This page is a bibliography of key encyclopedias, dictionaries, and miscellaneous landscape architecture reference materials. Use these to define an unfamiliar word or landscape type, to learn about a particular landscape site or designer, or even to find a specific bibliography on a topic.
Use dictionaries and glossaries to verify concepts, terminology, definitions and spelling. Specialized dictionaries give the history and illustrations of building elements.
For basic landscape architecture dictionaries see Landscape Architecture Reference Sources.
General Histories and Surveys provide an overview and the context of a topic, with dates, locations, special sites, and the names of architects or designers. They usually include bibliographies. Use the subject headings in the Searching Tips tab to locate additional titles.
To find information about specific places, look at the journals or yearbooks of the local landscape architecture societies.