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The Fundamentals of Horticulture: Theory and Practice by Chris Bird is essential reading for all studying #horticulture and avid #gardeners. This clear introduction to the principles underlying the practical applications of horticulture opens up the excitement of growing #plants and #garden development without readers wading through complex information.

This excellent hands-on guide by D.C. Beard, one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America, contains a wealth of practical instruction and advice on how to #build everything including #barkteepees, #treetophouses, #logcabins, and a #sodhouse.

#Interiordesigners, settle in and find inspiration in the pages of these six must-read #designbooks for this fall, from Interior Design Magazine!

#ToryBurch sees the world in color, inspired by people, places, things and ideas — all of which influence her brand, synonymous with print and color. In her first book, she explores what living in color means to her. The book is organized by color, each one brought to life through images of her collections and travels; how she entertains; #style icons; the works of artists, authors and #interiordesigners she admires; and the advice of business leaders — many of whom are interviewed within.

Most Wanted: Tory Burch In Color | Tory Daily

#Interiordesigners, You don't want to miss the #fall home editors’ #designbook picks from Vogue! The list includes: Robert Couturier: Designing Paradise; Markham Roberts: Decorating the Way I See It; A Frame for Life: The Designs of Studioilse; Jean-Louis Deniot: Interiors and Artfully Modern: Interiors by Richard Mishaan.

#Architect and #urbanplanner Jaime Lerner is one of the world’s most successful advocates for #sustainable and livable urbanism. Urban Acupuncture is his first visionary work to be published in English. Click the photo above for an opportunity to win a free copy!

Urban Acupuncture

Fresh off the press for fall! #Interiordecorators, you won’t want to miss this list of 16 new #designbooks from @TheEditorAtLarge as you dive into new #designprojects this season.

#Gardencenters, get back to the roots with Dennis R. Pittenger’s book Retail Garden Center. Pittenger delves into the principle characteristics of green #plants and their structure to help with the proper application of fundamental #horticultural knowledge.

Retail Garden Center Manual

Author Alain de Botton argues that where we are heavily influences who we can be, and that it is architecture's task to stand as an inspiration and reminder of our full potential. The Architecture of Happiness illustrates the philosophy and psychology of #architecture, highlighting the relationship between happiness and the quality of one’s environment.

Vernacular architects, #designers and #remodelers, use George Nash’s book, Renovating Old Houses: Bringing New Life to Vintage Homes, as a checklist for your next historic #renovation challenge. Nash includes everything from the initial property evaluation to the preservation of design details, so you will not miss any particulars in your restoration.

Create a water-conscience #garden without sacrificing your #curbappeal with Lauren Springer Ogden and Scott Ogden’s new book Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens. The book includes over 200 plant varieties with information about soil preference, light needs, where they grow best, and mature size.

Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens | Gardener's Hub

Planting, a groundbreaking book by Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury, goes into the mind of Oudolf, a famed #landscapearchitect. The first book ever to share Oudolf's planting plans and plant groupings, it explicitly shows how his #gardens and #landscapes are design and established.

Planting: A New Perspective

#Interiordesigner Ryan Korban’s #newbook Luxury Redefined showcases his career in transforming rooms into elegant, glamorous and comfortable spaces. The seven thematic chapters explain key elements that pinpoint Korban’s #decorating styles and offer innovative idea resources. Over 100 pages of gorgeous photography provide inspiration at every turn! Click to learn how to purchase Korban’s book.

Art Nouveau Furniture by Alastair Duncan is an excellent resource for #designers whose clients desire a look from centuries past. This book delves into the nuances of Art Nouveau, such as #marquetry, carving and a breakdown of the woods and #mounts used in a wide array of tables, chests, mirrors, cabinets, chairs, and desks.

@Interior Design Magazine is a design beacon in which most designers long to have their projects published. When it comes to the magazine’s book, The Best of Residential Architecture and Design, it is undeniable that the homes captured in its pages are dreamed and crafted by some of the top #architects and #interiordesigners in today’s industry. It will surely serve as a great resource for great designers-to-come.

The Lexicon of #Garden and #Landscape #Architecture by Mto J. Vroom serves to clarify important terms and expressions that #landscapedesigners use on a daily basis. Covering over 250 terms, including concepts and objects used in the industry as presented through in-depth essays, this is a go-to source for all #landscapearchitects.

'The Head Gardeners: Forgotten Heroes of Horticulture' pays homage to #gardeners throughout the centuries that have contributed immensely to the #horticultural industry worldwide. This is a great read for #horticulturalists interested in learning about the #gardeners history has overlooked.

The #Seagram building on Park Avenue in New York City is considered one of the greatest icons of 20th century #architecture and was commission by Samuel Brofman. His daughter, Phyllis Lambert, wrote Building Seagram as a comprehensive, personal and scholarly history of this major building, along with its architectural, cultural and urban legacies.

It took him over 50 years, but #interior design main-stay Mario Buatta released his first design book in 2013, entitled "Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration." Highlighting his most acclaimed #designs, including the homes of A-listers such as Mariah Carey and Barbara Walters, Buatta has made his 432-page editorial debut a personal one, infused with his humor as well as his timeless designs.

American master printer and horticulturist J. Horace McFarland wrote My Growing Garden in 1917, devoting a chapter to each month in his garden--Breeze Hill in Harrisburg, PA. Throughout his career, he was an advocate for civic beautification and was a leader in the conservation/environmental protection movement in the early twentieth century.

Myrtle Beach-based designer Kimberly Grigg of Knotting Hill Interiors has released her new design #book entitled Secrets of Southern Design, which displays spectacular dream home #interiors that Grigg has created throughout the Southeast. The book is filled with beautifully photographed projects that capture the spirit and essence of #southern-style.

Listed as one of Architect Magazine's Eight Best Architect and Design Books of 2013, Designing the Creative Child chronicles #toyscape, playgrounds, schools, play rooms, and science museums, and how parental worries and high educational values that emerged through #design in the late 1940's and 50's have played a large role in the construction of these childhood areas.

Old Building, New Form: New Directions in Architectural Transformations presents 28 examples of exceptional renovations of historic structures. These transformations are found in the United States, Europe as well as the Middle East and show both the new and old beauty of aged buildings. Author Françoise Astorg Bollack gives his personal take on what he describes as the exhilarating enterprise of adding to these existing designs.

The first book on the world-renowned House of Baccarat dives deep into one of the most distingued #luxury houses. Established in 1764, this book about the French company's production of jewelry, bar and #tableware and #lighting features the exquisite craftsmanship and rich legacy of the brand through beautiful images, advertising campaigns and celebrity clientele.

Wood Architecture NOW! Vol. 2 explores a seemingly uncommon building material of the #contemporary age: #wood. Described as a "living material," this collection displays all that wood can do, thanks to computer-driven design and modern techniques.