Communications Award of Merit
New Conversations with An Old Landscape: Landscape
Architecture in Contemporary Australia
Catherin Bull, ASLA, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria,
The Images Publishing
A beautifully presented assemblage showing the great diversity
of works of landscape architecture. High quality photography and
clear text reveal the beauty and diversity of the natural and
man-made landscape of Australia. . . Presented for a wide audience.
. . Easy to read in-depth or casually browse.
Professional Awards Jury Comments
This work addresses the need for the landscape architecture profession
to communicate its activities to a broad audience, including: architects,
engineers, and planners; decision makers and clients, including
various levels of government and development companies; and non-technical
readers with an interest in the quality of our landscapes. As the
first book dedicated to the work of landscape architects in Australia,
it also provides a conceptual framework or theoretical "starting
point" for the profession, a basic introductory text for incoming
students, and an introduction to the issues and pre-occupations
that shape the profession.