Plants and Their Application to Ornament (Chronicle Books) A reproduction of the 1897 classic explores the use of plants in the design motifs of everything from architecture and furniture to textiles and ceramics.

Botanicals (Assouline) Culling from the rare-book libraries of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, this volume is filled with more than three centuries of botanical drawings.

City Gardens (Stewart, Tabori & Chang) Journalist and garden designer Pierre Nessmann shows how to take on the challenge of cultivating a garden amid the chaos and concrete of urban settings.

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn (Metropolis Books) Los Angeles--based architect...

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