mar 28 2014

Libri segnalazioni

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  • André Gayraud, Cornus: una monografia tutta dedicata a questo genere di arbusti e alberi. 50 euro

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    The austere, enigmatic rock gardens of Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital, have never ceased to fascinate garden lovers. Weather-beaten rocks set in an expanse of white sand raked into geometric patterns challenge the idea of a garden as a space chiefly dedicated to the cultivation and appreciation of plants. How did the taste for this kind of garden arise? What do the stones represent? Why aren’t there more flowers? This book sets out to answer questions such as these. It explores the Zen characteristics of these gardens, and discusses the impact Zen Buddhism has had on the Japanese way of looking at the natural world. The book considers how these gardens can be seen as artistic representations of Zen consciousness, reflecting the longing for religious enlightenment. This book also shows how key traditional concepts, such as that of using the confined space of a garden to create a landscape in miniature, were reinterpreted in Zen temple gardens. It explores how they make use of traditional imagery, such as those of mountain and sea, and how they reflect that acute sensitivity to the passage of time and the changing of the seasons which characterizes so many other Japanese garden styles. Richly illustrated with newly commissioned photography by Alex Ramsay, this book covers important examples of Japanese Zen temple gardens from the fourteenth century through to the twentieth century. It appeals to readers who are interested in gardens, garden design and garden history, as well as in Zen Buddhism and Zen aesthetics. It also serves as a useful reference book for travellers planning a trip to Japan to visit the country’s temples. Pagg. 208, cm 29×29, rilegato. Pagg. 224, cm 24×29, rilegato. Euro 45  
    Aimed at prospective and new students, this book gives a comprehensive introduction to the nature and practice of landscape architecture, the professional skills required and the latest developments. After discussing the history of the profession, the book explains the design process through principles such as hierarchy, human scale, unity, harmony, asymmetry, colour, form and texture. It looks at how design is represented through both drawing and modelling, and through digital techniques such as CAD and the use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems). This is followed by an examination of project management and landscape management techniques. Finally, the book explores educational and employment opportunities and the future of the profession in the context of climate change and sustainability. Illustrated with international examples of completed projects, Landscape Architecture provides an invaluable, one-stop resource for anyone considering study or a career in this field. Pagg. 208, cm 22×26, brossura Euro 34  
    R. SILVA
    Presenting over thirty gardens and landscapes located across Brazil, from the coast to the hills, from the cities to the jungle, New Brazilian Gardens offers an exciting and vibrant overview of current practice by designers hardly known outside the country. Newly available in paperback, this publication gives new insights into the debate about design versus horticulture and provides an extensive resource for every form of gardener. Pagg. 192, cm 25×27, brossura. Euro 29  
    ROUE T. ET O.
    Stars de l’automne et de l’hiver, les camélias sont d’une diversité inouïe. Tout aussi adaptés aux grands jardins de sous-bois qu’aux patios en ville, la culture en pots ou en bacs leur convient également très bien. Dans ce livre, Thomas et Olivier Roué, éminents producteurs de camélias en Bretagne, nous détaillent les éléments clé pour réussir leur culture et dévoilent un choix pertinent des 120 meilleures variétés d’aujourd’hui (toutes illustrées) pour profiter de leurs superbes floraisons depuis septembre jusqu’en mai. Pagg. 160, cm 17×22, brossura. Euro 22,50    
    Écrit à 4 mains, par un pépiniériste spécialiste des fougères et un botaniste qui les a étudiées dans leurs milieux naturels, Fougères rustiques pour le jardin est un ouvrage vraiment complet qui traite à la fois des aspects botaniques et de la culture des fougères au jardin. Très illustré l’ouvrage propose des conseils de plantation, des idées d’associations et la description complète et détaillée de plus de 90 espèces adaptées à nos jardins. Fougères rustiques pour le jardin donne toutes les informations nécessaires à leur culture et met en évidence l’éventail de formes et de couleurs offertes par ces plantes encore trop méconnues des jardiniers, qui offrent pourtant de nombreuses possibilités d’associations et qui sont incontournables dans les jardins ombragés. Pagg. 222, cm 17×22, brossura.
    AA. VV.
    Clever…valuable introduction to the study of plant science.’ – Gardeners Illustrated RHS Botany for Gardeners is more than just a useful reference book on the science of botany and the language of horticulture – it is a practical, hands-on guide that will help gardeners understand how plants grow, what affects their performance, and how to get better results. Illustrated throughout with beautiful botanical prints and simple diagrams, RHS Botany for Gardeners provides easy-to-understand explanations of over 3,000 botanical words and terms, and show how these can be applied to everyday gardening practice. For easy navigation, the book is divided into thematic chapters covering everything from Plant Pests, and further subdivided into useful headings such as ‘Seed Sowing’ and ‘Pruning’. ‘Botany in Action’ boxes provide instantly accessible practical tips and advice, and feature spreads profile the remarkable individuals who collected, studied and illustrated the plants that we grow today. Aided by this book, gardeners will unlock the wealth of information that lies within the intriguing world of botanical science – and their gardens will thrive as a result. This is the perfect gift for any gardener. Contents Includes…The Plant kingdom Growth, Form and Function Inner Workings Reproduction The Beginning of Life External Factors Pruning Botany and the Senses Pest, Diseases and Disorders Botanists and Botanical Illustration …And Much More! Pagg. 224, cm 18×23, rilegato.
    Euro 23     Euro 27  
    Quando ci sediamo su una panchina in cerca di un momento di riposo o per godere della vista di un paesaggio, quasi mai ci rendiamo conto di quanto questo oggetto, in apparenza banale e insignificante, funzioni come una vera e propria macchina visiva, «intelligente e visionaria», in grado di farci comprendere la realtà che abitiamo. Obbedendo a una semplice quanto efficace strategia visiva, la panchina, mentre apparta dal flusso del mondo, crea situazioni e paesaggi particolari, insegna, suscita, cita. Orienta il nostro sguardo e modella il nostro stato d’animo. Michael Jakob ci guida in un viaggio sorprendente attraverso i giardini e le epoche, dalla Toscana rinascimentale alla Francia del Settecento, dalla Russia degli anni Venti ai paesaggi industriali della contemporaneità, provando a ricostruire le molteplici vite di un’entità desueta: dalle panchine reali, come le «panche di via» di Firenze o Pienza e quelle stravaganti di Bomarzo, a quelle letterarie (Rousseau, Stifter, Sartre), artistiche (Manet, Monet, Van Gogh, Liebermann) o cinematografiche (Vertov, Antonioni). Un saggio di cultura visuale colto e raffinato, accessibile – per il fascino dei temi, l’originalità dell’impostazione, l’eleganza della scrittura e la ricchezza dell’apparato iconografico – anche al lettore curioso. Pagg. 250, cm 14×21, brossura.Euro 28      

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