New Landscape Design by practising landscape architect Robert Holden surveys over 40 contemporary international projects ranging from urban parks and botanic gardens to government buildings. Published this month by Laurence King, this book is priced £35.
Bent Ply: The Art of Plywood Furniture by Dung Ngo and Eric Pfeiffer explores the history of plywood from ancient Egypt to the moulded designs of Eames, demonstrating its design capabilities. Pfeiffer is head designer for home and home office furniture store Offi. The book is published by Princeton Architectural Press, priced £30.