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📒Introduction To Landscape Design ✍ John L. Motloch
✏Introduction to Landscape Design Book Summary : Outstanding explorations of design concepts, principles, and processes This Second Edition of Introduction to Landscape Design offers even broader coverage of the environmental, human, technological, and aesthetic issues associated with landscape design than the first edition. Beginning with the way we perceive, manage, and design the landscape, it moves on to explore the forces that influence land design. An overview of landscape management, planning, and design includes a discussion of the roles and integration of the professions involved, modes of professional practice, and site scale design processes. The book explores the ecology of design and the integration of land design decisions into dynamic systems. This fully updated new edition: * Presents landscape design as a synergism of art and science * Addresses the interplay between buildings and sites * Provides insights into the breadth of people-environment relationships * Places special emphasis on our growing understanding of interrelationships between the landscape and human decisions A superb introduction for students as well as a useful reference for practicing professionals, this book is an excellent guide for anyone who wants to develop a better understanding of landscape design.
📒Timeless Landscape Design ✍ Mary Palmer Dargan
✏Timeless Landscape Design Book Summary : In Timeless Landscape Design: The Four-Part Master Plan, renowned landscape architects Hugh and Mary Palmer Dargan share the secret to creating an unforgettable landscape with the "Four-Part Master Plan" -- a unique method they've perfected over the past two-and-a-half decades of creating award-winning gardens and yards for clients. The Dargans share a blend of specific design techniques and practical advice on how to achieve the sophisticated look of a professionally designed landscape on any size and type of property. Examples of specific design treatments are beautifully illustrated with scores of color photographs taken from their own archives, plus landscape plans from historic gardens around the world that have provided inspiration to the authors, and before and after examples of the authors' award-winning work. Learn how to apply this unique master plan that gives homeowners a simple and systematic means of planning their gardens. The four-part plan includes: The approach and arrival sequence The hub The perimeter Passages to destinations
📒Handbook Of Regenerative Landscape Design ✍ Robert L. France
✏Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design Book Summary : What if environmentally damaged landscapes could not only be remediated from an ecological standpoint, but also designed to replenish an entire community as well as the nature surrounding it? The Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design incorporates ecology, engineering, sociology, and design elements into a new paradigm for environmental restoration and the renewal of urban and cultural sites. This is the first resource in the field to examine the collaborative roles of scientists, landscape architects, and urban planners in transforming degraded landscapes into sustainable communities for both people and wildlife. Top practitioners and theorists from different fields and perspectives contribute innovative case studies that converge in their emphasis on new uses for reclaimed land, rather than a return to its original state. In addition, this book is one in only a handful to address the system conditions necessary for the repair of severely degraded landscapes, especially in an urban context. It elucidates the most suitable remediation strategies for treating degraded environments such as industrial landfills, mining sites, buried urban rivers, heavily polluted or effectively destroyed wetlands, Superfund sites, and abandoned factories. Bringing the perspectives of landscape architects, scientists, and urban planners to a wider audience, the Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design demonstrates how ecological landscape restoration processes can facilitate sociological and urban renewal initiatives.
📒Urban Soil In Landscape Design ✍ Phillip J. Craul
✏Urban Soil in Landscape Design Book Summary : Presents essential information on the fundamental properties of soils and how they are affected under urban conditions. Coverage includes the physical, chemical and biological characterisitics of soil; how it can be classified, inventoried and mapped; urban soil properties; problems and solutions to many of the more common urban soils; methods of ameliorating compaction including other major drainage problems and much more. Contains over 150 illustrations.
📒New Landscape Design ✍ Robert Holden
✏New Landscape Design Book Summary : Reflecting Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe's view that landscape architecture is the 'mother of the arts', Robert Holden offers an intelligent modern survey of the discipline for designers, planners and architects. The notion that it is an art form pervades the whole book.
📒Environmentalism In Landscape Architecture ✍ Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture (22 : 2000 : Washington D.C.)
✏Environmentalism in Landscape Architecture Book Summary : The papers presented in this volume range from proposals for new design approaches, historical analysis of the relationship between the practice of landscape architecture and environmentalism, to the theories of early practitioners of landscape architecture imbued by an environmentalist outlook. The issues above are addressed through topics as eclectic as the design of American zoos, the establishment of the Tennessee Valley Authority, road design and maintenance in Texas, and criticism of relationships between the words and works of select landscape architects. This volume provides a fresh approach to encounters between environmentalism and landscape architecture by reframing the issues through self-reflection instead of strategic debate.
📒Landscape Design With Plants ✍ Brian Clouston
✏Landscape Design with Plants Book Summary : Landscape Design with Plants, Second Edition focuses on landscape architecture. The book first discusses trees in the countryside. Adaptation to locality, self-town vegetation, designs for both short-term and long-term effect, ecological planting, and plant associations are described. The text looks at planting for forestry. The need for afforestation; forest habitat; scale of the forest mosaic; and woodlands as visual elements in the landscape are considered. The book puts emphasis on trees in urban areas, shrubs and groundcover, and herbaceous plants and bulbs. The text also focuses on water plants. The use of water plants in garden design, aquatic communities, and historical background are discussed. The book underscores the use and management of plant species native to Britain in landscaping; urban landscape and roof gardens; and how to transplant semi-mature trees. The text also describes reclamation and planting of industrial and urban wastelands; landscaping of reservoir margins; and the relationship of plants and air pollution. The book also puts emphasis on the use of vegetation in slope stabilization; planting in tropical lowland areas; planting in hot, arid climates; and the functional use of Australian plants. The selection is a must for readers interested in landscaping.
✏Residential Landscape Design for the Horticulturally Hopeless Book Summary : No confusing discussions about design concepts, case studies or graphic techniques No photos of high end landscapes that you could never afford Full of specific step by step instructions on how to draw a beautiful but simple landscape plan Written for the average homeowner on a budget but also very helpful for the advanced gardener To see some of my designs go to www.highdesertgardensinc.com. FEATURES Simple tools you ll need to draw the design Controlling budget Simplified measuring and layout Customizable sample plans or create your own design from scratch Use cut outs to arrange your hardscape items like patios, storage and hot tubs I ll show you the easy way to get a list of plants that do well in your specific area Plant placement is simplified using my unique design method similar to paint by the numbers "
📒Ecological Landscape Design And Planning ✍ Jala Makhzoumi
✏Ecological Landscape Design and Planning Book Summary : Based on both research and practical experience,Ecological Landscape Design and Planning offers a holistic methodological approach to landscape design and planning. It focuses on the scarcity of natural resources in the Mediterranean and the need to aim for long-term ecological stability and environmental sustainability. The principles of this approach, therefore, can be used as a theoretical foundation for holistic landscape research, creative ecological design and better sustainable practice development.
📒Eco Landscape Design ✍ John A. Flannery
✏Eco Landscape Design Book Summary : The ability to adapt to a changing environment has ensured the continued survival of the human race into the 21st century. The challenges to be faced in this century are now well documented by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The effects of drought, melting polar ice and increased incidences of extreme weather events will impact on the diverse landscapes of the earth and a human population predicted to be 9 billion by the middle of the 21st century, a three-fold increase in less than one hundred years. This book provides a valuable insight into landscaping activity worldwide by those tasked with housing, feeding and nurturing all species that share the planet. Research for this publication reveals the growth of non-anthropized design philosophies, acknowledging that humanity cannot be indefinitely sustained if animal, bird and plant life are excluded. The precious resources of water and the air that we breathe are no longer taken for granted; rivers flowing through the world’s mega-cities are now being cleaned, restored and given pride of place in the landscapes they flow through. Conservation projects provide evidence that even fragile island and desert landscapes can be protected from the negative impacts of population. Eco-Landscape Design demonstrates that an intelligent and thoughtful approach to landscape design can not only ensure survival, it can reap compound benefits and rewards far in excess of those originally envisaged.