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Landscape Architecture Resources: Finding Books

Landscape Architecture Resources is a collective of research guides consisting of selective list of landscape and landscape architecture resources.

Book Reviews

Book reviews are critical analyses of a published material. They are generally found in journals and newspapers. Keep in mind that only a very small percentage of books are ever reviewed. The sources listed below include book reviews on architecture, city planning and landscape architecture. They are usually available in the Environmental Design Library or the University of California, Berkeley Libraries. For best results, search for book reviews within five years of the date of publication. You may have to search multiple sources to locate a review of the book you have selected. Entries listed here are in alphabetical order, not arranged in a priority order, and they include a description of why the index is relevant to environmental design and specific directions on how to find reviews.

Before you begin, identify the author's name, or the book title, and the year of publication. Once you have found the review(s), note the complete citation. Check to see if it is available in full text; if not, search the title of the journal cited in OskiCat or Melvyl. For further assistance, consult the Environmental Design Library's reference staff.

Here is a selection of journals that usually contain landscape architecture book reviews. Recent print journal issues are shelved in the unbound periodicals and older issues are shelved in the bound periodicals stacks. All online journals are available for UCB Only.

Search Terms

Here are some selected subject terms which you can use to search for subjects in the library catalogs, and which may also be helpful in searching periodical indexes. Search for names of specific building materials or specific types of garden structures, e.g.:Arcades (Architecture); try combining terms, e.g.: landscape gardening AND streets. Most of these headings can be modified with addition of some useful stock phrases, e.g.: Case studies; Design & construction; Environmental aspects; Handbooks, manuals; Standards.
 
Construction Materials: 
Bricks 
Building, Iron and steel 
Building materials 
Building stone 
Building stones 
Building, Terra-cotta 
Building, Wooden 
Concrete 
Green products 
Metal-work 
Stone in landscape gardening 
Tiles 
Wood 
Wood waste--Recycling 
 
Construction Methods: 
Architectural drawing--Detailing 
Architecture--Details 
Building 
Building sites, Planning 
Construction industry--Standards 
Landscape architecture 
Landscape architecture--Standards 
Landscape construction--Standards 
Landscape gardening 
Structural design
 
Landscape Structures: 
Arbors 
Art metal-work 
Awnings 
Benches 
Bus stops 
Constructed wetlands 
Fences 
Follies (Architecture) 
Fountains 
Furniture 
Garden lighting 
Garden ornaments and furniture 
Garden structures 
Gates 
Hand-railing 
Lampposts 
Landscape architecture for the physically handicapped 
Outdoor furniture 
Outdoor lighting 
Paths 
Patios 
Pavements, Brick 
Pergolas 
Playgrounds 
Ponds 
Ramps (Walkways) 
Recreation areas 
Retaining walls 
Roadside rest areas 
Sanitary landfills 
Signs and signboards 
Staircases 
Stairs 
Stormwater retention basins 
Street furniture 
Street lamps 
Street lighting 
Streets--Accessories 
Swimming pools 
Trellises 
Walls

Databases for Book Beviews

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