Making Landscape Architecture in Australia
This book on the history of landscape architecture in Australia, the first of its kind, profiles the people who have shaped the nation's landscape.
This book on the history of landscape architecture in Australia, the first of its kind, profiles the people who have shaped the nation's landscape and forged a profession: designers, architects, public servants and activists.
Using archival images and plans, Andrew Saniga recounts milestones including the creation of Melbourne's public parks and gardens, the landscaping of Canberra's open spaces, the design of infrastructure in Western Australia, and the reclaiming of Sydney's harbour foreshores.
Making Landscape Architecture in Australia tells the story of the battles fought over the right to determine the distinctive shapes and forms of the landscapes that make Australian cities.
In an excerpt from the book, Andrew explains, "This book is about those who design landscape. The focus is on landscape architects but the story extends far beyond the profession itself: it is a story that is, ultimately, connected to the everyday worlds of people who experience landscape."
Link to story in The Age (June 7, 2013) Exploring Melbourne's underlying landscape
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