recreation Mount St. Helen’s National Monument,Toutle, WA; Steinbrueck Park, Seattle, WA; Philadelphia Zoo,Philadelphia, PA; Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD
  • Computer Technology Access roads to the Franklin DelanoRoosevelt Memorial, Washington, DC; landscape planning studies,Uxbridge, MA; Seattle central waterfront, Seattle, WA; Paris Pike,KY
Each firm and landscape architect contributes his or her own styleand personality to these projects, and offers personal insights,anecdotes, and perspective. In a thoughtful conclusion, the authorexamines and discusses patterns discovered within the total body ofwork. An inclusive and thoroughly cross-referenced index alsoassists in the process of analyzing project types and makingcomparisons. Landscape architects, architects, students, planners,project managers, and those in allied fields will greatly valueContemporary Trends in Landscape Architecture as a rich source ofinformation and inspiration for both professional and academicapplication.
 

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Contents

Rex Wassermann landscape architect New York City Department of Parks
3
AIDS MEMORIAL GARDENS
31
Joel Schnaper Terrace Garden
44
Jeffrey Miller landscape architect San Francisco CA
66
Clarke + Rapuano Inc New York City consulting engineers and landscape
81
HISTORIC PRESERVATION
97
Richard Wells National Park Service New York City and HannaOlin Ltd Landscape
126
INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE
141
Dave Schultze architect San Diego CA
227
Sebago Technics Inc Augusta ME
232
Edwina Von Gal landscape designer Long Island City NY
246
Richard Haag Associates landscape architect Seattle
258
Menke and Menke landscape architects Swarthmore PA
268
Wallace Roberts Todd landscape architects Philadelphia PA
274
Weintraub di Domenico landscape architects New York City
282
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
297

Helber Hastert Fee planners and landscape architects Honolulu Karambunai
148
Peter Rolland Associates landscape architects Rye
160
Terragram LTD landscape architect New South Wales Australia Vladimir Sitta
168
ECLECTICISM
185
Robert Mowat Associates landscape architects San Francisco CA
197
RESIDENCES AND HOUSING
215
Edmund Hollander Design PC landscape architects New York City
221
Professors Julius Fabos and Jack Ahem landscape architects
312
Jones Jones Seattle WA
320
APPENDIX OF FIRMS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH ADDRESSES AND CREDITS
329
Index
335
Bruce KellyDavid Varnell landscape Architects New York City
336
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About the Author Steven L. Cantor, Registered Landscape Architect, is former Vice President of Clarke + Rapuano Inc., an interdisciplinary engineering and landscape architecture firm located in New York City. His career spans more than 20 years, and includes academic positions at the University of Georgia School of Environmental Design and the University of Colorado College of Environmental Design. Mr. Cantor holds a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, a Masters Degree in Music from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Columbia University, New York City.

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