New Books at APL: Yearbook Landscape Architecture and Urban Design

Bukman, Bert, ed. Blauwe Kamer Jaarboek Landschapsarchitectuur en stedenbouw 2014. Uitgeverij Blauwdruk en Stichting Lijn in Landschap, 2014.  [Blauwe Kamer Yearbook Landscape Architecture and Urban Design 2014]

Landscape_2014This week’s new book was selected to highlight National Landscape Architecture Month. The Yearbook highlights five themes with twenty-five projects: Design as Kickstart, Innovative Cities, Design as Research, Station Central, and Breathing Space. Looking over the book, it seems that many of the projects chosen feature designers who were not only original in approach or offered models to be looked to but also used design to reflect upon, to challenge, to make visible, to confront, or to provide solutions to social issues. While the Yearbook focuses specifically on the work of Dutch designers, the larger themes that the projects represent should have wide spread appeal.