Books by ASLA Members

Landscape Architecture


Books by ASLA Members

Books by ASLA Members

Landscape architecture design and coffee table books, histories and analyses.
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Accidental Wilderness

Accidental Wilderness: The Origins and Ecology of Toronto’s Tommy Thompson Park: The Origins and Ecology of Toronto's Tommy Thompson Park / Walter H. Kehm (University of Toronto, 2020).

Anatomy of a Park

Anatomy of a Park: Essentials of Recreation Area Planning and Design / Donald J. Molnar (Long Grove, Illinois : Waveland Press Inc., 2015).

Art of Landscape Detail

The Art of Landscape Detail: Fundamentals, Practices, and Case Studies / Niall Kirkwood (New York : Wiley & Sons, 1999).

Basic Elements

Basic Elements of Landscape Architectural Design / Norman K. Booth (Prospect Heights, Ill. : Waveland Press, 1990).

Be Seated

Be Seated / Laurie Olin (Novato, Calif. : Applied Research & Design, 2017).

Becoming a Landscape Architect

Becoming a Landscape Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design / Kelleann Foster (Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2010).

Book of Landscape Gardening

Book of Landscape Gardening (1926) (American Society of Landscape Architects Centennial Reprint) / F. A. Waugh; Library of American Landscape History. (Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press : in association with Library of American Landscape History, 2007).

Connection to Nature

Connection to Nature at the Building Edge: Towards a Therapeutic Architecture for Dementia Care Environments / Garuth Chalfont (Saarbrücken, Germany : LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011).

Design and Play

Design & Play: Imagination Needs Places to Thrive / Sam Aquillano and Amanda Hawkins (Boston: Design Museum Foundation, 2017).

Design for Nature in Dementia Care

Design for Nature in Dementia Care / Garuth Chalfont (Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015).

Design with Culture

Design with Culture: Claiming America's Landscape Heritage / Charles A Birnbaum; Mary V Hughes (Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2005).

Design with Nature

Design with Nature / Ian L McHarg (New York : John Wiley & Sons, 2005).

Designing Outdoor Environments for Children

Designing Outdoor Environments for Children: Landscaping School Yards, Gardens and Playgrounds / Lolly Tai (New York : McGraw-Hill, 2006).

Designing Small Parks

Designing Small Parks: A Manual for Addressing Social and Ecological Concerns / Ann Forsyth; Laura Musacchio; Frank Fitzgerald (Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2005).

Detailing for Landscape Architects

Detailing for Landscape Architects: Aesthetics, Function, Constructibility / Tom Ryan; Edward Allen; Patrick Rand (Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2011).

Digital Land

Digital Land: Integrating Technology into the Land Planning Process / James L. Sipes; Mark S. Lindhult (Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2007).

From Art to Landscape

From Art to Landscape: Unleashing Creativity in Garden Design / W. Gary Smith (Portland, Ore. : Timber Press, 2010).

From Eye to Heart

From Eye to Heart: Exterior Spaces Explored and Explained / Jon Burley and Patricia Machemer (Cognella, 2015).

Graphic Standards Field Guide to Hardscape

Graphic Standards Field Guide to Hardscape / Leonard J. Hopper (Hoboken, N.J : John Wiley, 2010).

Graphic Standards Field Guide to Softscape

Graphic Standards Field Guide to Softscape / Leonard J. Hopper (Hoboken, N.J : John Wiley, 2010).

Green Trees and Sam

Green Trees and Sam: A Landscape Architecture Story / Shannon Gapp (Bolton & Menk, 2017).


Groundswell: Constructing the Contemporary Landscape / Peter Reed (New York : Museum of Modern Art, 2008).


Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture / Diana Balmori; Joel Sanders (New York : Monacelli Press, 2011).

Guide to Site Planning

A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction / Harvey M. Rubenstein (New York : John Wiley & Sons, 1996).

Healthy Environments

Healthy Environments, Healing Spaces: Practices and Directions in Health, Planning, and Design / Timothy Beatley, Carla L. Jone, and Reuben Rainey, eds. (University of Virginia, 2018).

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight: Theory and Practical Principles Employing Shadows for Creating Memorable Landscapes / Bruce Gary Sharky (Sentia, 2022).

How to start a home-based landscaping business

How to Start a Home-based Landscaping Business, 7th edition / Owen E. Dell (Lanham, Md. : Taylor Trade Publishing, 2015).

Ideal Landscapes

Ideal Landscapes the Deep Meaning of Feng Shui: Patterns of Biological and Cultural Genes / Kongjian Yu (ORO Editions, 2020).

Inhabiting the Sacred in Everyday Life

Inhabiting the Sacred in Everyday Life / Randolph T. Hester Jr. and Amber D. Nelson (George F. Thompson, 2019).

The Inspired Landscape

The Inspired Landscape: Twenty-One Leading Landscape Architects Explore the Creative Process / Susan Cohen (Portland, Ore. : Timber Press, 2015).

Irrigation fundamentals

Irrigation Fundamentals : An Applied Technology Text for Teaching Irrigation at the Intermediate Level / George H. Hargreaves; Gary P. Merkley (Highlands Ranch, Colo. : Water Resources Publication, LLC, 1998).

Is Landscape

Is Landscape...? : Essays on the Identity of Landscape / Gareth Doherty; Charles Waldheim (New York : Routledge, 2016).

K-12 Landscape Architecture Education

K-12 Landscape Architecture Education: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum Guide for Art, STEM and Vocational/Trade Educators / Arnaldo Cardona (Columbus, OH : Gatekeeper Press, 2021).

Landscape Architect's Portable Handbook

Landscape Architect's Portable Handbook / Nicholas T. Dines; Kyle D. Brown (New York : McGraw-Hill, 2001).

Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards

Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards / Leonard J. Hopper (Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2007).

Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards

Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards, Student Edition / Leonard J. Hopper (Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2007).

Landscape Architectural Research: Inquiry, Strategy, Design

Landscape Architectural Research: Inquiry, Strategy, Design / M. Elen Deming; Simon Swaffield (Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2011).

Landscape Architecture cover

Landscape Architecture, Fifth Edition: A Manual of Environmental Planning and Design / Barry W. Starke; John Ormsbee Simonds (New York : McGraw-Hill, 2013).

Landscape Architecture For Sea Level Rise

Landscape Architecture For Sea Level Rise: Innovative Global Solutions / Galen D. Newman and Zixu Qiao, eds. (New York : Routledge, 2022).

A Landscape Manifesto

A Landscape Manifesto / Diana Balmori (New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, 2010).

Large Parks

Large Parks / Julia Czerniak; George Hargreaves (New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2008).

Letting Play Bloom

Letting Play Bloom: Designing Nature-Based Risky Play for Children / Lolly Tai (Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2022).

Manufactured Sites

Manufactured Sites: Rethinking the Post-Industrial Landscape / Niall Kirkwood (London : Taylor and Francis, 2011).

My Kind of Countryside

My Kind of Countryside / Roger G. Courtenay (Chicago : the University of Chicago Press, 2010).

Nature in Play

Nature in Play: Measuring the Relationship of Nature and Unstructured Play through Case Studies / Lisa Horne (Lap Lambert Academic, 2010).

Nature Through A Hospital Window

Nature through a Hospital Window : The Therapeutic Benefits of Landscape in Architectural Design / Shan Jiang (Routledge, 2022).

The New Landscape Declaration

The New Landscape Declaration : A Call to Action for the Twenty-First Century / Landscape Architecture Foundation (Los Angeles : Rare Bird Books, 2017).

Porous Pavements

Porous Pavements / Bruce K. Ferguson (Boca Raton, Fla. : Taylor & Francis, 2005).

Preserving Modern Landscape Architecture II

Preserving Modern Landscape Architecture II: Making Postwar Landscapes Visible / Charles A. Birnbaum with Jane Brown Gillette and Nancy Slade (Washington, DC : Spacemaker Press, 2004).

Professional and Practical Considerations

Professional and Practical Considerations for Landscape Design / Steven L. Cantor (Oxford University Press, 2020).

The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture

The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture: A Complete Guide to Starting and Running Your Own Firm / Walter Rogers (Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2013).

Ready, Set, Practice

Ready, Set, Practice: Elements of Landscape Architecture Professional Practice / Bruce Sharky (New York : Wiley, 1994).

Recovering Landscape

Recovering Landscape: Essays in Contemporary Landscape Architecture / James Corner (New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2006).

Representing Landscape Architecture

Representing Landscape Architecture / Marc Treib (New York : Taylor & Francis, 2008).

Residential Landscape Architecture

Residential Landscape Architecture: Design Process for the Private Residence / Norman K. Booth; James E. Hiss (New York : Pearson, 2018).

Responsive Landscapes

Responsive Landscapes : Strategies for Responsive Technologies in Landscape Architecture / Bradley Cantrell and Justine Holzman (New York, NY : Routledge, 2016).

Sawyer / Berson

Sawyer / Berson: Houses and Landscapes / Brian Sawyer and John Berson (Rizzoli, 2023).

Schools That Heal

Schools That Heal: Design with Mental Health in Mind / Claire Latane (Washington, D.C. : Island Press, 2021).

Security and site design

Security and Site Design : A Landscape Architectural Approach to Analysis, Assessment, and Design Implementation / Leonard J. Hopper, Martha J. Droge (Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2005).

Site engineering for landscape architects

Site Engineering for Landscape Architects / Steven Strom, Kurt Nathan, Jake Woland (Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, 2013).

Site furnishings

Site Furnishings : A Complete Guide to the Planning, Selection and Use of Landscape Furniture and Amenities / Bill Main and Gail Greet Hannah (Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2010).

Site Planning: International Practice

Site Planning: International Practice / Gary Hack (MIT Press, 2018).


Sketches: Their Three Lives / José Juan Terrasa-Soler (Santurce, P.R. : blurb, 2021).

Spoils of Dust

The Spoils of Dust: Reinventing the Lake that Made Los Angeles / Alexander Robinson (Applied Research & Design, 2018).

Taking measures across the American landscape

Taking Measures Across the American Landscape / James Corner; Alex S. MacLean, photographs ; foreword by Michael Van Valkenburgh (New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, 1996).

Tangier Gardens

Tangier Gardens…out of the classroom into real life…via plant portals / Edward Flaherty (flahertylandcape, 2022).

Thinking about landscape architecture

Thinking about Landscape Architecture : Principles of a Design Profession for the 21st Century / Bruce Sharky (New York, NY : Routledge, 2016).

Thirtyfour Campgrounds

Thirtyfour Campgrounds / Martin Hogue (The MIT Press, 2016).

Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge : The History, Art, and Craft of an American Icon / Sarah Baker Munro ; with photographs by Aaron Johanson ; foreword by Richard Moe (Portland, Ore. : Timber Press, 2009).

Time-saver standards

Time-Saver Standards : Site Construction Details Manual / Nicholas T. Dines & Kyle D. Brown (New York : McGraw-Hill, 1999).

Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture

Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture, 2nd Edition / Charles W. Harris & Nicholas T. Dines (New York : McGraw-Hill, 1998).

Values in Landscape Architecture

Values in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design: Finding Center in Theory and Practice / M. Elen Deming, ed. (Louisiana State University Press, 2015).

Waterstained landscapes

Waterstained Landscapes : Seeing and Shaping Regionally Distinctive Places / Joan Woodward ; drawings by Kiku Kurahashi (Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000).

Weathering and durability

Weathering and Durability in Landscape Architecture : Fundamentals, Practices, and Case Studies / Niall Kirkwood (Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, 2004).

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