The following is a selective guide to basic research resources available at UIUC, and especially in Landscape Architecture available at the CPLA Library. It is not meant to be comprehensive, but an overview of materials that may be useful in beginning research. Items which will be available only to UIUC community members, with a log in name and password, are noted as UIUC, all other universal resources are noted as WWW. Print resources, unless otherwise noted, are available in the CPLA library with its location noted if relevant (e.g. Reference).
The Art of Landscape Detail: Fundamentals, Practices, and Case Studies Niall G.
Kirkwood, New York: Wiley, 1999. Examines design processes, detail issues and includes in- depth
case studies and illustrations.
712 K636a 1999 CPLA Main Stacks
An Illustrated Guide to Landscape Design, Construction and Management Gregory M.
Pierceall, Danville, Ill.: Interstate Publishers, 1998.
Landscape Balance and Landscape Assessment Rudolf Kronert, Uta Steinhardt, Martin
Volk eds., Berlin : Springer, 2001. Recommendations for sustainable land use and management.
712 K924l CPLA Main Stacks
Landscape Designer and Estimators Guide National Landscape Association,
Washington, D.C.: The Association, 1996. This guide covers tools, time, labor, planting maintenance
712.028 N213L Reference
Landscape Estimating Methods Sylvia Hollman Fee, Kingston, MA: R.S. Means Co.,
1999. Includes up-to-date cost data and information budgeting for landscape maintenance as well as
information on preparing competitive landscape construction estimates.
Q338.43712 F32m1999 Reference
Landscape Restoration Handbook Donald Harker et.al., Boca Raton: Lewis Publishers,
1999. Handbook covers various aspects of principles and practices for natural landscaping and
574.50288 L239 Reference
The Road to Licensure and Beyond: including Understanding the L.A.R.E., 5th ed
Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards and the Landscape Architectural Registration
Boards Foundation; editor, Matthew R. Rankin. Fairfax, Va.: Landscape Architectural Registration
Boards Foundation, 2000.
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Spon's Landscape Handbook Derek Lovejoy and Partners eds., London: Spon, 1997. A
comprehensive manual to landscape work and maintenance.
712.0942 Sp661997 Reference
Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture Charles W. Harris, Nicholas T.
Dines eds., New York : McGraw-Hill, c1998. Important reference guide on design standards and
criteria including design and construction data.
Q 712.0218 T4821998 Reference
CD Rom for 2002 edition 712.0218 T482
of the History of Art
UIUC Covering European and American art from late antiquity to the present, the
Bibliography of the History of Art indexes and abstracts art-related books, conference proceedings
and dissertations, exhibition and dealer's catalogs, and articles from more than 2,500 periodicals.
on Landscape Water Issues
WWW Very comprehensive.
WWW: From the Library of Congress a representative bibliographic sampling and description
of literature and resources for gardening and design.
Landscape Architecture Sourcebook: A Guide to Resources on the History and Practice of
Landscape Architecture in the United States Diana Vogelsong, Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics,
1997. A collection of books, journal articles, CD-ROMs and other materials; not meant to be
comprehensive, but to describe materials that are relatively current and easy to obtain.
016.712 L239 Reference
Making Educated Decisions: A Landscape Preservation Bibliography Charles A.
Birnbaum, FASLA, and Heather Barrett eds. Washington, DC: Dept. of the Interior, National Park
Service, Historic Landscape Initiative: For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., 2000. Valuable
resource to anyone involved with preservation planning and stewardship of significant landscapes,
whether the product of landscape architects and designers, or indigenous cultural groups. 667
annotated citations from 48 American states and 27 countries.
DOC. I29.82:L23/2000 Main Stacks Government Documents
Pioneers of American landscape design: an annotated bibliography Charles A.
Birnbaum and Lisa E. Crowder eds. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park
Service, Cultural Resources: Preservation Assistance Division, Historic Landscape Initiative, 2000.
712.092273 P659 City Planning Reference, Architecture & Art Reference, Undergraduate Stacks
Place and Space in Landscape and
Gardens WWW: From the project
Research on Place and Space an online
bibliography on landscape and garden includes links to articles that can be found online or to the
See also: Research Resources : Biographical Sources
Dictionary of Today's Landscape Designers Pierluigi Nicolin and Francesco
Repishti, Milan: Skira; London: Thames & Hudson, 2003. Profiles contemporary landscape
architects, architects, photographers, artists and engineers.
712.03 N545d Reference
The Garden Book London: Phaidon, 2000. An illustrated survey of the world's most
influential garden makers, organized alphabetically.
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The Garden Makers: The Great Tradition of Garden Design from 1600 to the Present
Day George Plumptre, Hugh Palmer (Photographer) New York: Random House, 1993. A collective
biography of seventy garden designers including illustrated examples of works from landscape and
garden design. The book covers 1600 to the present and focuses mostly on British and American
712.0942 P737g CPLA Main Stacks
Pioneers of American landscape design Charles A. Birnbaum, Robin Karson eds. New
York: McGraw-Hill, 2000. More than 160 biographical portraits of American landscape architects. No
712.092273 P659 CPLA Main Stacks, Art and Architecture Main Stacks and Undergrad Main Stacks
See also: Research Resources : Book reviews
Environmental Design Library Book
Review Sources for Environmental Design WWW: From the University of Berkeley this has
a list of sources that include book reviews on architecture, city planning and landscape
architecture. This page is extremely valuable as it shows how to search for book reviews in each
UIUC owns most of these sources however they must be accessed through UIUC's catalog
by typing the name of the source into the search box.
Gardening Book Reviews
WWW: From Amazon.com an alphabetized list of over 100 of the most popular Gardening books,
it also offers reviews and recommendations of other related books and is updated.
The Complete Book of Garden Design, Construction and Planting David Stevens ed.,
et al. London: Cassell, 2002. With more than 220 diagrams and color photos, this book covers three
major areas: basic planning and style; "hard landscaping" (walls, fences, paving and similar
features); and flowers, shrubs, trees and other plants.
712.6 St471c CPLA Main Stacks
Designing Gardens Arabella Lennox-Boyd with Caroline Clifton-Mogg; photography by
Andrew Lawson. London: Frances Lincoln, 2001. This beautifully photographed book, offers guidance
on design principles in the garden.
712.6L548d CPLA Main Stacks and Undergraduate Main Stacks
Drawing Scenery: Landscapes, Seascapes and Buildings Giovanni Civardi Tunbridge Wells: Search, 2002. A basic guide to drawing scenery. Q743.836 C499d CPLA Main Stacks
Landscape Perspective Drawing Nicholas T. Dines. New York : McGraw-Hill, 1990.
712.3 D612l CPLA Main Stacks
The Oxford Companion to Gardens Patrick Goode Ed. Et al. Oxford: Oxford University
Press, 2001. An encyclopedia of the art of garden design; fully illustrated includes biographies
and the history of gardens.
712.09 Ox2 Reference
Small Period Gardens: a practical guide to design and planting Roy Strong;
historical plant lists compiled by Tony Lord Rizzoli, New York: Rizzoli, 1992. A guide to small
period gardens, especially of the eighteenth nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries; with
photographs and plans of twenty gardens in different historical styles and selected lists of plants
typical of the period and yet still available today.
712.6 ST89S CPLA Main Stacks and Undergrad Main Stacks
See also : Research Resources : Dictionaries and Glossaries
CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2000. 4 volumes.
Includes common names, scientific names, eponyms, synonyms and etymology.
Q 580.14 Q29c Reference
A Dictionary of Landscape: A Dictionary of Terms Used in the Description of the World's
Land Surface George A. Goulty, Aldershot, Hampshire, England: Avebury Technical;
Brookfield, Vt., USA: Gower, 1991.
712.03 G236d Reference
Dictionary of Landscape Architecture Baker H. Morrow, Albuquerque: University of
New Mexico Press, 1987. Has important terms in Landscape Architecture, includes photos and
712.03 M834d Reference
Pictorial Library of Landscape Plants Kalamazoo, Mich.: Merchants Pub. Co., 1988-
2 volumes fully illustrated.
Q 635.9 H369p Reference
See also: Research Resources : Directories
Directory of International Periodicals and Newsletters on the Built Environment
Frances C. Gretes, New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1992. Useful for locating international serial
publications in areas including landscape architecture, historic preservation, architecture and
building and construction.
016.72 G868d Reference
016.72 G868d 1992 newer edition in Art and Architecture
International Directory of Design: Architecture, Urban Planning and Landscape
Design San Francisco, CA: Penrose Press, 1998.
745.407 In85:2c2 Reference
North American Horticulture: A Reference Guide Thomas M. Barrett, ed., New York:
Macmillan, 1991. A comprehensive directory on plant and garden organizations, libraries, museums,
governmental programs, education and periodicals, as well as test and demonstration gardens.
Q635.02573 N811 1992 Reference
Ulrich's Guide to International Periodicals: a classified guide to current periodicals
foreign and domestic New Providence, NJ: R.R. Bowker, 2000.
Online access to UIUC community: http://www.library.illinois.edu/ersearch/get.php?rid=3475
See also: Research Resources : Encyclopedias
The American Horticulture Society Encyclopedia of Garden Plants Christopher
Brickell ; horticultural consultant, John Elsley, New York : Macmillan, 1992. Illustrated, with
photos and text.
Q635.903 Am35 Reference
Cassel's Encyclopedia of Gardening: The Definitive Single Volume Guide to Garden Plants and
Gardening Techniques Anita Pereire, London: Seven Dials, 2000.
Q635.03 P414c2000 Reference
Color Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and Habitats Fritz Kohlein, Portland, Or.:
Timber Press, 1994. Each of the 1,100 plants described is keyed to the appropriate habitats and
illustrated in color. The plants are listed in alphabetical order by botanical name.
635.903 K824n:E Reference
Encyclopedia of Gardens: History and Design Candice A. Shoemaker ed., Chicago:
Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001. A 3 volume encyclopedia that covers individuals of importance in garden
history and design, places and topical information.
Q635.03 En192 Reference
Flora: A Gardener's Encyclopedia Portland, Or.: Timber Press, 2003. Two volume
illustrated encyclopedia of plants including CD Rom, it covers all the plant groups and includes
information on climate zones.
Q635.903 F661 Reference
The New Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary of Gardening editor in chief,
Anthony Huxley et al., London: Macmillan Press; New York: Stockton Press, 1992. 4 vols. Although it
is called a dictionary its scope is encyclopedic. It is an exhaustive reference source that
includes biographies as well as details on topics like plant nutrition and gardening within
Q 635.03 D561 Reference
The Ward Lock Encyclopedia of Practical Gardening Anita Pereire, London: Ward
Lock, 1995. Includes more than 4,000 flowers, trees, and shrubs. Each entry offers a description of
the main species and recommended varieties, their scientific names, and advice on cultivation,
care, propagation, and garden uses. Many color photos.
Q635.03 P4141e:E Reference
American gardens in the eighteenth century: "for use or for delight" Ann Leighton,
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1986, c1976. A historic treatment of 18th century
American gardens design and use.
712.60973 L533A1986 CPLA Main Stacks and Undergraduate Main Stacks
American gardens of the nineteenth century: "for comfort and affluence" Ann
Leighton, Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1987.
Includes bibliography. 635.0973 L533A CPLA Main Stacks, Main Library Stacks and Undergrad Stacks
A Brief History of Gardening Neil Fairbairn, Emmaus, PA : Rodale, 2001. Covers
thousands of years and all continents in essay format. It has many illustrations and there is a
time line included with each chapter.
635.09 F15b Reference
City planning and landscape architecture at the University of Illinois, an historical
record, 1868-1954 Karl Baptiste Lohmann, Urbana: Dept. of City Planning and Landscape
Architecture, College of Fine and Applied Arts, 1954.
C.IZL4EL CPLA Main Stacks, Reference and Main Library Stacks
Design History: An Anthology Dennis P. Doordan ed. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press,
1995. An anthology collecting 18 essays from Design Issues volumes 3-10. Essays are grouped in
three broad categories: Graphic Design, Design in the American Corporate Milieu, and Design in the
Context of National Experiences. Especially valuable for its treatment of historical areas not well
represented for example the history of women in design, and the history of modern design in China.
745.44 D461 CPLA Main Stacks and Art and Architecture Main Stacks
Design on the Land: The Development of Landscape Architecture Norman T. Newton,
Cambridge, Mass., Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1971. Classic text on the history of
landscape architecture. It covers from ancient times to the 20th century.
712.09 N48d Reference, CPLA Main Stacks and Art and Architecture Main Stacks
Early American Gardens: "For Meate or Medicine" Ann Leighton, Amherst: University
of Massachusetts Press, 1986, c1970. A history of 17th century American gardens, the author has
written two more texts on garden history in the 18th and 19th century, cited above. Includes
712.60974 L533E1986 CPLA Main Stacks
European Gardens an historical atlas Virgilio Vercelloni, N.Y.: Rizzoli, 1990.
Q 712.094 V582a:E CPLA Main Stacks
Garden history: issues, approaches, methods John Dixon Hunt ed., Washington, D.C.:
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1992. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and
Collection: A collection of papers from the Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape
Q712.09 D893 CPLA Main Stacks
A Glossary of Garden History Michael Symes, Princes Risborough : Shire, 1993. This
glossary explains the major terms likely to be found when reading garden history or visiting
712.6094 Sy63g CPLA Main Stacks
The History of Garden Design: The Western Tradition from the Renaissance to the Present
Day Monique Mosser, Georges Teyssot eds. London; New York: Thames & Hudson, 2000. MIT
Press. 70 essays chronologically ordered this text offers a historical perspective on gardens as a
reflection of society. It contains many archival drawings and examples of gardens and their design
including short bibliographies after each essay.
712.094 H629 Reference
Icons of Garden Design Caroline Holmes (Introduction), Munich; New York: Prestel,
2001. Traces the development of garden design worldwide from medieval gardens to contemporary
gardens covering 80 iconic gardens and their designers.
Q712.6 Ic7 Reference
Landscape Design: A Cultural and Architectural History Elizabeth Barlow Rogers,
Harry N Abrams, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2001. An encyclopedic account of man-made landscapes
around the world. Illustrated with drawings and full color photographs.
Q712.09 R631l Reference
Landscapes in History: Design and Planning in the Eastern and Western Traditions
Philip Pregill, Nancy Volkman, New York: John Wiley, 1999. Traces the development of landscape
architecture and environmental design from prehistory to modern times-in Europe, the Middle East,
Asia, and North America. Includes bibliographies.
Q304.23 P913h Reference
The NEW Reading the Landscape: Fieldwork in Landscape History Richard Muir,
Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2000. Concentrates on the English countryside, but is valuable
for its examination of how features of the cultural landscape are the "physical manifestation of
human ideas, perceptions and decisions." Contains tables explaining key landscape features and how
to recognize them in the field.
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100 Years of Landscape Architecture: Some patterns of a century Melanie Simo,
Washington, DC: ASLA Press, 1999.
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Rooted in History: Studies in Garden Conservation Mike Calnan, Katie Fretwell
eds., London: National Trust, 2001. Gives a look at the management issues surrounding the National
Trust gardens. It addresses garden conservation, restoration, growth and development and includes
many case studies and photographs.
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Cultural Landscape Currents WWW: A
project of the Historic Landscape Initiative by the National Park Service this online journal
profiles a variety of cultural landscape types.
Garden History Links WWW: A very
large list of links to sites on garden and landscape history. It has especially good coverage and
organization of international sites.
The Garden History Society WWW: Based
in the United Kingdom, but has an international scope contains bibliographies, book reviews and a
register of research in garden history.
Links to the Past WWW: From the National Park Service
Cultural Resources A wealth of information on history, cultural landscapes, special exhibits,
databases for historical research and more.
A View on Cities Sights and attractions in some of the world's greatest cities
Wikimedia Commons A repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files.
American Landscape and
Architectural Design 1850-1920 WWW: From the Library of Congress and Harvard
University these images represent an historical view of American buildings and landscapes built
during 1850-1920 including specific buildings, parks, estates and gardens.
Resources Library WWW: From the University of Berkeley an online public access digital
collection of images in the history of architecture, urbanism, design, and art. Includes landscapes
and garden plans. It can be searched by time period, designer, location or title.
Internet Directory for Botany, Images
WWW: A gallery of links to images of plants from around the world.
Landscape Architecture Image Resource
WWW: From the University of Maryland a database of landscape images that can be searched
by era, geographic region, project criteria and more.
University of Illinois Library's Plagiarism Page This page contains the Official University Policy concerning plagiarism.
University of Illinois Library's Copyright Page An excellent reference about copyright law.
United States Copyright Office The federal government site. Provides information on all aspects of copyright law.
Stanford University Library Copyright & Fair Use Center This site provides an overview about copyright law and the use of digital images.
See also: Research Resources : Indexes and Abstracts
and Applied Arts Index UIUC: An international index to design and craft journals. It
currently contains nearly 120,000 annotated references from more than 450 design and craft journals
published between 1973-2001 (most articles date from 1987), and data on nearly 50,000 designers,
craftspeople, studios, workshops, firms etc., making the largest database of its kind in the world,
10,000-15,000 references are added annually.
The Gardeners Index of Plants and Flowers John Brookes, Kenneth A. Beckett, and
Thomas Everett, New York: Macmillan, 1987.
635.9 B79g Reference
Index of Garden Plants Mark Griffiths, Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, 1994. From
the New Royal Horticulture Society Dictionary it lists botanical names, synonyms and popular names
for 60,000 plants in cultivation. Contains brief descriptions as well as the etymology of names.
635.03 D561INDEX Reference
Landscape Architecture Magazine Index
1996-- WWW: Online index to all articles published in LAM.
Theses at UIUC WWW: A chronological list of Masters' theses, 1950-present, completed
by individual students in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign. Most call numbers are given, but some may need to be searched by author or title
from the online catalog.
Theses Archive (LATA) WWW: From the University of Toronto, aims to archive Landscape
Architecture Theses from around the world. Has a searchable database.
Periodicals Contents Index
UIUC: An electronic index to millions of articles published in thousands of scholarly and
popular periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences since 1770. PCI provides context
for each entry by displaying it within the table of contents from the original source journal. The
scope is worldwide and includes journals in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish and other
Western languages. It indexes journals in landscape architecture and the environment.
Water Resources Abstracts
UIUC: Provides summaries of the world's technical and scientific literature on
water-related topics covering the characteristics, conservation, control, pollution, treatment, use
and management of water resources.
Web of Science
UIUC: Indexes journals and provides complete bibliographic data, full length author
abstracts, and cited references. Indexes currently available are: Science Citation Index Expanded,
Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Can also be used to find
reviews. The Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index are available
from 1970 to the present. The Arts & Humanities Citation Index is available from 1975 to
All freely available on the WWW
: An online community for architects, planners, urban designers, interior designers,
landscape architects, and scholars, with a special focus on the Islamic world. Includes a digital
library with access to important journal articles, information on careers and course syllabi.
Landscape Information Hub
National Wetlands Inventory
: From the US Fish and Wildlife Service includes many online maps of wetlands,
information on wetland plants and statistics.
Sustainable Urban Landscape Information Series
: From the University of Minnesota this site provides sustainable landscape information
to the public and to the horticulture/landscape industry.
WWW Virtual Library-Botany
WWW Virtual Library-Gardening Links
The following is a selective list of specific journal indexes and archives that can be accessed online. Some are not widely indexed. For a complete list of our journal holdings go to:
City Planning and Landscape Architecture Library at UIUC
-Print journal list
Landscape Architecture Magazine
Landscape Architect and Specifier News and
Landscape Contractor News)
Topos (European Landscape
Archives of American Gardens
WWW: From the Smithsonian Institution this catalog can be searched by keyword,
creator or subject. Also includes several other historic archives. Click on Archival, Manuscript
and Photographic Collections to access catalog.
Dumbarton Oaks Online Library Catalog
WWW: Can be accessed through this page in Garden and Landscape Studies has an important
collection of literature in Landscape Studies as well as their own publications.
Environmental Design Library at University
of California, Berkeley WWW: An excellent and comprehensive guide to library resources
in environmental design. More than a dozen guides to sources in Landscape Architecture.
All of these are universally available on the WWW
American Community Gardening Association
American Society of Landscape Architects
: Membership information, jobs, hot list of accredited academic programs, bookstore
catalog, news and events.
- Illinois Chapter of ASLA http://www.il-asla.org/
Association of Professional Landscape Designers
The Centre for Landscape Research InterNetwork
Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture
: An organization composed of virtually all programs of landscape architecture in the
United States and Canada. Has archives of most recent newsletters and information on membership and
their educator conference.
European Foundation of Landscape Architecture (EFLA)
National Wetlands Inventory: From the US Fish and Wildlife Service includes many online maps of wetlands, information on wetland plants and statistics. http://www.nwi.fws.gov/
Urban Parks Online
: placemaking for parks, plazas and civic squares: Non-profit that offers publications,
workshops and databases on recommended reading, speakers, community networks and more.
The Complete Plant Selection Guide for Landscape Design Mark C. Stocklein, West
Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue University Press, 2001. Contains lists of plants for varied requirements,
including levels of sun, soil moisture and pH, and zone hardiness. Plants possessing some two dozen
qualities are listed, ranging from attractive bark to tolerance of various environmental stressors.
Q715 St65c Reference
Hardy Herbaceous Perennials 2 vols. Leo Jelitto and Wilhelm Schacht, Portland,
Or.: Timber Press, 1990. An alphabetical description by genus and species of plants considered
hardy in temperate climates. Illustrated.
Q635.93203 J392f Reference
Manual of Woody Landscape Plants Michael A. Dirr, Champaign, Ill.: Stipes Pub.,
1998. Their identification, ornamental characteristics, culture, propagation and use.
Q 582.15 D63m Reference
Native Trees Shrubs and Vines for Urban and Rural America Gary L. Hightshoe, New
York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1987. A basic planting design reference. The characteristics, cultural
requirements, and most suitable environmental settings are identified for each plant.
Q715.0973 H538n Reference
North American Landscape Trees Arthur Lee Jacobson, Berkeley, Calif.: Ten Speed
Press, 1996. Illustrated book containing listings of 5,000 kinds of trees (including 950 species).
635.977 J157n Reference
Pictorial Library of Landscape Plants M. Jane Coleman Helmer, Kalamazoo, Mich.:
Merchants Pub. Co., 1988-.2 volumes fully illustrated.
Q 635.9 H369p Reference
Plant Dictionary, Photos of Ornamental Plants and
Pests WWW: This online database can be searched with a plants common name, its
scientific name or by different characteristics (i.e. bulbs, grasses, perennials, annuals etc.).
Plant Facts WWW: Fact sheet
Database offers guides for answering plant-related questions from 46 different universities and
government institutions across the United States and Canada as well as information on research and
teaching. Searchable by keyword and region.
Plants National Database WWW: From the USDA,
provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and
lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists,
distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, plant links, references, crop
information, and automated tools.
UI Plants Database WWW: A database on
woody landscape plant identification, culture and usage for the Midwest, including native and
introduced species and their major varieties and cultivars. You can select plants by their
Scientific Name, or you can search for Common Name or specific features using the Advanced Search