Australia is a large country with many diverse landscapes ranging from dry forests through deserts to tropical rainforests. The landscape architecture profession in Australia is just as diverse as the landscape.
Julian Raxworthy and SueAnne Ware have recently edited ‘Sunburnt’, a discourse about the different ways of approaching contemporary landscape design in Australia. Thankfully, they have side-stepped the temptation to produce a coffee table book and have created a book that reflects on each project, thus giving the reader a true understanding of the landscape design, its influences and surroundings.
Sunburnt presents contemporary landscape projects from Room 4.1.3, Rush Wright Associates, ASPECT Studios, 360°, Ashton Raggatt McDougall, Cardno S.P.L.A.T. and many others. The book is an even balance of written word and layout of beautiful images showcasing each project and their various aspects and elements. ‘Sunburnt’ provides readers with a greater understanding of contemporary Australian landscape profession.
Review by Damian Holmes
This review was previously published in the #02 edition of WLA.