Making Landscape Architecture in Australia

This book on the history of landscape architecture in Australia, the first of its kind, profiles the people who have shaped the nation's landscape.

Making Landscape Architecture in Australia

This book on the history of landscape architecture in Australia, the first of its kind, profiles the people who have shaped the nation's landscape and forged a profession: designers, architects, public servants and activists.

Using archival images and plans, Andrew Saniga recounts milestones including the creation of Melbourne's public parks and gardens, the landscaping of Canberra's open spaces, the design of infrastructure in Western Australia, and the reclaiming of Sydney's harbour foreshores.

Making Landscape Architecture in Australia tells the story of the battles fought over the right to determine the distinctive shapes and forms of the landscapes that make Australian cities.

In an excerpt from the book, Andrew explains, "This book is about those who design landscape. The focus is on landscape architects but the story extends far beyond the profession itself: it is a story that is, ultimately, connected to the everyday worlds of people who experience landscape."

Winner of the 2013 AILA Victoria Medal for Landscape Architecture.

Link to story in The Age (June 7, 2013) Exploring Melbourne's underlying landscape

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Book Title

Making Landscape Architecture in Australia

Author

Dr Andrew Saniga (University of Melbourne)

Publisher

University of New South Wales Press (December 2012)

Contact

Dr Andrew Saniga
ajsaniga@unimelb.edu.au