Book Publications

Representing Landscapes: Hybrid 

"Representing Landscapes: Hybrid" is a continuum of the Representing Landscapes Series which discusses theoretical  and practical aspects of visual representation in landscape architecture using mixed-media approaches and outcomes. Similar to the previous publications, the drawings are  supported by critical and  narrative short essays focused on the hybrid visual communication. 

Award- winning landscape architect and educator, Mikyoung Kim wrote the foreword for this publication.

Representing Landscapes: Digital 

“Representing Landscapes: Digital” is the latest edition to the representing landscapes book series. The book discusses theoretical practical aspects of visually communicating landscape architectural designs using digital means and new technologies. This book is structured by drawing types, including the presentation plans, diagrams and mapping drawings, section-elevation, axo drawings, perspectives, and 3D modeling and more.

Award- winning landscape architect and educator, James Corner wrote the foreword for this publication.

Representing Landscapes: A Visual Collection of Landscape Architectural Drawings

“Representing Landscapes” is a book which covers the important topic of visual communication in the education of landscape architecture. It is a careful curation of students’ works from international landscape architecture programs. The images are supplemented with critical and narrative essays on the topics of visual representation in the profession - contributed by studio professors - creating a valuable resource for students on the various techniques and styles used in communicating concepts. Contributors include award winning landscape architect, Walter Hood (Berkeley), Chris Reed (Stoss, GSD), Roberto Rovira (FIU), and more.

The Exposed City: Mapping the Urban Invisibles (Foreword by Richard Saul Wurman, TED Founder)

The publication profiles a theoretical study of mapping as it relates to visual representation of the city from the early 20th century to today and through new visuals- “the Map-Landscapes”. Amoroso tackles these questions by taking statistical urban data and exploring how they could be transformed into innovative new maps. The "unseen" elements of the city are examined in ground-breaking images throughout the book, which are complemented by interviews with Winy Maas and James Corner, comments by Richard Saul Wurman, and sections by the SENSEable City Lab group.

 

"If you love maps, not as just as visual artifacts but as part of design and planning methodology, [this book] will validate, comfort, and quite possibly amaze you. That’s the effect it had on me – after quickly devouring this visually rich resource – I was full of ideas on representation and new uses for maps as valuable tools for urban studies, planning, and design."  Jason King, Landscape Architect

 

"[Amoroso] has brought to the forefront a visually exciting way to view information that has spatial, creative and suggestive outcomes. With a background in landscape architecture, urban design and architecture, she crafts maps as some kind of landscape form perceived by the data type. Maps as metaphor, the data as metaphor, map as art, data as art." – Richard Saul Wurman, Information Architect
 

 

Digital Landscape Architecture Now

The design of landscapes have entered a new wave of creative work due to advanced digital technologies, new social sensitivities, advances in materials, mapping techniques and construction methods which are help generating more "creative complexities" in landscape design. 

This is a vital publication  that presents work by the 50 most innovative practices across the globe, from dedicated landscape designers to architects crafting new spaces using digital tools as a guide and palette for design creativity. Some firms and researchers profiled include- Balmori, Bradley CantrellGroundlab,

Kathryn Gustafson ,  Hargreaves Associates, Hood Design, MVRDV, 
O2 Planning & Design,Stoss, West 8. 

 

The book is well illustrated with close over 600 full color images and rich text. 

Other Publications and Reviews
Nadia Amoroso has published in a number of journals, popular press and online forums on topics related to mapping, datascaping, GeoDesign, and visual communications in landscape architecture and urban design.  Amoroso's research work and professional work (from DataAppeal) have had a number of positive reviews from peers and tech critics. The work has been featured in Canadian Architect, Ground Magazine, Archis, Urban Design Magazine, OnSite, TheNext Web, Fast Company, Landscape Architecture Magazine, The University of Toronto Magazine.
 
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Inside Representing Landscape:Digital book, introduction on drawing types