250 Things a Landscape Architect Should Know (ed. B. Cannon Ivers; Birkhäuser, 2021) chrystallizes the essence of landscape architecture. Contributions by e.g. Kirsten Bauer, Petra Blaisse, James Corner, Adriaan Geuze, Kate Orff, Peter Walker, Kongjian Yu, and many others. The book is a follow-up of Two Hundred Fifty Things and Architect Should Know by the same author. The production of the book was prompted by the tragic passing of Michael Sorking, the inimitable urbanist, theorist and architecture critic.
What knowledge is indispensable for the landscape architect? The answers to this question are as diverse as landscape architecture itself.
In this book 50 landscape architects from Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia each give five responses. These include practitioners and teachers, young start-ups as well as internationally established firms.
The publication illustrates the complex and dynamic nature of the discipline, and presents a diverse cross-section of the core expertise of this field. At the same time, it allows the reader to trace the individual attitudes into which geographical conditions, social contexts and political circumstances flow.
Each of the 250 statements is presented on a double page and illustrated by a picture.
The text is in English. The book is richly illustrated with colour photos.