The Crosby Arboretum

Author: Robert F. Brzuszek
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807154350
Format: PDF
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Since its genesis in 1980, Crosby Arboretum in southern Mississippi has attracted international recognition for its contributions to architecture, biology, and landscape design. Now owned and operated by Mississippi State University, Crosby is the first fully realized ecologically designed arboretum in the United States and the premier native plant conservatory in the Southeast. Former site director and curator Robert F. Brzuszek provides a detailed survey of the arboretum's origins, planning, construction, and ongoing management. More than just a botanical center, Crosby emerged as one of the first American landscape projects to successfully balance natural habitat and planned design. The book's generous selection of photographs and drawings illustrate the beauty and purpose of the site's components: the award-winning Pinecote Pavilion, designed by architect Fay Jones; a 104-acre focus area that includes the Piney Woods Lake, which displays native water plants in their natural setting; and seven hundred additional acres of savanna, woodland, and aquatic environments that nurture more than 300 species of indigenous trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and grasses. Utilizing the interactions between two opposing natural forces -- fire and water -- Crosby Arboretum protects the biological diversity indigenous to the Pearl River Drainage Basin, in southern Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana. Brzuszek's inspiring and informative account will help further Crosby's role as a model of sustainable landscape design and management across the country.

Landscape Narratives

Author: Matthew Potteiger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471124863
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Narratives . . . intersect with sites, accumulate as layers of history, organize sequences, and inhere in the very materials and processes of the landscape. In various ways, stories 'take place.'" —From Landscape Narratives Narrative offers fascinating ways of knowing and shaping landscapes not typically acknowledged in conventional documentation, mapping, surveys, or even in the formal concerns of design. This book establishes a comprehensive framework for understanding the elements, processes, and forms of landscape narratives. Illustrating specific narrative practices that can be applied across a range of design projects, it bridges the gap between theory and practice by tracing the narratives of specific projects and places, including the restoration of New Jersey's Meadowlands and the road stories of Highway 61 in Mississippi. Drawn from insights in literary theory, cultural geography, and visual art, Landscape Narratives traverses a broad range of disciplines and practices concerned with the social identity, history, and nature of place. Revealing exciting possibilities for preservation and heritage planning, public art, sustainable design, and other areas, Landscape Narratives is important reading for landscape architects, planners, and other designers involved in historic preservation, public art projects, and community and park design.

Modern landscape

Author: Michael Spens
Publisher: Phaidon Inc Ltd
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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The issue of landscape is of increasing concern to us as the twenty-first century begins, not only as an area of design and study but also as it is affected by building development and the maintenance of eco-systems. This important and highly topical book extends the existing debate to examine recent projects and their part in our growing concern about the maintenance and enhance-ment of our natural spaces.Modern Landscape features over thirty international projects, including schemes by both architects and landscape architects, often working in collaboration. Following an introductory essay, the book is arranged into four sections of extensively illustrated case studies, each of which deals with a different aspect of landscape design - Parkland, Architecture as Landscape, Garden Landscapes and Urban Interventions - relating it directly to historical and contemporary precedents.

Achtung Bankr uber

Author: Erhard Dietl
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783837364675
Format: PDF, ePub
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Uuund...Action! Olchi-Detektive in Höchstform. Dumpy spielt in einem Gangsterfilm mit, in dem Bankräuber Gold aus der "Bank of England" klauen. Allerdings scheinen die Gangster ihre Rolle etwas zu ernst zu nehmen, denn sie strecken tatsächlich ihre Langfinger nach der Beute aus!

G rtnern mit Kindern

Author: Kim Wilde
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783440108925
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ratgeber mit Anregungen für Eltern, um gemeinsam mit ihren Kindern die Welt des Gartens, der Pflanzen und der Tiere zu entdecken. Mehr als 30 Garten-Projekte hat die als Sängerin bekannte Autorin zusammengestellt und mit vielen Fotos illustriert.

Smart Mobility

Author: Barbara Flügge
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658143711
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Das Herausgeberwerk bietet einen umfassenden Zugang zum Trendthema Smart Mobility: ausgehend von sozio-ökologischen und sozio-ökonomischen Aspekten der Mobilität, den Anforderungen von Anbietern und Nachfragern bis hin zu Mobilitätsansprüchen ganzer Ökosysteme und der Anwendbarkeit digitaler Lösungen für die Lebensbereiche jedes Einzelnen. Das Buch setzt wirkungsvoll die Ausgangssituation im Bereich Mobilität in Kontext mit den unterschiedlichsten Nutzungsszenarien und Initiativen. Die Leserschaft erhält einen Fahrplan für die Mobilität in Zeiten der Digitalisierung: Bausteine Intelligenter Mobilität (BIM), ein Vorgehensmodell und eine Reihe praxisorientierter Handlungsempfehlungen erleichtern die Analyse-, Planungs- und Umsetzungsphasen von Mobilitätsvorhaben.Die Beschreibungen erfolgen bewusst anschaulich und nachvollziehbar durch Checklisten und Anleitungen. Damit richtet sich das Buch an alle Entscheider, Innovationstreiber und Vordenker aus der Praxis, die sich mit dem Thema Mobilität beschäftigen – sei es im Personen- oder Frachtverkehr.