Landscape Design

Landscape Design : A Practical Approach

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For undergraduate courses in Landscape Design and Landscape Architecture. This book provides a comprehensive view of the landscape design process as it applies to the professional landscape designer. Its coverage includes design analysis, study of land forms and planning of land form manipulation, area creation and circulation, environmental adjustments, the aesthetics of good design, appropriate materials selection, and the proper use of enriching materials in the landscape.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 466 pages
  • 177.8 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 793.78g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0130105813
  • 9780130105813
  • 1,654,103

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Written for horticulture and landscaping students and professional landscapers, Landscape Design: A Practical Approach will also serve as a valuable reference for landscape architects because of many practical applications. This comprehensive guidebook provides a good, basic understanding of the landscape design process, including: design analysis, study of land forms and planning of land form manipulation, area creation and circulation, environmental adjustments, aesthetics of good design, appropriate materials selection, and proper use of enriching materials in the landscape. Additionally, valuable materials covering specification reading and writing, bidding and estimating, and sales are included. You can't find another landscape designer's manual so chock-full of practical guidelines and handy techniques designed to put you at the forefront of your profession sooner than you thought possible!show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Today's Landscaping. 2. Design Analysis. 3. Areas and Circulation. 4. Studying the Land Forms. 5. Planning the Alteration of Land Forms. 6. The Walls and Ceiling. 7. Principles of Planting Design. 8. Plantings and Architecture. 9. Matching Plant Materials to Design Criteria. 10. Covering the Ground. 11. Embellishments. 12. Special Landscape Problems: Business and Rental Properties. 13. Specifications, Estimations, and Bids. 14. The Role of the Designer/Salesperson. 15. Computers in Landscape Design. 16. Designing Automatic Irrigation Systems. Appendix A: Plant Materials Guidelists. Appendix B: Measurements and Weights. Appendix C: Helpful Organizations. Bibliography and Suggested References. Index.show more

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