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1st Edition


Welcome to this site which features Nadia Amoroso’s books on visual representation of landscapes, creative cartography and digital technologies to help convey landscape architectural ideas.

Here you will find an image library from Representing Landscapes, which profiles a wide selection of effective and visually stunning drawings and models done by students across the globe from various respected landscape architecture programs. The images are supplemented with critical and narrative essays on the topics of visual representation in the profession - contributed by studio professors - creating a valuable resource for students on the various techniques and styles used in communicating concepts.

This resource is designed for lecturers to use in their teaching, to aid students in developing their landscape representation. The publishers would like to thank all those who allowed us to use their work in the book and online.

Nadia Amoroso, ASLA, is an academic in landscape architecture and urban design. Her work focuses on the role of visual representation, digital media, urban design and creative mapping. She holds a BLA and MUD from the University of Toronto and a PhD in architectural design at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Nadia has a professional illustration practice, focusing on the rendering and effective visual communication of landscapes and urban designs. She is the author/ editor of a number of books including, The Exposed City: Mapping the Urban Invisibles, Representing Landscapes: A Visual Collection of Landscape Architectural Drawings, Digital Landscape Architecture Now and more recently Representing Landscapes: Digital.

Concepts from her PhD research were carried forward into a company she co-founded, called DataAppeal, which developed an easy to use, and visually appealing, online 3D GIS and mapping application. Amoroso lectures internationally on topics pertaining to data visualization, mapping, understanding information, and visual representation. She has lectured internationally at various organization and institutions including Harvard University, The University of Toronto, Cornell University, Florida International University, University of Guelph, Anhalt University Google Inc., Digifest Toronto, LABash, Future of Urbanism, Canadian Open Data Experience Conference, Digital Landscape Architecture conferences. Her research on mapping urban phenomena and effective visual communication of landscapes are published in a number of journals, popular press and online media.