This page will be updated as I reference sources in my posts.

Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design Theory

Alexander, Christopher, Sara Ishikawa, and Murray Silverstein. 1977. A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction. New York: Oxford University Press.

Bloomer, Kent and Charles Moore. [1977] 1997. “Body, Memory and Architecture. In Theories and Manifestoes of Contemporary Architecture , eds. by Charles Jencks and Karl Kropft. West Sussex: Wiley-Academy, 71-74.

Bognar, Botond. 1985. “A Phenomenological Approach to Architecture and Its Teaching in the Design Studio.” In Dwelling, Place, and Environment: Towards a Phenomenology of Person and World, edited by David Seamon and Robert Mugerauer, 183–97. Dordrecht, Netherlands: M. Nijhoff.

Corner, James. [1991] 2002. “Theory in Crisis.” In Theory in Landscape Architecture, ed. by Simon Swaffield. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 20-21.

Jacobs, Jane. 1961. The Death and Life of Great American Cities. New York: Vintage Books.

Jellicoe, Geoffrey and Susan. 1975. Landscape of Man. London: Thames and Hudson Ltd.

McHarg, Ian. 1969. Design with Nature. New York: Natural History Press.  

Moore, Charles W., William J. Mitchell, and William Turnbill, Jr. 1988. The Poetics of Gardens. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Norberg-Schulz, Christian . 1979. Genius Loci: Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture. New York: Rizzoli.

Spirn, Anne Whiston. 1998. The Language of Landscape. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Swaffield, Simon, ed. 2002. Theory in Landscape Architecture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Treib, Marc, ed. 1993. Modern Landscape Architecture: A Critical Review. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Williams, Ron. 2014. Landscape Architecture in Canada. Montreal: Mcgill-Queens University Press.

Nature, Culture, and Environmentalism

Braun, Bruce. 2002. The Intemperate Forest: Nature, Culture, and Power on Canada’s West Coast. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Cronon, William. 1995. “The Trouble with Wilderness; or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature.” In Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature, ed. by William Cronon. New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 69-90.

de Certeau, Michel. 1984. The Practice of Everyday Life. Berkely, CA: University of California Press.

Evernden, Neil. 1986. The Natural Alien: Humankind and the Environment. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Williams, Raymond. 1976. “Nature.” In Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society. London: Fontana Press.

Wilson, Alexander. 1991. The Culture of Nature: North American Landscape from Disney to the Exxon Valdez. Toronto: Between the Lines.

Place and Geography

Casey, Edward S. 1993. Getting Back into Place: Toward a Renewed Understanding of the Place-World. Studies in Continental Thought. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Relph, Edward. 1981. Rational Landscapes and Humanistic Geography. Croom Helm Series in Geography and Environment. London: Croom Helm.

Tuan, Yi-Fu. 1974. Topophilia: A Study of Environmental Perception, Attitudes, and Values. New York: Columbia University Press.

Tuan, Yi-Fu. 1977. Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Memory and Nostalgia

Casey, Edward. 2000. Remembering: A Phenomenological Study. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Daniel Schacter, Searching for Memory: The Brain, the Mind, and the Past, (New York: Basic Books, 1996)

Duro, Paul. 2012. “‘A Disturbance of Memory’: Travel, Recollection, and the Experience of Place.” In Rhetoric, Remembrance, and Visual Form: Sighting Memory, eds. by Anne Teresa Demo and Bradford Vivian, 49-66. New York: Routledge.

Kaplan, Caren. 1996. “‘This Question of Moving’: Modernist Exile / Postmodern Tourism,” In Questions of Travel: Postmodern Discourses of Displacement. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Naguib, Saphinaz-Amal Williksen. 2010. “Egypt in View: Postcards of Nostalgia.” In Reveries of Home: Nostalgia, Authenticity and the Performance, eds. by Solrun Williksen and Nigel Rapport, 109-123. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars.


Abram, David. 1997. The Spell of the Sensuous. New York: Vintage Books.

Bachelard, Gaston. 1969. The Poetics of Space. Translated by Maria Jolas. Beacon Paperback. Boston: Beacon Press.

Griffero, Tonino. 2010. Atmospheres: Aesthetics of Emotional Spaces. Translated by Sarah De Sanctis. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing Limited.

Heidegger, Martin. 1971. Poetry, Language, Thought. Translated by Albert Hofstadter. Harper Colophon Books ; CN430. New York: Harper Perennial.

Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. 1945. Phenomenology of Perception. Routledge Classics. London: Routledge.

Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. 1968. The Visible and the Invisible: Followed by Working Notes. Edited by Claude Lefort. Translated by Alphonso Lingis. Northwestern University Studies in Phenomenology & Existential Philosophy. Evanston [Ill.]: Northwestern University Press.

Tilley, Christopher Y. 1994. A Phenomenology of Landscape: Places, Paths, and Monuments. Explorations in Anthropology. Oxford: Berg.

Landscape Representation and Aesthetics

Burke, Edmund. (1757) 1998. A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, and Other Pre-Revolutionary Writings. Edited by David Womersley.  London: Penguin Books.

Crandell, Gina. 1993. Nature Pictorialized: “The View” in Landscape History. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press.

Diffey, T.J. 1993. “Natural Beauty without Metaphysics.” In Landscape, Natural Beauty and the Arts, eds. Salim Kemal and Ivan Gaskell. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 43-64.

Gilpin, William. 1792. Three Essays: On Picturesque Beauty; On Picturesque Travel; and On Sketching Landscape: To Which Is Added a Poem, on Landscape Painting. London: printed for R. Blamire.

Hegel, G.W.F. 2004. Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics. Edited by M. J. Inwood. Translated by Bernard Bosanquet. London: Penguin Books.

Kant, Immanuel. (1790) 1952. The Critique of Judgement. Translated by James Creed Meredith. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Price, Uvedale. 1796. An Essay on the Picturesque, as Compared with the Sublime and Beautiful; and on the Use of Studying Pictures, for the Purpose of Improving Real Landscape. New edition. London: printed for J. Robson.

Materialism, Vitalism

Bennett, Jane. 2004. “Force of Things: Steps Towards an Ecology of Matter,” Political Theory 32.3: 347-372.

Edensor, Tim. 2010. “Aurora Landscapes: Affective Atmospheres of Light and Dark.” In Conversations with Landscapes, eds. Karl Benediktsson and Katrin Anna Lund. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 227-240.

Romanticism and 19th Century Landscape Art

Holmes, Richard. 2008. The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science. New York: Vintage Books.

Klonk, Charlotte. 1996. Science and the Perception of Nature: British Landscape Art in the Late Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Koerner, Joseph Leo. 2009. Caspar David Friedrich and the Subject of Landscape. London: Reaktion Books.

Petra, Halkes, Petra. 2006. Aspiring to the Landscape: On Painting and the Subject of Nature. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Richards, Robert J. 2002. The Romantic Conception of Life: Science and Philosophy in the Age of Goethe. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Ruskin, John. 1987. Modern Painters. Edited by David Barrie. New York: Knopf.

Schrade, Hubert. 1977. German Romantic Painting. New York: H.N. Abrams.

Spencer-Longhurst, Paul. Moonrise over Europe: J.C. Dahl and Romantic Landscape. London: Philip Wilson.

Vaughan, William. 1978. Romantic Art. New York: Oxford University Press.

Veen, Ernst W. 2008. Caspar David Friedrich & the German Romantic Landscape. Aldershot, U.K: Lund Humphries.

Veith, Gene Edward. 2001. Painters of Faith: The Spiritual Landscape in Nineteenth-Century America. Washington, DC: Regnery Pub.

Wordsworth, Jonathan, Michael Jaye, and Robert Woof. 1987. William Wordsworth and the Age of English Romanticism. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.


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