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Architecture: Landscape Architecture

This guide presents resources on various aspects of architecture including history, theory, design and technology.

A Note on SU Library's Landscape Architecture Holdings:

Because there are no specific courses on landscape architecture offered through Syracuse University, our library primarily collects books and resources on the history of landscapes and gardens, overviews of design, and general theory on landscape design.  The Architecture Reading Room has a limited collection of these books, which primarily are shelved under call number SB


For more extensive and in depth holdings on other aspects of landscape architecture, refer to Moon Library on the SUNY ESF campus.

Notable Landscape Architects

Hadford, Miles, Robert Harling, and Leonie Highton. British Gardeners: A Biographical Dictionary. London: Zwemmer, 1980. (Bird 4th Floor, Fine Arts Reference - SB61 .H3)

Imbert, Dorothee. Between Garden and City: Jean Canneel-Claes and Landscape Modernism. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009. (ARR - SB470 C356 I43 2009)

Kelly, Bruce, Gail Travis Guillet, and Mary Ellen W. Hern. Art of the Olmsted Landscape. New York: The Arts Publisher, 1981. (ARR - AB470 O5 K441 1981)

Nicolin, Pierluigi and Francesco Repishti, eds. Dictionary of Today’s Landscape Designers. Milan: Skira, 2003. (Bird 4th Floor, Fine Arts Reference - SB469.37 .D53 2003) 

Simpson, Jeffrey. Art of the Olmsted Landscape: His Works in New York City. New York: The Arts Publisher, 1981. (ARR - AB470 O5 K441 1981)


General Reference

Curl, James Stevens. A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. (ARR reserve - NA31 .C864 2006) (also available online via Oxford Reference)

Morrow, Baker H. A Dictionary of Landscape Architecture. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1987. (Sci/Tech - SB469.25 .M67 1987)

General Survey of Landscape Architecture

1000x Landscape Architecture. Berlin: Verlagshaus Braun, 2009. (ARR - OVERSIZE SB 472 A14 2009)

Thompson, Ian, Torben Dam, and Jens Balsby Nielsen, eds. European Landscape Architecture: Best Practice in Detailing. New York: Routledge, 2007. (ARR – SB470.55 E85 E86 2007)

Van Uffelen, Chris. Collection: Landscape Architecture. Berlin: Braun Publishing AG, 2009. (ARR reserve - SB472 U34 2009)

Contemporary Landscape

Amidon, Jane. Radical Landscapes: Reinventing Outdoor Space. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2001. (ARR - SB472 A53 2001)

Campbell, Katie. Icons of Twentieth-Century Landscape Design. London: Frances Lincoln Limited Publishers, 2006. (ARR – SB470.5 C35 2006)

Imbert, Dorothee. The Modernist Garden in France. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1993. (ARR – SB470.55 F8 I43 1993)

Martignoni, Jimena. Latinscapes: Landscape as Raw Material. Barcelona: Editorial Gustavo Gili, 2008. (ARR – SB470.55 L29 M37 2008)

Treib, Marc, ed. Modern Landscape Architecture: A Critical Review. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1993. (ARR – SB469.23 M64 1993)

Historical Gardens

Gotheim, Marie Luise Schroeter. A History of Garden Art. London: J.M. Dent, 1928. (ARR - SB451 .G613 v.2)  v. 1 available in Bird and Sci/Tech

Mosser, Monique and Georges Teyssot, eds. The Architecture of Western Gardens. Cambridge, MA: MIT press, 1991. (ARR – SB466 E9 A7313 1991) 



Keswick, Maggie. The Chinese Garden: History, Art & Architecture. New York: Rizzoli, 1978. (ARR – SB457.55 K47 1978)


Clark, H.F. The English Landscape Garden. Gloucester, England: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1980. (ARR – SB457.6 C55 1980)



Adams, William Howard. The French Garden 1500-1800. New York: George Brazilier, 1979. (ARR – SB457.65 A32)

Berger, Robert W. In the Garden of the Sun King: Studies on the Park of Versailles Under Louis XIV. Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1985. (ARR – SB466 F83 P737 1985)

Pean, Prosper. Jardins de France. Paris: A. Vincent, 1925. (ARR reserve – OVERSIZE SB466 F8 P4 1925 v.1-2) Two volumes.

Woodbridge, Kenneth. Princely Gardens: The Origins and Development of the French Formal Style.  New York: Rizzoli, 1986. (ARR – SB457.65 W66 1986)



Chatfield, Judith. The Classic Italian Garden. New York: Rizzoli, 1991. (ARR – 457.85 C36 1991)

Lazzaro, Claudia. The Italian Renaissance Garden. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1990. (ARR – SB457.85 L39 1990)

Shepherd, J.C. and G.A. Jellicoe. Italian Gardens of the Renaissance. London: Alec Tiranti Ltd., 1953. (ARR – SB466 I8 S5 1953)



Kirby, Rosina Greene. Mexican Landscape Archtiecture: From the Street and From Within. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 1972. (ARR – SB477 M6 K57)


United States

Zapatka, Christian. The American Landscape. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1996. (ARR – SB470.53 Z3713 1996)


Landscape Construction

Hopper, Leonard J., ed. Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2007. (ARR reserve - SB472 L36 2007)

McLeod, Virginia. Detail in Contemporary Landscape Architecture. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2008. (ARR reserve - SB476.4 M35 2008)

Zimmerman, Astrid, ed. Constructing Landscape: Materials, Techniques, Structural Components. Boston: Birkhauser, 2009. (ARR - OVERSIZE SB472.3 C66 2009)

Theory and Writings on Landscape

Colafranceschi, Daniela. Landscape + 100 Words to Inhabit It. Barcelona: Editorial Gustavo Gili, 2007. (ARR - SB472 C64 2007)

Gali-Izard, Teresa. The Same Landscapes: Ideas and Interpretations. Barcelona: Editorial Gustavo Gili, 2005. (ARR - SB472.45 G355 2005)

Galofaro, Luca. Art as an Approach to Contemporary Landscape. Barcelona: Editorial Gustavo Gili, 2007. (ARR - SB472.45 G35 2007)

Wrede, Stuart and WIlliam Howard Adams, eds. Denatured Visions: Landscape and Culture in the Twentieth Century. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1991. (ARR - SB470.5 D46 1991)


Special Issues: 

"Landscape Architecture - Strategies for the Construction of Landscape."  

2G International Architecture Review; 1997, n.3 (ARR rserve - NA673 A12 no.3 1997/3)


"Architecture and Water Space."

Process: Architecture; No.24 (ARR - NA1 P67 1981)



Titles housed in the Architecture Reading Room:

Landscape Architecture: A Quarterly Magazine

Moon Library Periodicals - L337

v.1 - current



Current issues in ARR

Bird 4th Floor - NA1 S33



Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes

Current issues in ARR

Sci/Tech Library – SB469 J68

v.18 - current



Electronic Resources:

Green Places

available online 2003-current


Landscape Design (Journal of the Institute of Landscape Architects)

Moon Library Periodicals – L343

v.121-128; v.133-306 cancelled


Landscape Journal

Moon Library Periodicals – L345



Landscape and Urban Planning

Moon Library Periodicals L334

 v.13 (1986) – v.57 (2001)  


See Moon Library Periodicals for other titles, including:

Journal of Landscape Architecture

Moon Library Periodicals – J536

v. 2006, n.1 - current



Moon Library Periodicals - L332 / Bird 3rd Floor – G1 L2

v.1 (1951) – v.32 (1994) ceased


Landscape Architecture News Digest (LAND)

Moon Library Periodicals – L3261

v.28-36; v.42


Landscape Planning

Moon Library Periodicals – L348



Landscape Review

Moon Library Periodicals – L3516



The Princeton Journal

Bird 4th Floor, Fine Arts Limited Access - NA1 P69



Topos: European Landscape

Moon Library Periodicals –T626

no.14-65; no.68 - current