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Be inspired to imagine the garden of your dreams with this guide that will help you plan, build, and plant your perfect outdoor space. Whether you're aiming for a total redesign or targeting a specific area, Encyclopedia of Landscape Design offers fresh and achievable ideas for every gardener: grasp the fundamentals of landscape and garden design, find a style that's right for you, and create the structures and planting plans to bring your ideas to life. Produced by a team of award-winning horticultural experts, Encyclopedia of Landscape Design offers extensive design inspiration backed up with solid practical content, including step-by-step landscape structures and planting techniques.

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Genre: Gardening
Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2017-09-19
File: 392 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781465470782

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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.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: John L. Motloch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2000-08-25
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 0471352918

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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.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: John L. Motloch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2000-08-25
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 0471352918

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With a focus on the process of design, this bookAs practical approach serves users with a design manual for those interested in gaining knowledge and developing skills in the design of landscapes for private residences. This useful reference clearly illustrates and discusses the actual procedures and underlying principles utilized by experienced residential landscape designers. Extensive illustrations in the form of plans, sections, elevations, diagrams and perspectives show users the application of material presented. Content provides the quality fundamentals of residential site design--exploring functional and artistic elements, with a focus on appreciation of quality and updated standards for site development, maintenance techniques and training. Architecturally responsive design material is emphasized throughout--examines landscape designs and structures that blend with the existing house character. Includes useful chapters on "Functional Diagrams" and "Form Composition"--critical subjects in creating functionally and visually successful design solutions. Also features reorganized and revised chapters--expanded section on planting design (Ch. 11); and Chapter 14 on "Design Alternatives," A good reference for those who are beginning their design careers, as well as those currently practicing residential design.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Norman K. Booth
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release: 2005
File: 475 Pages
ISBN-13: WISC:89083371385

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"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 25 years of creating award-winning gardens and yards. The Dargans share a blend of design techniques and practical advice on how to achieve the sophisticated look of a professionally designed landscape on any size and type of property. Design treatments are beautifully illustrated with color photographs, landscape plans, and before and after examples of the authors' work."--Publisher description.

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Genre: Gardening
Author: Mary Palmer Dargan
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Release: 2007
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 0941711854

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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.

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Genre: Science
Author: Robert L. France
Publisher: CRC Press
Release: 2007-10-18
File: 488 Pages
ISBN-13: 1420008730

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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.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Phillip J. Craul
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 1992-09-15
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 047180598X

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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.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Robert Holden
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Release: 2003
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 0750677007

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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.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture (22 : 2000 : Washington D.C.)
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks
Release: 2000
File: 284 Pages
ISBN-13: 0884022781

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Basic theoretical texts for landscape architects.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Simon Swaffield
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Release: 2002-11-22
File: 265 Pages
ISBN-13: 0812218213

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