MIT team finds that the ratio of component atoms is vital to performance.
It has also won the 2009 John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize from the Foundation for Landscape Studies — a prize that recognizes books ‘that break new ground in method or interpretation’ — and it won an Honorable Mention in the 2009 PROSE Awards from the American Association of Publishers for excellence in scholarship.
Meanwhile, another of Spirn’s books, The Granite Garden: Urban Nature and Human Design
(Basic Books,1984), has been recognized by the American Planning
Association as one of the past century’s ‘100 Essential Books of