Landscape Architecture : an Introduction

Holden, Robert

Landscape Architecture : an Introduction Robert Holden & Jamie Liversedge. - London Laurence King Publishing Ltd 2014 - 67 pages illustrations, maps 27 cm

Introduction --
What is a landscape architect? --
How this book is structured --
1. The history of landscape architecture --
2. Beginning a project --
3. The design process --
4. Representing the landscape design --
5. From design team to long-term landscape management --
6. Education and employment --
7. The future --
Recycling and everyday practice --
Final thoughts.

"Aimed at prospective and new students, this book gives a comprehensive introduction to the nature and practise of landscape architecture, the professional skills required and the latest developments. After discussing the history of the profession, the book explains the design process through principles such as hierarchy, human scale, unity, harmony, asymmetry, color, form, and texture. It looks at how design is represented through both drawing and modeling, and through digital techniques such as CAD and the use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems). This is followed by an examination of project management and landscape management techniques. Finally, the book explores educational and employment opportunities and the future of the profession in the context of climate change and sustainability. Illustrated with international examples of completed projects, Landscape Architecture provides an invaluable, one-stop resource for anyone considering studying or a career in this field"--Provided by publisher.


Landscape architecture --History
Landscape architecture --Computer-aided design --Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Landscape architecture --Handbooks, manuals, etc.

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