Designing the Landscape

Designing the Landscape : An Introductory Guide for the Landscape Designer

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For introductory courses in landscape design.

This highly illustrative and affordable text covers practical points of the design process in a simple step-by-step format-from beginning (the client interview) to end (presentation). This format is concise, readily illustrated to facilitate learning and, most importantly, can be easily applied in the landscape design industry. The book focuses on residential design, although many of the concepts and steps can be applied to commercial projects as well. As each chapter represents a step in the design process, illustrations, photos, and software imaging visually aid the book concepts to further simplify learning.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 208.28 x 269.24 x 17.78mm | 566.99g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130330418
  • 9780130330413

Table of contents

Chapter One: The Interview.

Finding work and interview clients.

Chapter Two: The Base Map.

Taking measurements and drawing site plan.

Chapter Three: Inventory and Analysis.

Inventory and analysis of site.

Chapter Four: Functional Principles.

Study of the useful or functional aspects of landscape.

Chapter Five: The Concept Plan.

Organizing the ground plane and developing a functional design.

Chapter Six: Design Principles.

Study of the components of visual interest, balance, connection, and flow.

Chapter Seven: Preliminary Design.

Landscape design based on concept plan using generic materials.

Chapter Eight: Plants and Hardscapes.

An in-depth look at plant selection and hardscape materials.

Chapter Nine: The Master Plan.

Putting together the final plan that specifies all material in the design.

Chapter Ten: The Presentation.

An organized and effective approach to presenting the design to the client.

Appendix A: The Design Process.

Summary of the design process.

Appendix B: Software abd Books.

Books, software, and Internet links.

Appendix C: Estimating the Materials.

An introduction on estimating materials in the design.

Appendix D: Computer Graphics.

Plan drawing and image design software.

Appendix E: Butterfly Gardening.

Designing to attract butterflies.

Appendix F: Deer.

Designing to help reduce damage from deer.

Appendix G: Xeriscaping.

Practice of using native plants to reduce management inputs.
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