The Granite Garden
Urban Nature and Human Design
By (author) Anne Whiston Spirn
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Granite Garden by Anne Whiston Spirn
Book DescriptionThis award-winning book by a Harvard landscape architect proves how important it is to understand the natural settings of cities--their air, water, geology, plant, and animal life--to create better, more habitable urban environments.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465027064
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 20-Aug-1985
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Anne Whiston Spirn
Daring to Look, Paperback (September 2009)
When Lange was dismissed from the Farm Security Administration in 1939, her photos and field notes were consigned to archives. This work presents photos and captions from Dorothea Lange's fieldwork in California, the Pacific Northwest, and North Carolina. It sets them in the context of Lange's life, work, and struggle for critical recognition.
Language of Landscape, Paperback (August 2000)» View all books by Anne Whiston Spirn
This study suggests that the language of landscape exists with its own syntax, grammar, and metaphors, and that we imperil ourselves by failing to learn and speak this language. Spirn examines urban, rural and natural landscapes, and discusses the thought of renowned landscape authors.
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Author Biography - Anne Whiston Spirn
Anne Whiston Spirn is professor and chairman, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania.
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