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Balmori, Diana

Works: 53 works in 186 publications in 4 languages and 5,699 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Architectural drawings  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: SB433, 635.96470973
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Redesigning the American lawn : a search for environmental harmony by F. Herbert Bormann( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors outline the origins of ideas about the lawn and the reasons for its enduring popularity. They describe the development of ideas about its form and the making of the lawn into an object of beauty. They explain how the lawn industry has encouraged the spread of the "industrial" lawn to sustain high sales of mowers, seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, and irrigation equipment. However, say the authors, Industrial Lawns can have high environmental costs: for example, power motors contribute to regional air pollution and global warming; excess fertilizers and pesticides wash off our lawns and run into our wells, streams, and lakes; grass clippings that are bagged and hauled away are major contributors to solid waste problems; and the watering of lawns depletes scarce water supplies
Drawing and reinventing landscape by Diana Balmori( )

16 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In landscape architecture, representation is a hot topic in landscape architecture. While computerization has been a catalyst for change across many fields in design, no other design field has experienced such drastic reinvention as has landscape architecture. As the world urbanizes rapidly and our relationship with nature changes, it is vitally important that landscape designers adopt innovative forms of representation - whether digital, analog, or hybrid. In this book, author Diana Balmori explores notions of representation in the discipline at large and across time. She takes readers from landscape design's roots in seventeenth-century France and eighteenth-century England through to modern attempts at representation made by contemporary landscape artists. Addresses a central topic in the discipline of landscape architecture -- Features historic works and those by leading contemporary practitioners, such as Bernard Lassus, Richard Haag, Stig L Andersson, Lawrence Halprin, and Patricia Johanson. Written by a renowned practitioner and educator. Features 150 full-color images. Drawing and Reinventing Landscape, AD Primer is an informative investigation of beauty in landscape design, offering inspiring creative perspectives for students and professionals
Notable family networks in Latin America by Diana Balmori( Book )

14 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beatrix Farrand's American landscapes : her gardens and campuses by Diana Balmori( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saarinen House and garden : a total work of art by Gregory Wittkopp( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beskrivelse af arkitekturen og indretningen af Saarinen House, den finsk-amerikanske arkitekt Eliel Saarinens bolig ved Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; samt om den omliggende have
Edible estates : attack on the front lawn by Fritz Haeg( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Edible Estates project proposes the replacement of the domestic front lawn with a highly productive edible landscape. It was initiated by architect and artist Fritz Haeg on Independence Day, 2005, with the planting of the first regional prototype garden in the geographic center of the United States, Salina, Kansas. Since then three more prototype gardens have been created, in Lakewood, California; Maplewood, New Jersey and London, England. Edible Estates regional prototype gardens will ultimately be established in nine cities across the United States." "Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn documents the first four gardens with personal accounts written by the owners, garden plans and photographs illustrating the creation of the gardens - from ripping up the grass to harvesting a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs. Essays by Haeg, landscape architect Diana Balmori, garden and food writer Rosalind Creasy, author Michael Pollan and artist and writer Lesley Stern set the Edible Estates project in the context of larger issues concerning the environment, global food production and the imperative to generate a sense of community in our urban and suburban neighborhoods. This smart, affordable and well-designed book also includes reports and photographs from the owners of other edible front yards around the country, as well as helpful resources to guide you in making your own Edible Estate."--Jacket
Transitory gardens, uprooted lives by Diana Balmori( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jimmy's garden on the Lower East Side of Manhattan - an assortment of stones and garbage bags, five tires, a chair, a skid, a refrigerator shelf, some ailanthus trees and goldfish, a wooden fence, and a pond with water carried by hand from a nearby fire hydrant - was recently bulldozed by the city. Jimmy then disappeared." "Anna's garden is surrounded by a tall chainlink fence and filled with a menagerie of dolls and stuffed animals. The animals are whole, the dolls are maimed. Anna is a recluse who speaks to no one. The neighbors say she was in a concentration camp as a child." "Gardens have always been associated with wealth and leisure, viewed as an addition to home. In this remarkable book a landscape architect and a photographer show us, in word and pictures, gardens built by homeless or impoverished New York City inhabitants. Like traditional gardens, these spaces are designed for pleasure, social activity, or private retreat. Unlike traditional gardens, they are connected to an active and ephemeral use of the land." "Transitory gardens speak the language of our times: here we find the reuse of nearly everything discarded, a sparing use of water and plant materials, an economical treatment of space, and a penchant for icons, toys, flags, and symbols of freedom and nationality. The gardens expand our definition of what makes a garden and what its design means for its creator. Diana Balmori's commentary and Margaret Morton's photographs combine with the gardenmakers' own descriptions to encourage us to take note of gardens grown in unlikely places, on abandoned, littered lots, bounded by debris. By focusing on what homeless people make not for material comfort but from social and spiritual need, the book offers insight into both the meaning of landscape and the place of a garden in the life of an individual under duress."--Jacket
Land and natural development (LAND) code : guidelines for sustainable land development by Diana Balmori( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Land and Natural Development (LAND) Code offers a pioneering method to develop sites in harmony with natural processes that is solidly based on peer-reviewed scientific findings. While the LAND Code can be readily used in conjunction with LEED, EPA, and other guidelines, it features several unique characteristics." "After an introduction, the book begins with chapters covering water, soil, air, living resources, energy, and materials. Throughout these chapters, the authors recommend tested and proven strategies that minimize disruption of the natural processes. Each chapter provides background, describes benefits for both developers and ecosystems, and recommends protective strategies in simple, non-technical language (a glossary is provided explaining all terms not in common usage). A toolbox of environmental engineering methods to implement the strategies follows, and the final chapter of the book provides a series of examples of actual development projects in which a variety of approaches have successfully attained sustainable development. With its emphasis on scientific understanding, the LAND Code offers you the information needed to make and implement decisions for ecologically sound land development."--Jacket
Mapping in the age of digital media : the Yale Symposium by Yale School of Architecture Symposium on Digital Mapping( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digital mapping techniques have altered profoundly the ways we measure and represent space. Combining the insights of designers, theorists, engineers and artists, this volume examines these and related issues, providing an examination of emerging cartographic practices (such as MRI and 3D scanning technology) in the digital age
Between fences by Gregory K Dreicer( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Groundwork : between landscape and architecture by Diana Balmori( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The current environmental crisis calls for a unified practice of landscape and architecture that would allow buildings and landscapes to perform symbiotically to heal the environment."--Publisher description
Diana Balmori = Deiana Barumori by Diana Balmori( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las alianzas de familias y la formación del país en América Latina by Diana Balmori( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in Spanish and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hispanic immigrants in the construction industry : New York City, 1960-1982 by Diana Balmori( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clemente Hernando Balmori : textos de un lingüista by Clemente Hernando Balmori( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tra fiume e città : paesaggi, progetti e principi by Diana Balmori( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jardines : Juan Grimm by Juan Grimm Moroni( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juan Grimm : jardines, 1984-1999 by Juan Grimm Moroni( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing and Reinventing Landscape, AD Primer by Diana Balmori( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The LAND Code : guidelines for environmentally sustainable land development( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Notable family networks in Latin America
Notable family networks in Latin AmericaBeatrix Farrand's American landscapes : her gardens and campusesSaarinen House and garden : a total work of artEdible estates : attack on the front lawnTransitory gardens, uprooted livesLand and natural development (LAND) code : guidelines for sustainable land developmentMapping in the age of digital media : the Yale SymposiumBetween fences
Alternative Names
Balmori Ling, Diana 1932-2016

Diana Balmori arquitecta e deseñadora de paisaxe

Diana Balmori Ling American landscape designer

Diana Balmori Spaans architecte (1932-2016)

ديانا بالمورى لينج

ديانا بالموري لينغ مهندسة معمارية إسبانية