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Roof Gardens: History, Design, and Construction

by Theodore H. Osmundson (Author)

Editorial Reviews

An authoritative work on transforming neglected urban space into valuable real
estate.... A practical, creative and stimulating book that is bound to make a
difference. -- John 0. Simmonds, American Society of Landscape Architects

Product Description
A lavishly illustrated study of gardens built on the roofs of buildings. The
first comprehensive hook in English about roof gardens, this survey includes a
history of roof gardens, which date back to the hanging gardens of
Nebuchadnezzar; summarizes contemporary design principles; details the
techniques used in constructing durable and safe gardens; and gives guidelines
for the selection of plants, planting procedures, and maintenance Sixty major
projects from around the world are shown in color making the hook an important
resource for designers and planners.

Product Details

Hardcover: 318 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (November 1997)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0393730123



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