Landscape Architecture Books
Landscape architecture has a pivotal role in ensuring environmental sustainability through design interventions. This book takes a broad look at strategies and completed projects to provide the reader with a strong understanding of the sustainability challenges being faced by designers today, and potential routes to addressing them.
Creative Landscape Design presents a selection of the best recent projects in the field of landscape architecture, an area that is growing in importance in line with society's increasing sensitivity to its environment. The imaginative and innovative solutions presented, developed in response to a variety of scales and contexts, will serve as a useful aid to both professional landscape designers and students. Featuring more than twenty projects from around the world, each extensively documented and accompanied by a commentary from the designers, this volume offers a comprehensive survey of the richness and diversity of contemporary landscape design.
This inspiring and thought-provoking book explores how recent innovations in landscape architecture have uniquely positioned the practice to address complex issues and technologies that affect our built environment. The changing and expanding nature of "landscape" make it more important than ever for landscape architects to seek innovation as a critical component in the forward development of a contemporary profession that merges expansive ideas and applications.
Representing Landscapes: Digital is a ground-breaking new book exploring creative methods for digital representation of landscapes. Nadia Amoroso brings together contributions from some of the leading landscape departments in the world to explore the variety in digital illustration methods. In each chapter, leading experts and practitioners in the field of landscape architecture explain a specific digital approach with the use of images from their department to show how each technique can be used in inspirational examples.
Making Sense of Landscape features 17 essays by leading writers, academics, curators, artists and designers. The essays delve into over 20 years of work by Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL), accompanied by project plans, drawings and captivating professional photography.
An indispensable tool for all landscape architects, this time-saving guide answers the most frequently asked questions in one pocket-sized volume. It is a concise, easy-to-read reference that gives instant access to a wide range of information needed on a daily basis, both out on site and in the office.
Covering critically the theory behind emergence in landscape architecture, the author uses practical examples from international landscapes as a key tool in his mission to explain the basis of emergence and how it is essential to our understanding of both urban and natural systems.
Featuring many of the world's most highly acclaimed landscape architects, Detail in Contemporary Landscape Architecture presents 40 of the most recently completed and influential landscape designs. Each project is presented with color photographs, site plans and sections as well as numerous consistently styled construction details.
Sustainable Site Design introduces the core concepts of sustainability as applied to landscape architecture. Focusing on site-scale design, this book provides a regional framework for integrating sustainable practices throughout the design process.
Both a landscape designer and a public artist, Ken Smith produces designs that range in scale from small public installations to vast parks. He is known for inventive and imaginative gardens and landscapes, some of which use little or no natural plant material. His projects include public, commercial, and private work: urban parks, streetscapes, plazas, gardens, public art commissions, memorials, museums and institutions, urban development and multiuse projects, restoration of modern-era landscapes, waterfront planning and design, and residential projects.
Written in an easy, non-technical style, this book is packed with practical how-to information, including: security financing, establishing accounting procedures, winning clients through marketing and professional alliances, handling contracts, registration, certification and other topics.
This elegant volume constructs the framework of interpretation for architecture and landscape architecture and disclosed relationships between them which are normally overlooked. Projects between architecture and landscape take on the concerns of both, engaging the relationships of one discipline with another.
Landscape architecture bible--now better than ever. If you want to keep pace with the latest thinking in landscape design, turn to the Third Edition of John O. Simonds' Landscape Architecture. Packed with hundreds of new inspirational photos, clear diagrams and time-saving checklists, this revised classic gives you a systematic approach to designing outdoor places and spaces. From the basics of using the natural landscape as the ecological basis for all land use planning to breakthrough methods for designing habitations and communities, it gives you step-by-step procedures for selecting and analyzing sites. . .assessing environmental impact. . .developing detailed designs. . .and more.
Primarily for architects and designers just beginning their careers, Booth and Hiss (both Ohio State U.) explain the fundamentals of residential site design, which is usually much more modest than their formal training has prepared them for. Rather than seeing the site as a cosmetic or horticultural afterthought, they approach it as a series of outdoor rooms with basic structures and functions similar to those of indoor rooms, and discuss how to create them, how to design them into a pre- existing site, and how to select and compose materials to furnish them.
Newly designed and containing a full 40 percent completely new content, Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture, Second Edition, continues to be the most complete source of site design and construction standards and data. It is fully metric, to meet Federal and International requirements.