Two gorgeous full-color hardback books just crossed the desk of Landscape Urbanism and we can’t wait to share them with you. The first, Landprints: The Landscape Designs of Bernard Trainor celebrates the work of Australian-born landscape designer Bernard Trainor, whose large-scale gardens, airy hilltops and gorgeous hillsides focus on “simple, understated frames to rugged natural panoramas.” While a book only captures the visual aesthetic of the landscape (and as with any photograph, can’t fully capture the sensory essence of being within a landscape) –the photographic work by Jason Liske captures the raw aesthetic beauty of the space and the timeless nature of the designs. The book makes us want to jump in a car and take a slow road trip just to experience each of these places.
Photographs by Jason Liske, the photographer for Landprints and the photographer for both images, above.
Garden Park Community Farm, edited by Nelson Byrd Woltz presents twelve built landscape architecture projects from the firm of Nelson Byrd Woltz–a firm “widely celebrated for combining sheer beauty with ecologically regenerative design.” Praise is due for the book’s excellent showcase of gorgeous illustrations that detail how landscape architecture can influence the realms of urbanism, agriculture and ecology. Designers will benefit from the detailed case studies and highly visual reference guide in application to their own practices.
Both books are published by Princeton Architectural Press and available on Amazon.