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📒Midwestern Landscape Architecture ✍ William H. Tishler
✏Midwestern Landscape Architecture Book Summary : An illustrated history of landscape architecture in the Midwest features in-depth profiles of such pioneering figures as Frederick Law Olmsted, Jens Jensen, Adolph Strauch, and others who celebrated the unique features of the native midwestern landscape in their designs for the various locales in the U.S. heartland. Reprint.
📒Landscape Architecture ✍ Ian Thompson
✏Landscape Architecture Book Summary : Landscape architects are involved in a variety of projects, including reclamation, restoration, and the design of crucial infrastructure.--
📒Meaning In Landscape Architecture And Gardens ✍ Marc Treib
✏Meaning in Landscape Architecture and Gardens Book Summary : While we all live our lives in designed landscapes of various types, only on occasion do we consider what these landscapes mean to us and how they have acquired that significance. Can a landscape architect or garden designer really imbue new settings with meaning, or does meaning evolve over time, created by those who perceive and use these landscapes? What role does the selection and arrangement of plants and hard materials play in this process and just where does the passage of time enter into the equation? These questions collectively provide the core material for Meaning in Landscape Architecture and Gardens, a compendium of four landmark essays written over a period of twenty years by leading scholars in the field of landscape architecture. New commentaries by the authors accompany each of the essays and reflect on the thinking behind them as well as the evolution of the author’s thoughts since their original publication. Although the central theme of these writings is landscape architecture broadly taken, the principal subject of several essays and commentaries is the garden, a subject historically plentiful in allusions and metaphors. As a whole Meaning in Landscape Architecture and Gardens offers the general reader as well as the professional a rich source of ideas about the designed landscape and the ways by which we perceive, consider, react, and dwell within them – and what they mean to us. The essays have been perennial favorites in landscape courses since their original publication in Landscape Journal. Bringing them together – bolstered by the new commentaries – creates a book valuable to all those creating gardens and landscapes, as well as those teaching and studying these subjects.
📒Theory In Landscape Architecture ✍ Simon Swaffield
✏Theory in Landscape Architecture Book Summary : Basic theoretical texts for landscape architects.
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📒Landscape Architecture ✍ Gang Chen
✏Landscape Architecture Book Summary : Absolutely fascinating Informative, enlightening, and entertaining This is one of the most comprehensive books on Planting Design. It fills in the blanks in this field and introduces poetry, painting, and symbolism into Planting Design. It covers in detail the two major systems in Planting Design: Formal Planting Design and Naturalistic Planting Design. It has numerous line drawings and photos to illustrate the Planting Design concepts and principles. Through in-depth discussions of historical precedents and practical case studies, it uncovers the fundamental design principles and concepts as well as underpinning philosophy for Planting Design. It is an indispensable reference book for Landscape Architecture students, designers, architects, urban planners, and ordinary garden lovers. What Others Are Saying About Planting Design Illustrated... "I found this book to be absolutely fascinating. You will need to concentrate while reading it but the effort will be well worth your time." -Bobbie Schwartz, Former President of APLD (Association of Professional Landscape Designers) and Author of The Design Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together "This is a book that you have to read, and it is more than well worth your time. Gang Chen takes you well beyond what you'll learn in other books about basic principles like color, texture, and mass." -Jane Berger, Editor & Publisher of gardendesignonline "As a longtime consumer of gardening books, I am impressed with Gang Chen's inclusion of new information on planting design theory for Chinese and Japanese gardens. Many gardening books discuss the beauty of Japanese gardens, and a few discuss the unique charms of Chinese gardens, but this one explains how Japanese and Chinese history, geography, and artistic traditions bear on the development of each country's style. The material on traditional Western garden planting is thorough and inspiring, too. Planting Design Illustrated definitely rewards repeated reading and study; any garden designer will read it with profit." -Jan Whitner, Editor of the Washington Park Arboretum Bulletin "Enhanced with an annotated bibliography and informative appendices, Planting Design Illustrated offers an especially "reader friendly" and practical guide that makes it a very strongly recommended addition to personal, professional, academic, and community library Gardening & Landscaping reference collections and supplemental reading lists." -Midwest Book Review "Where to start? Planting Design Illustrated is, above all, fascinating and refreshing Not something the lay reader encounters every day, the book presents an unlikely topic in an easily digestible, easy to follow way. It is superbly organized, with a comprehensive table of contents, bibliography, and appendices. The writing, though expertly informative, maintains its accessibility throughout and is a joy to read. The detailed and beautiful illustrations expanding on the concepts presented were my favorite portion. One of the finest books I've encountered in this contest in the past five years." -Writer's Digest 16th Annual International Self-Published Book Awards Judge's commentary "The work in my view has incredible application to planting design generally and a system approach to what is a very difficult subject to teach, at least in my experience. Also featured is very beautiful philosophy of garden design principles bordering poetry. It's my strong conviction that this work needs to see the light of day by being published for the use of professionals, students & garden enthusiasts." -Donald C Brinkerhoff, FASLA, Chairman and CEO of Lifescapes International, Inc.
📒The Professional Practice Of Landscape Architecture ✍ Walter Rogers
✏The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture Book Summary : The all-inclusive reference to starting and operating a landscape architecture firm The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture, Second Edition is completely revised to keep up with the latest developments driving the day-to-day operation of a successful private-practice landscape architecture office. Whether helping a landscape architecture student identify a career track, providing direction on starting a new office, guiding an owner seeking to jumpstart a stagnant or fledgling business, or assisting a landscape architect-in-training study for the national Landscape Architecture Registration Exam (LARE), this single-source blueprint is the key to prospering in this dynamic field. This new edition features: Indispensible information for practicing landscape architects, including professional ethics, finances, office administration, marketing and promotion, and project management An updated look at government regulatory laws, federal tax administration, sustainable design, and LEED certification Strategies for using the Internet, computer software, and technology to market and manage a firm Examples of professional contract templates Case study profiles of landscape architecture firms Requirements for professional registration and criteria for taking the national exam This comprehensive and practical reference combines real-world experience with the highest professional standards to instruct the reader on business concepts. Expertly organized and easy to follow, The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture, Second Edition continues to be the one source that landscape architects need to direct all facets of their practice.
📒Contemporary Trends In Landscape Architecture ✍ Steven L. Cantor
✏Contemporary Trends in Landscape Architecture Book Summary : Contemporary Trends in Landscape Architecture Steven L. Cantor This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated sourcebook presents new trends in landscape architecture with particular focus on recent scientific research, historic preservation, and international practice. Contemporary Trends in Landscape Architecture includes more than 300 illustrations and photographs, and features world-renowned landscape architects describing in their own words dozens of plans, sites, and projects. With this volume, author Steven L. Cantor provides an excellent companion to his Innovative Design Solutions in Land-scape Architecture, a detailed reference source for landscape architecture practice. He adopts a modern and practical approach, following projects from the planning stage to built form, identifying patterns in professional practice and their design implications. Trends and selected projects include: The Impact of Scientific Research Horticultural and botanical displays, Charlotte, NC; wetlands restoration, Hambleton Island, MD; timber rattlesnake study, Woodbury, NY AIDS Memorial Gardens AIDS Memorial Grove, San Francisco, CA; Joel Schnaper Memorial Garden, New York, NY Populations with Unique Needs Mental health facilities, New York, NY; Lesbian and Gay Community Center, New York, NY; Endangered Species Garden, San Francisco, CA; Lion’s Garden for the Visually Impaired, New York, NY Historic Preservation National Park Service, historic landscape initiative, Washington, DC; Stuyvesant Square Park, New York, NY; Ellis Island National Historical Park, New York, NY International Practice Karambunai Beach Resort and Golf Residential Community, East Malaysia, Island of Borneo; National Parliament House, Canberra, Australia; urban design in Brno, Slovakia Eclecticism Japanese influenced residential pool design in Georgia; public plazas with fountains in Tennessee; sculpture based on Renaissance models, Long Island, NY; courtyards for the Katherine Delmar Burke School, San Francisco, CA Residences and Housing Gaines residence and stallion barns, Lexington, KY; tract house with gazebo, San Diego, CA; dormitory complex, University of Maine, Orono, ME; Greystone Manor, Westchester, NY Parks and Recreation Mount St. Helen’s National Monument, Toutle, WA; Steinbrueck Park, Seattle, WA; Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, PA; Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD Computer Technology Access roads to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, DC; landscape planning studies, Uxbridge, MA; Seattle central waterfront, Seattle, WA; Paris Pike, KY Each firm and landscape architect contributes his or her own style and personality to these projects, and offers personal insights, anecdotes, and perspective. In a thoughtful conclusion, the author examines and discusses patterns discovered within the total body of work. An inclusive and thoroughly cross-referenced index also assists in the process of analyzing project types and making comparisons. Landscape architects, architects, students, planners, project managers, and those in allied fields will greatly value Contemporary Trends in Landscape Architecture as a rich source of information and inspiration for both professional and academic application.
📒Becoming A Landscape Architect ✍ Kelleann Foster
✏Becoming a Landscape Architect Book Summary : Explore exciting options for a career in landscape architecture Blending aesthetics and environmental consciousness, landscape architecture is one of the fastest growing fields, according to the US Department of Labor. Becoming a Landscape Architect gives you a comprehensive survey of the field as it is practiced today, and explains how to get started and how to succeed in this exciting, creative, and in-demand profession. Featuring more than thirty-five interviews with leading landscape architects and more than 250 illustrations, the guide covers everything an aspiring landscape architect needs to know- from education and training, design specialties, and work settings to preparing an effective portfolio and finding a job in residential, ecological, commercial, and parks design. Complete guide to the profession of landscape architecture, one of today's fastest growing fields More than thirty-five interviews with leading landscape designers and educators give you an idea of what it's really like to work as a landscape architect Over 250 striking illustrations and a lively interior make the book visually appealing as well as informative Explains different educational paths and their prerequisites and requirements Author Kelleann Foster is Associate Professor and Assistant Department Head, Department of Landscape Architecture, Pennsylvania State University and Managing Partner, Visual Interactive Communications Group
📒Landscape Design Methods Illustrated ✍ Tom Turner
✏Landscape Design Methods Illustrated Book Summary : CONTENTS: (1) Context-sensitive landscape architecture (2) Aims of landscape architecture (3) Theory in landscape architecture (4) Ten historic design theories (5) Modernist, Postmodern and Post-postmodern Art (6) Modern Design Theory, including Ecological Design and ESRI Geodesign (7) Postmodern Design Theory, including Deconstructionism and Landscape Urbanism (8) Post-postmodern Design Theory, including PAKILDA and Ecological Urbanism (9) On Values, including McHarg, Land Ethics and Environmental Ethics