Recent books

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The New English Landscape

by Jason Orton & Ken Worpole

Published by Field Station | London
October 2013, reprinted October 2014

This important study of contemporary landscape aesthetics, with 22 colour photographs by Jason Orton, has been widely acclaimed in the architectural, design and landscape press.

It discusses landscape as heritage, as a rich pictorial tradition in art, as an ecology, and, perhaps most importantly, as a site of crucial contemporary debates about the value and meaning of place in a modern, post-industrial society.

88 pages, Fine Art Print Quality, designed by Matter. £15

Benfleet, March 2013For well over 40 years Ken Worpole has been one of the most eloquent and forward-thinking writers in Britain. The New English Landscape, a collaboration with photographer Jason Orton, is a characteristically fine-grained and suggestive book, beautifully written and designed.
Icon Magazine

We regret to say that The New English Landscape is now out of print.


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Contemporary Library Architecture: a planning and design guide

by Ken Worpole

Published by Routledge, May 2013

The past decade has seen a proliferation of big library projects in Europe and North America.

This comprehensive guide to the civic philosophy behind the new library movement contains over 150 colour photographs of new library buildings, with many plans and drawings, as well as detailed case studies of new libraries under construction, from start to finish.

216 pages, large format, 150 photographs & plans, paperback. £44.99

canada-libraryKen Worpole brings a welcome authoritative insight into the contemporary cityscape and the changing role of libraries. The book is essential reading…well presented and richly illustrated with photographs and plans. The author’s enthusiasm for his subject is clear – he loves libraries and wants his readers to love them too.
Society of Architectural Librarians

Buy Contempory Library Architecture at www.taylorandfrancis.com