LD ARCH 170: History and Literature of Landscape Architecture

Encyclopedias and Atlases


Clues to American Garden Styles Environmental Design SB457.53 F641 1988 Reference Desk & circulating Read at Google Read at Google


Decorating Eden: a comprehensive sourcebook of classic garden details Environmental Design SB469.25 H67 1992 Reference Read at Google Read at Google


Encyclopedia of community: from the village to the virtual world Environmental Design HM756 E53 2003 Reference Desk Comprised of well-written signed articles on such relevant topics as civic agriculture, community gardening, garden cities, and theme parks. Each article includes a bibliography. Read at Google Read at Google


Encyclopedia of gardens: history and design Excellent source for landscape design history. Substantive signed articles are illustrated; each includes a brief bibliography. Chronologies of selected projects are given for landscape designers. Environmental Design SB465 E63 2001 Reference Desk Read at Google Read at Google


European gardens: an historical atlas Chronological arrangement with great illustrations, some color. Index, bibliography. Environmental Design fSB466 E9 V4713 1990 Reference Read at Google Read at Google


Garden history reference encyclopedia Primarily northern hemisphere coverage. Features a glossary, timeline, brief biographies, garden styles, maps, and some images. Environmental Design SB451 G373 2004 Ask at the Circulation Desk for CD. Read at Google Read at Google


Grove art online (now included in Oxford art online) UCB only Electronic version of The 34 vol. Dictionary of art, Jane Turner, ed. NY: Grove, 1996. Excellent bibliographies and links to images and related sites. Print ed.: Environmental Design N31 D5 1996 Reference, Index: v.34


Loudon's encyclopaedia of cottage, farm and villa architecture and furniture # Reprint of the 1846 original edition. Good source for information about 19th century European landscape structures. Environmental Design NA7110 L7 2000 Read at Google Read at Google


The Oxford companion to the garden A one-volume encyclopedia of short authoritative articles on notable gardens, landscape designers, garden features, etc. New ed. of the classic The Oxford companion to gardens. Selectively illustrated. Bibliography: pp.531-538. Environmental Design SB469.25 .O951 2006 Read at Google Read at Google


Wikipedia Web-based, collaboratively-authored encyclopedia. Useful for confirming a research starting point. Reader Beware: Content is non-authoritative, and in some instances has been demonstrated to be deliberately false.

Dictionaries and Glossaries

Use dictionaries and glossaries to verify concepts, terminology, definitions and spelling. Specialized dictionaries give the history and illustrations of building elements.
For basic landscape architecture dictionaries see Landscape Architecture Reference Sources.


Dictionary of gardening Primarily an encyclopedia of plants. However, includes substantial articles on the landscape architecture and gardening traditions of 12 countries or regions, as well as 173 brief biographies of landscape architects and gardeners (e.g., Roberto Burle-Marx, Thomas Church, Beatrix Farrand, and Hermann Puckler-Muskau). Environmental Design SB450.95 .D53 1992 Reference Read at Google Read at Google


Dictionnaire historique de l'art des jardins Environmental Design Reference SB469.25 .C66 1997 Read at Google Read at Google


A Glossary of garden history Environmental Design Reference SB465 .S99 1993 Read at Google Read at Google

Bibliographies

See the bibliographic guide Biographical Information on Landscape Architects (UC Berkeley, Library) for a comprehensive listing of biographical resources.

About Basic Resources

This page is a bibliography of key encyclopedias, dictionaries, and miscellaneous landscape architecture reference materials. Use these to define an unfamiliar word or landscape type, to learn about a particular landscape site or designer, or even to find a specific bibliography on a topic.

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General Histories and Surveys

General Histories and Surveys provide an overview and the context of a topic, with dates, locations, special sites, and the names of architects or designers. They usually include bibliographies. Use the subject headings in the Searching Tips tab to locate additional titles. 
tip To find information about specific places, look at the journals or yearbooks of the local landscape architecture societies.


Great city parks Covers 20 public parks in 14 American and Western European cities. Environmental Design SB484.E8 T37 2004 Read at Google Read at Google


Landscape architecture: an illustrated history in timelines, site plan, and biography Includes an outline of landscape architectural history, selected site plans, extensive biographical sketches, etc. Environmental Design SB469 L3 1999 Bound periodicals Read at Google Read at Google


Timeline of American landscape architecture N: Landscape architecture, v. 89, 1999. A ten-part series of articles presenting, decade by decade, a brief history and timeline of 20th century American landscape architecture. Environmental Design SB469 L3 1999 Bound periodicals


American garden design: an anthology of ideas that shaped our landscape Environmental Design SB472.45 .A54 1994 Read at Google Read at Google


Architecture and landscape: the design experiment of the great European gardens and landscapes Includes some measured plans and topographical details. Western European focus. Environmental Design SB470.55.E85 R44 2003 Read at Google Read at Google


The Art of the Islamic garden Includes an extensive bibliography. Environmental Design SB457.8 .C58 2004 Read at Google Read at Google


The Architecture of western gardens: a design history from the Renaissance to the present day Environmental Design SB466.E9 A7313 1991 Read at Google Read at Google


Books on architecture and garden design - digitized (Univ. of Heidelberg, Univ. Library) A full text collection of historical books (late 15th through the early 19th century) on architecture and garden design. Includes rare editions from Italy, France, Germany and other European countries.


Contemporary history of garden design: European gardens between art and architecture Includes a selection of 20th and 21st century designed landscapes at various scales. Read at Google Read at Google


Eighteenth century collections online Contains over 150,000 full text books and other materials published in Great Britain and its colonies during the 18th Century.


Garden history: philosophy and design, 2000 BC--2000 AD Environmental Design SB451 .T87 2005 Read at Google Read at Google


Gardens of paradise: the history and design of the great Islamic gardens Environmental Design SB457.8 .B76 1987 Read at Google Read at Google


A Genius for place: American landscapes of the country place era Environmental Design SB469.9 .K37 2007 Read at Google Read at Google


The Golden age of American gardens: proud owners, private estates, 1890-1940 Environmental Design SB466.U6 G75 1991 Read at Google Read at Google


Great gardens of America Environmental Design SB466.U6 G73 2003 Read at Google Read at Google


Grounds for change: major gardens of the twentieth century Environmental Design SB465 .A33 1993 Read at Google Read at Google


History of garden art Environmental Design SB451 .G6 v.1-2


The history of garden design : the Western tradition from the Renaissance to the present da Environmental Design SB465 .H673 1991 Read at Google Read at Google


Illustrated history of landscape design Environmental Design SB472.45 .B68 2010 Read at Google Read at Google


Invisible gardens: the search for modernism in the American landscape Environmental Design SB470.5 .W34 1994 Read at Google Read at Google


Landscape design: a cultural and architectural history Environmental Design SB470.5 .R64 2001 Read at Google Read at Google


The Landscape of man: shaping the environment from prehistory to the present day Environmental Design SB470.5 .J43 1995 Read at Google Read at Google


Landscapes in history: design and planning in the Eastern and Western traditions Environmental Design SB470.5 .P74 1999 Read at Google Read at Google


Modern garden design: innovation since 1900 Environmental Design SB472.45 .W39 2003 Read at Google Read at Google


The Park and the town: public landscape in the 19th and 20th centuries Covers the development of public parks in the U.S. and Europe. Includes illustrations and a bibliography. Environmental Design SB481 .C47

Landscape Architects

See the bibliographic guide Biographical Information on Landscape Architects (UC Berkeley, Library) for a comprehensive listing of biographical resources.


American landscape architecture: designers and places Environmental Design SB470.53.A441 1989 Read at Google Read at Google


Dictionary of today's landscape designers For 86 international contemporary landscape architects and designers, engineers, artists, and more, provides a biographical note, a list of works and related bibliography, and color photographs of significant designs. Environmental Design SB469.37.D53 2003 Read at Google Read at Google


Influential gardeners: the designers who shaped 20th-century garden style Includes illustrated biographies of 57 international landscape architects and designers. Environmental Design SB469.9.W55 2002 Read at Google Read at Google


Pioneers of American landscape design Contains excellent biographical essays about 160 American landscape architects and designers and their work. Each essay includes a brief bibliography. Illustrated. Environmental Design SB469.9.P56 2000 Read at Google Read at Google


Shaping the American landscape: new profiles from the pioneers of American landscape design project Contains excellent biographical essays about 160 American landscape architects and designers and their work. Each essay includes a brief bibliography. Illustrated. Environmental Design SB469.9.S53 2009 Read at Google Read at Google


Women as force in landscape architecture, 1893-1942 Environmental Design SB469.375.W39 2005a


Founding gardeners : the revolutionary generation, nature, and the shaping of the American nation Environmental Design SB451.3 .W85 2011 Read at Google Read at Google

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