Nadia Amoroso is the editor of the vitally important trio of Representing Landscapes series: Representing Landscapes: A Visual Collection of Landscape Architecture Drawings (New York: Routledge, 2012); Representing Landscapes: Digital (New York: Routledge, 2015); and Representing Landscapes: Hybrid (New York: Routledge, 2016).
The two most notable books on landscape representation theory are Clemens Steenbergen, Composing Landscapes: Analysis, Typology and Experiments for Design (New York: Birkhäuser Architecture, 2008), and Marc Treib, ed., Representing Landscape Architecture (New York: Taylor & Francis, 2008). James Corner has also published numerous essays on the power and agency of landscape representation, all republished in a new compilation of his writings. See “Section 2: Representation and Creativity,” in The Landscape Imagination: Collected Essays of James Corner, 1990–2010, ed. James Corner and Alison Hirsch (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2014), 133–279. Over the last decade, there has been a rich body of work that demonstrates representational tools and methods. A small sampling of these include Paul Cureton, Strategies for Landscape Representation: Digital and Analogue Techniques (New York: Routledge, 2017); Bradley Cantrell and Justin Holzman, Responsive Landscapes: Strategies for Responsive Technologies in Landscape Architecture (New York: Routledge, 2016); Bradley Cantrell and Wes Michaels, Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture: Contemporary Techniques and Tools for Digital Representation in Site Design, 2nd ed. (New York: Wiley, 2015); Bradley Cantrell and Natalie Yates, Modeling the Environment: Techniques and Tools for the 3D Illustration of Dynamic Landscapes (New York: Wiley, 2012); and Elke Martens, Visualizing Landscape Architecture (Basel: Birkhäuser Verlag, 2010). Numerous publications examine particular landscape graphic traditions in depth. Most pertinent are Chip Sullivan, Cartooning the Landscape (Charlottesville, University of Virginia Press, 2016); Jill Desimini and Charles Waldheim, eds., Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2016); and Charles Waldheim and Andrea Hansen, eds., Composite Landscapes (Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2015). Additionally, there is a body of literature that deftly explores the production of construction documents as a visualization technique for our discipline. Two important examples are Sabrina Wilk, Construction and Design Manual: Drawing for Landscape Architecture, 2nd ed. (Berlin: DOM Publishers, 2016), and Astrid Zimmermann, Constructing Landscape: Materials, Techniques, Structural Components (Basel: Birkhäuser, 2015)
Pierre Bélanger, “The Multimedia Language of Models,” in Platform 6 (Barcelona: Actar, 2013), v.
How to Cite this Article: Cooper, Danika. Review of Representing Landscapes, by Nadia Amoroso. JAE Online. December 7, 2017. https://jaeonline.org/issue-article/representing-landscapes/.