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The Architecture of Trees

Author : Cesare Leonardi,Franca Stagi
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2019-03-26
Category : Nature
ISBN : 1616898062

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The Architecture of Trees by Cesare Leonardi,Franca Stagi Pdf

"Any landscape architect worth their soil should pick up The Architecture of Trees, an all-encompassing atlas of all things tree-related."—The Architect's Newspaper Gorgeous, large format volume shows each hand-drawn illustration in stunning detail. The Architecture of Trees is the result of over twenty years of dedicated study by landscape architects Cesare Leonardi and Franca Stagi. This new edition preserves the original magnificent illustrations and text, translated into English for the first time. Features more than 550 exquisite quill-pen drawings. Each of the 212 tree species are drawn to a scale of 1:100, with and without foliage. Complete with tables of seasonal color variation and projections of shadows cast during the hours of daylight and season by season, no other book contains such detailed and scientific drawings of trees. A legendary and unsurpassed botanical masterwork. Considered a standard in many landscape architecture firms, the drawings, essays, and detailed charts are essential for large scale landscaping projects and a helpful tool for backyard renovations. Landscape designers will think in new ways about the effect of seasons and the time of day on trees, and anyone interested in nature and trees will be captivated by the stunning illustrations. "This book could be considered the Bible for tree lovers."—Western Art & Architecture

Trees for Architecture and Landscape

Author : Robert L. Zion
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 398 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 1994-12-13
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0471285242

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Trees for Architecture and Landscape by Robert L. Zion Pdf

The definitive source on trees whose characteristics make them especially useful in relation to buildings and outdoor spaces, this beautiful, jargon-free book will appeal to homeowners as well as professionals. It contains full-page photographs of major species in both summer and winter.

Tropical Trees and Forests

Author : F. Halle,R.A.A. Oldeman,P.B. Tomlinson
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Page : 457 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2012-12-06
Category : Science
ISBN : 9783642811906

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Tropical Trees and Forests by F. Halle,R.A.A. Oldeman,P.B. Tomlinson Pdf

The Book of Trees

Author : Manuel Lima
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2014-04-08
Category : Art
ISBN : 1616892188

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Our critically acclaimed bestseller Visual Complexity was the first in-depth examination of the burgeoning field of information visualization. Particularly noteworthy are the numerous historical examples of past efforts to make sense of complex systems of information. In this new companion volume, The Book of Trees, data viz expert Manuel Lima examines the more than eight hundred year history of the tree diagram, from its roots in the illuminated manuscripts of medieval monasteries to its current resurgence as an elegant means of visualization. Lima presents two hundred intricately detailed tree diagram illustrations on a remarkable variety of subjects—from some of the earliest known examples from ancient Mesopotamia to the manuscripts of medieval monasteries to contributions by leading contemporary designers. A timeline of capsule biographies on key figures in the development of the tree diagram rounds out this one-of-a-kind visual compendium.

Illustrated Book of Trees

Author : William Carey Grimm
Publisher : Stackpole Books
Page : 720 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2002-03-01
Category : Nature
ISBN : 9780811741644

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Illustrated Book of Trees by William Carey Grimm Pdf

Completely revised and updated. More than 30 new species described and illustrated.

In Defense of Plants

Author : Matt Candeias
Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
Page : 297 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2021-03-16
Category : Science
ISBN : 9781642504545

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In Defense of Plants by Matt Candeias Pdf

The Study of Plants in a Whole New Light “Matt Candeias succeeds in evoking the wonder of plants with wit and wisdom.” ―James T. Costa, PhD, executive director, Highlands Biological Station and author of Darwin's Backyard #1 New Release in Nature & Ecology, Plants, Botany, Horticulture, Trees, Biological Sciences, and Nature Writing & Essays In his debut book, internationally-recognized blogger and podcaster Matt Candeias celebrates the nature of plants and the extraordinary world of plant organisms. A botanist’s defense. Since his early days of plant restoration, this amateur plant scientist has been enchanted with flora and the greater environmental ecology of the planet. Now, he looks at the study of plants through the lens of his ever-growing houseplant collection. Using gardening, houseplants, and examples of plants around you, In Defense of Plants changes your relationship with the world from the comfort of your windowsill. The ruthless, horny, and wonderful nature of plants. Understand how plants evolve and live on Earth with a never-before-seen look into their daily drama. Inside, Candeias explores the incredible ways plants live, fight, have sex, and conquer new territory. Whether a blossoming botanist or a professional plant scientist, In Defense of Plants is for anyone who sees plants as more than just static backdrops to more charismatic life forms. In this easily accessible introduction to the incredible world of plants, you’ll find: • Fantastic botanical histories and plant symbolism • Passionate stories of flora diversity and scientific names of plant organisms • Personal tales of plantsman discovery through the study of plants If you enjoyed books like The Botany of Desire, What a Plant Knows, or The Soul of an Octopus, then you’ll love In Defense of Plants.

Trees of the California Landscape

Author : Charles R. Hatch
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 552 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Trees
ISBN : 0520251245

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Trees of the California Landscape by Charles R. Hatch Pdf

"A valuable resource for both student and practitioner. The text and photos are clear, concise, and informative. A valuable addition to any library, the general public as well."--Kenneth S. Nakaba, FASLA, Professor, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona "This is the treed landscape knowledge source, and the design and management tool we have all been hoping to see for decades. Bridging horticulture and design, it spans without judgment native specifics, introduced "near-native," and "not-so-near-native" trees. It provides the much asked-for design settings as well as the species characteristics in all their delight and imagery. This exhaustive treatise on California trees even sets the context for the big issues of climate, geomorphic, topographic and hydrologic effects, and how we design with trees so as to be true partners in the best future for California."--Joe Brown, Principal, EDAW, Inc. "I find the concept for Chuck's book quite exciting and envision it will be used both by those involved with urban landscapes as well as those involved with restoration of native habitats. It is a well-researched compendium that will aid anyone who is interested in trees and their use in a wide variety of situations. The photographs in the book are an excellent aid in tree identifications and the single volume will reduce the need carry around multiple references for identification of both native as well as non-native trees. It is my hope that Chuck's book will stimulate greater use of California's drought tolerant native trees in landscape plantings because of their reduced water requirements and ecological compatibility with other native plants and animals."--Monty Knudsen, Assistant Project Leader, USDI Fish & Wildlife Service "Trees of the California Landscape is a masterful combination of those native and non-Californian species that have importance in wildlands or the designed landscape or both. Each of the 468-plus pages is devoted to a single species, with photographs of the tree, the bark, and leafy branches accompanied by an amazingly efficient text that summarizes the natural distribution, key identification traits, tree architecture, longevity, and suitable habitats for planting, all in a very readable style. Charles Hatch has created an excellent reference for forest ecologists, landscape designers, horticulturalists, and restoration specialists--not only in California, but throughout the United States."--Michael G. Barbour, Professor of Plant Ecology, University of California, Davis "This richly illustrated book provides a much needed resource for students, educators and practitioners."--Margarita M. Hill, Head, Landscape Architecture Department, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Raising a Forest

Author : Thibaud Herem
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 48 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2018-04
Category : Tree planting
ISBN : 1908714522

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Raising a Forest by Thibaud Herem Pdf

A personal story detailing an illustrator's love affair with trees and his attempts at raising them in his back garden.

The Book of Trees

Author : Piotr Socha
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 80 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2018-09-13
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0500651698

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The Book of Trees by Piotr Socha Pdf

Why are trees so important? How many types are there? How do they benefit the environment and wildlife? This book, by the award-winning author Piotr Socha, answers these questions and more, tracking the history of trees from the time of the dinosaurs to the current day.

Seeing Trees

Author : Sonja Dümpelmann
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 349 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2019-01-08
Category : Science
ISBN : 9780300240702

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Seeing Trees by Sonja Dümpelmann Pdf

A fascinating and beautifully illustrated volume that explains what street trees tell us about humanity’s changing relationship with nature and the city Today, cities around the globe are planting street trees to mitigate the effects of climate change. However, as landscape historian Sonja Dümpelmann explains, this is not a new phenomenon. In her eye-opening work, Dümpelmann shows how New York City and Berlin began systematically planting trees to improve the urban climate during the nineteenth century, presenting the history of the practice within its larger social, cultural, and political contexts. A unique integration of empirical research and theory, Dümpelmann’s richly illustrated work uncovers this important untold story. Street trees—variously regarded as sanitizers, nuisances, upholders of virtue, economic engines, and more—reflect the changing relationship between humans and nonhuman nature in urban environments. Offering valuable insights and frameworks, this authoritative volume will be an important resource for years to come.

The Timeless Way of Building

Author : Christopher Alexander
Publisher : New York : Oxford University Press
Page : 588 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 1979
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0195024028

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This introductory volume to Alexander's other works, A Pattern of Language and The Oregon Experiment, explains concepts fundamental to his original approaches to the theory and application of architecture.

Six Million Trees

Publisher : Unknown
Page : 252 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2018-02-23
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1772441228

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Six Million Trees by KRISTEL. DERKOWSKI Pdf

Six Million Trees is an extraordinary memoir of what it's like to work as a tree planter, replanting the clear-cut forests of northern Ontario, Manitoba and the Maritimes. In equal parts bleak yet funny, and always brutally realistic, Six Million Trees follows the author and her companions as they battle blackflies, blizzards, and broken bones, through isolation, desperation, solidarity and healing. Derkowski first became a tree planter because of the money, but returned to the bush again and again because of something else she found -- a sense of meaning beyond the cookie-cutter conformity of modern life.

Man of the Trees

Author : Paul Hanley
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2018-10
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0889775664

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Man of the Trees by Paul Hanley Pdf

The inspiring tale of an Edwardian eccentric and the world's first "tree hugger," Man of the Trees introduces the storied life of Richard St. Barbe Baker to the world.

Designing Disney's Theme Parks

Author : Centre canadien d'architecture
Publisher : Flammarion-Pere Castor
Page : 232 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 1997
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015045634832

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Designing Disney's Theme Parks by Centre canadien d'architecture Pdf

From the day it opened in July 1955, in an event given live TV coverage, Disneyland has been a key symbol of contemporary American culture. It has been both celebrated and attacked as the ultimate embodiment of consumer society, a harbinger of shopping-mall culture, a symbol of American hegemony in entertainment, the epitome of fantasy, simulation, pastiche, and the blurring of distinctions between reality and mass-media imagery. Yet for all the power of Disneyland as metaphor, almost no one has discussed the making of this unique place, with its far-flung colonies in Florida, Japan, and France. Written to accompany an exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, "Designing Disney's Theme Parks: The Architecture of Reassurance" is the first book to look beyond the multiple myths of Disneyland. Uniting a roster of authors chosen from wide-ranging disciplines, this study is the first to examine the influence of Disneyland on both our built environment and our architectural imagination. Tracing the relationship of the Disney parks to their historical forbears, it charts Disneyland's evolution from one man's personal dream to a multinational enterprise, a process in which the Disney "magic" has moved ever closer to the real world. Editor Karal Ann Marling, Professor of Art History and American Studies at the University of Minnesota, draws upon her pioneering work in the Disney archives to reconstruct and analyze the intentions and strategies behind the parks. She is joined by Marty Sklar, Vice Chairman and Principal Creative Executive of Walt Disney Imagineering, historian Neil Harris, art historian Erika Doss, geographer Yi-Fu Tuan, critic Greil Marcus, and architectFrank Gehry to provide a unique perspective on one of the great post-war American icons.

Around the World in 80 Trees

Author : Jonathan Drori
Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2020-08-11
Category : Nature
ISBN : 1786276062

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Around the World in 80 Trees by Jonathan Drori Pdf

Trees are one of humanity's most constant and most varied companions. From India's sacred banyan tree to the fragrant cedar of Lebanon, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration—not to mention the raw materials for everything from aspirin to maple syrup. In Around the World in 80 Trees, expert Jonathan Drori uses plant science to illuminate how trees play a role in every part of human life, from the romantic to the regrettable. Stops on the trip include the lime trees of Berlin's Unter den Linden boulevard, which intoxicate amorous Germans and hungry bees alike, the swankiest streets in nineteenth-century London, which were paved with Australian eucalyptus wood, and the redwood forests of California, where the secret to the trees' soaring heights can be found in the properties of the tiniest drops of water. Each of these strange and true tales—populated by self-mummifying monks, tree-climbing goats and ever-so-slightly radioactive nuts—is illustrated by Lucille Clerc, taking the reader on a journey that is as informative as it is beautiful.