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Video Picks for Landscape Architecture
The national parks: America's best idea by
Publication Date: 2009
Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, and what Burns believes is the most stunning cinematography in Florentine Films' history, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction.
Women in the dirt: landscape architects shaping our world by
Publication Date: 2011
Seven award-winning California landscape architects are interviewed and their works discussed. Topics include both natural and planned environments; urban, suburban, and rural design; and, private and public projects. The role of women in the profession, global responsibilities, and social issues are also examined.
Movements : introduction to a working process
Publication Date: 2012
Dutch designer Petra Blaisse works in a multitude of creative areas, including textile, landscape and exhibition design. Over the years her office Inside Outside has collaborated with various architects and designers. This publication, designed by Irma Boom, presents her work and is accompanied by a DVD
Wild China: A Land of History, Mystery, and Extraordinary Diversity
Publication Date: 2008
An exotic fusion of natural history and Oriental adventure, "Wild China" is a series of journeys through four startlingly different landscapes, each based around the travels of a real historical character. With splendour, scale and romance, Wild China lifts the veil on the world's most enigmatic and magnificent country, delving into its vibrant habitats to reveal a land of unbelievable natural complexity. Journey across China from the glittering peaks of the Himalayas to the barren steppe, the sub-Arctic to the tropical islands, through deserts both searingly hot and mind-numbingly cold and see, in pioneering images, a dazzling array of mysterious, beautiful, wild and rare creatures. --Amazon.com
Australia the Beautiful
From ancient, misty forests to canyons that conceal secrets from the age of dinosaurs, from pristine lakes to majestic peaks, and from sophisticated cities to some of the world's greatest wilderness areas, experience all of Australia's dramatic contrasts, dazzling wildlife, and glorious landscapes few visitors are privileged to see.
Passionate nature: Alfred Caldwell's Chicago parks by
Publication Date: 2006
"Alfred Caldwell, Illinois architect, educator, landscape architect, poet, and historian (1903-1998), fought to make people aware of the need for contact with nature, even in the middle of cities. He inspired architectural students and prodded city officials for almost seventy years, interpretating and applying the revolutionary concepts of his mentors: Jens Jensen, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Mies van der Rohe." -Lost and Found Productions
Featured are the parks he designed in Chicago during the Depression, and the restoration and renaming of the Lily Pool in Lincoln Park in Caldwell's honor.