Detailing for Landscape Architects: Aesthetics, Function, Constructibility

Detailing for Landscape Architects: Aesthetics, Function, Constructibility

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By (author) Thomas R. Ryan, By (author) Edward Allen, By (author) Patrick J. Rand

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 272mm x 18mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 2 August 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470548789
  • ISBN 13: 9780470548783
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 603,255

Product description

Based upon the best-selling book Architectural Detailing by Edward Allen and Patrick Rand, Landscape Architectural Detailing applies the same organization to the three major concerns of the landscape architecture detailer function, constructibility, and aesthetics. Richly illustrated, this book approaches landscape architecture detailing in a systematic manner and provides a framework for analyzing existing details and devising new ones. Landscape Architectural Detailing includes material on details related to aesthetics, water drainage and movement, structures, construction assemblies, sustainable resources, and more.

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Tom R. Ryan, FASLA, is Principal of Ryan Associates, Landscape Architecture and Planning. He has more than thirty years of experience as a practicing landscape architect, and has taught in the landscape architecture departments at the University of Pennsylvania, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Edward Allen, FAIA, has been a member of the faculties at Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has frequently taught as a guest at other institutions across the United States over the past thirty years. He is also the best-selling coauthor of Fundamentals of Building Construction and The Architect's Studio Companion (both with Joseph Iano), Form and Forces (with Waclaw Zalewski), and Architectural Detailing (with Patrick Rand), all published by Wiley. Patrick Rand, FAIA, is a Professor in the School of Architecture at North Carolina State University, where he teaches design studios, construction systems courses, and detailing seminars. He is coauthor of Architectural Detailing along with Edward Allen.

Review quote

"This eminently readable, profusely illustrated book is obviously designed as a professional reference, but its effect is more like consulting with a passionate expert than merely receiving a listing of standard recommendations. This pattern-based approach, in lieu of a mechanical categorization based on materials (wood, metal, stone) or application (paving, walls, canopies), focuses on conveying general principles, as well as specific details, across a range of conditions, which is impressive. This emphasis on aesthetics and not just visual, but aesthetics that appreciate elegance, simplicity, and timeless details permeates the book, and is part of what lifts it above other catalogs of technique." ( Landscape Architecture Magazine, Oct 2011)

Table of contents

Acknowledgments. Introduction. PART I DETAIL PATTERNS. SECTION 1 AESTHETICS. CHAPTER 1 Aesthetics. SECTION 2 FUNCTION. CHAPTER 2 Controlling Water Movement. CHAPTER 3 Controlling Subsurface Water Movement and Sedimentation. CHAPTER 4 Accommodating Movement. CHAPTER 5 Accommodating Growth. CHAPTER 6 Providing Structural Support. CHAPTER 7 Providing Passages for Pipes and Wires. CHAPTER 8 Health and Safety. CHAPTER 9 Providing for the Life Cycles of the Landscape. SECTION 3 CONSTRUCTIBILITY. CHAPTER 10 Ease of Assembly. CHAPTER 11 Forgiving Details. CHAPTER 12 Efficient Use of Construction Resources. CHAPTER 13 Sustainability. PART II DETAIL DEVELOPMENT. SECTION 1 APPLYING THE DETAIL PATTERNS. CHAPTER 14 Detailing a Traditional Plaza. CHAPTER 15 Detailing a Rooftop Garden. CHAPTER 16 Detailing a Residence. SECTION 2 GETTING STARTED. APPENDIX A: The Detailer s Reference Shelf. APPENDIX B: Formulating Exercises for Self-Study or Classroom Use. INDEX.