List of Great Landscape Architecture Publications to purchase

Landscape Architecture Publications you should have or at least check out:

High Performance Landscape Guidelines: 21st Century Parks for NYC

This is a brand new release (Jan 2011). From “High Performance Landscape Guidelines: 21st Century Parks for NYC is the first document of its kind in the nation: a comprehensive, municipal primer for sustainable parks and open space. The product of a unique partnership between the New York-based nonprofit Design Trust for Public Space and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, the Guidelines cover every aspect of creating sustainable parks, from design to construction to maintenance, and feature hundreds of best practices for managing soil, water, and vegetation resources, as well as dozens of full color photos and illustrations. The Guidelines will become an indispensible reference for anyone working on Parks projects-from designers to contractors to community groups-and will revolutionize how New York City’s open spaces are designed, built, and used.”


The Best Reference Books to have on your shelf:

Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards, Student Edition (Ramsey/Sleeper Architectural Graphic Standards Series)


Graphic Standards Field Guide to Hardscape (CourseSmart)


Site Engineering for Landscape Architects

Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propogation and Uses



Dirr’s Hardy Trees and Shrubs: An Illustrated Encyclopedia


Sustainable Landscape Construction: A Guide to Green Building Outdoors, Second Edition

Design with Nature (Wiley Series in Sustainable Design)



Native Trees Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America: A Planting Design Manual for Environmental Designers

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