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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 Book : Gardening
Author Book : DK
Publisher : Penguin
Release Book : 2017-09-19
Download Book : 392 Pages
ISBN-10 : 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 Book : Architecture
Author Book : John L. Motloch
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Book : 2000-08-25
Download Book : 384 Pages
ISBN-10 : 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 Book : Architecture
Author Book : John L. Motloch
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Book : 2000-08-25
Download Book : 384 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0471352918


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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 Book : Gardening
Author Book : Mary Palmer Dargan
Publisher : Gibbs Smith
Release Book : 2007
Download Book : 192 Pages
ISBN-10 : 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 Book : Science
Author Book : Robert L. France
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Book : 2007-10-18
Download Book : 488 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1420008730


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DIVToday, there is a growing demand for designed landscapes—from public parks to backyards—to be not only beautiful and functional, but also sustainable. Sustainability means more than just saving energy and resources. It requires integrating the landscapes we design with ecological systems. With Principles of Ecological Landscape Design, Travis Beck gives professionals and students the first book to translate the science of ecology into design practice. DIV DIVThis groundbreaking work explains key ecological concepts and their application to the design and management of sustainable landscapes. It covers biogeography and plant selection, assembling plant communities, competition and coexistence, designing ecosystems, materials cycling and soil ecology, plant-animal interactions, biodiversity and stability, disturbance and succession, landscape ecology, and global change. Beck draws on real world cases where professionals have put ecological principles to use in the built landscape. DIV DIVThe demand for this information is rising as professional associations like the American Society of Landscape Architects adopt new sustainability guidelines (SITES). But the need goes beyond certifications and rules. For constructed landscapes to perform as we need them to, we must get their underlying ecology right. Principles of Ecological Landscape Design provides the tools to do just that.

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Genre Book : Architecture
Author Book : Travis Beck
Publisher : Island Press
Release Book : 2013-02
Download Book : 280 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781597267021


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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 Book : Architecture
Author Book : Phillip J. Craul
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Book : 1992-09-15
Download Book : 416 Pages
ISBN-10 : 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 Book : Architecture
Author Book : Robert Holden
Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
Release Book : 2003
Download Book : 192 Pages
ISBN-10 : 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 Book : Architecture
Author Book : Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture (22 : 2000 : Washington D.C.)
Publisher : Dumbarton Oaks
Release Book : 2000
Download Book : 284 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0884022781


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Basic theoretical texts for landscape architects.

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Genre Book : Architecture
Author Book : Simon Swaffield
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Book : 2002-11-22
Download Book : 265 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0812218213