Selected Publications

1000X Landscape Architecture, (1000 landscape architecture and land art projects from around the world), Chris van Uffelen and others, Verlaghaus Braun, 2009

One thousand landscape architecture and landscape art projects from countries on six continents, shown: Horizons, The Black Swamp and Centuries in Turn.

Public Art: A World’s Eye View, Integrating Art into the Environment, Faith Dennis Morris Ed. D and others, International Creators’ Organization, 2008

Forty two artists from eleven countries with site integrated public projects, shown: Centuries in Turn, Horizons, The Black Swamp, To the Nines, Library Time, Butterfly Progression, and City and Citrus.

The Art of Placemaking, Interpreting Community Through Public Art and Urban Design, Ronald Lee Fleming, Merrell, 2007

The Black Swamp is included as a case study of placemaking art in the section "Placemaker as turf definer."

Paving the Way Back to School, LANDSCAPE DESIGN, Vol. 10, No.1, April, 1997

Cover article on The Black Swamp, site-integrated crossroads sculpture in the pedestrian mall at Bowling Green State University, landscape architecture by The Collaborative, Richard J. Meyers, FALSA, Philip G. Enderle, ASLA  and others.

Planning for the Future with the Past in Mind, LANDSCAPE DESIGN, Vol. 9, No. 6, June/July, 1996

Article on the improvements at Zuma Beach County Park, Malibu, California, master plan by Gruen Associates, Rick Abelson, ASLA and others, tile by Marlo Bartels, entry sculpture by Nettleship: Shell and Beach.

Sculpted Hardscapes Entertain and Educate, LANDSCAPE DESIGN, Vol. 8, No.3, March, 1995

Article on “pathway” sculptures of Nettleship including the Mobility Walkway, The Queen of the Prairie and Dance Walkway.

Public Sculpture as a Collaboration with a Community, LEONARDO, Vol. 22, No. 4, 1989

Article by Will Nettleship describing consultation with neighborhood groups to build site-integrated public sculpture from the mid-1970’s to the mid-1980’s.  The public projects are shown in the context of his studio landscape sculpture series.

Interior Forms: A Comparison of Sculpture with Cell Cytoskeleton, LEONARDO, Vol. 22, No. 2, 1989

Article by Will Nettleship with Sheldon Penman comparing the studio landscape sculpture series of Nettleship with the cell cytoskeleton photographic research of Penman at M.I.T.

William Nettleship