Tree Gardens by Gina Crandell
Architecture and the Forest

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From their early use as protective shelter to the felling of thousands of trees to harvest wood and create farmland, to more recent attempts at conservation, trees remain one of mankind's greatest resources. But aside from their purely practical uses, trees are appreciated for their beauty and have long served as important elements in designed landscapes. Tree Gardens is the first book to focus on what author Gina Crandell calls the "largest living architectural structures"—masses of trees that form expressive spaces on sites all over the world. Each case study—from the grand park at Versailles, to New York City's 9/11 Memorial Forest—explains how the scale, context, species, and spacing of trees on a particular site establish its expressive structure. Featuring engaging text and beautiful images, this much-needed book combines useful how-to aspects of tree planting with theoretical discourse on tree garden design and will be an important resource for students, landscape architects, and horticulturists alike.
 

About Gina Crandell

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Brookline, MA-based landscape architecture professor Gina Crandell was the Farrand Visiting Professor in Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2007 after teaching for many years at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the Rhode Island School of Design
 
Published March 12, 2013 by Princeton Architectural Press. 165 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Landscape architect Crandell (Nature Pictorialized: The View in Landscape History) presents case studies of 15 outstanding parks in which tree groups form a major part of the design. Some are ancient, like André Le Nôtre's Versailles, but the majority are modern. Most are located in Europe, thoug...

Jun 15 2013 | Read Full Review of Tree Gardens: Architecture an...

Landscape architect Crandell (Nature Pictorialized: The View in Landscape History) presents case studies of 15 outstanding parks in which tree groups form a major part of the design. Some are ancient, like André Le Nôtre's Versailles, but the majority are modern. Most are located in Europe, thoug...

Jun 15 2013 | Read Full Review of Tree Gardens: Architecture an...

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