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.

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.

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.

Nature, Culture, and Environmentalism

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.

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

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


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

Landscape Representation and Aesthetics

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.

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.


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