The landscape architect has great responsibility in creating projects that don't undermine the fragile natural balance of arid areas. The understanding of these kinds of landscapes will be of enormous help in preserving our world and the quality of life of the population that inhabits such regions. This book presents numerous examples of oases, gardens and agriculture in the desert. In short, it provides a demonstration of how it is possible to work within a hostile landscape.
Shlomo Aronson trained at the University of California (Berkeley) and at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He has worked for forty years as a landscape architect in Israel. His work is compiled in Making peace with the land,(Spacemaker Press, Washington DC, 1998) and has received numerous awards, including the Karavan Prize (1998), the Rechter Prize (1990) and the Jerusalem Prize (2000). Aronson represented the State of Israel in the Venice Biennale (1991) and was the recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award (2001) from the University of California (Berkeley).