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Tree Gardens: Architecture and the Forest

Princeton Architectural Press

By Gina Crandell

7 x 9.5 in; 168 pp;
Paperback
March 2013
ISBN 9781616891213
ISBN10 1616891211

SKU# 9781616891213

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From their early use as protective shelter to the
felling of thousands of trees to harvest wood
and create farmland, to more recent attempts at
conservation, trees remain one of mankind’s greatest
resources.
Tree Gardens: Architecture and the Forest


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Tree Gardens: Architecture and the Forest

From their early use as protective shelter to the felling of thousands of trees to harvest wood and create farmland, to more recent attempts at conservation, trees remain one of mankind’s greatest resources. But aside from their purely practical uses, trees are appreciated for their beauty and have long served as important elements in designed landscapes. Tree Gardens is the first book to focus on what author Gina Crandell calls the “largest living architectural structures”—masses of trees that form expressive spaces on sites all over the world. Each case study—from the grand park at Versailles, to New York City’s 9/11 Memorial Forest—explains how the scale, context, species, and spacing of trees on a particular site establish its expressive structure. Featuring engaging text and beautiful images, this much-needed book combines useful how-to aspects of tree planting with theoretical discourse on tree garden design and will be an important resource for students, landscape architects, and horticulturists alike.

• First book to focus on tree gardens in landscape architecture
• Landscapes include historical and contemporary works by such well-known designers as Frederick Law Olmsted, André Le Nôtre, C. Th. Sørensen, Daniel Kiley, Peter Walker, and Michael Van Valkenburgh
• Projects range from ten to thousands of trees on sites both pristine and postindustrial, urban and remote
• Includes discussion of the management of designed forest, including preservation strategies

 

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7 x 9.5 in; 168 pp;
Paperback
March 2013
ISBN 9781616891213
ISBN10 1616891211
Brookline, MA–based landscape architecture professor Gina Crandell was the Farrand Visiting Professor in Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2007 after teaching for many years at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the Rhode Island School of Design

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