Landscape Architecture by Robert HoldenAimed at prospective and new students, this book gives a comprehensive introduction to the nature and practise of landscape architecture, the professional skills required and the latest developments.After discussing the history of the profession, the book explains the design process through principles such as hierarchy, human scale, unity, harmony, asymmetry, color, form, and texture. It looks at how design is represented through both drawing and modeling, and through digital techniques such as CAD and the use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems). This is followed by an examination of project management and landscape management techniques. Finally, the book explores educational and employment opportunities and the future of the profession in the context of climate change and sustainability.Illustrated with international examples of completed projects, Landscape Architecture provides an invaluable, one-stop resource for anyone considering studying or a career in this field.
Sustainable Landscape Construction by J. William Thompson; Kim SorvigPublished at the beginning of the twenty-first century, "Sustainable Landscape Construction" took a new approach to what was then a nearly new subject: how to construct outdoor environments based on principles of sustainability. This enormously influential book helped to spur a movement that has taken root around the U.S. and throughout the world. The second edition has been thoroughly updated to include the most important developments in this landscape revolution, along with the latest scientific research in the field. It has been expanded to provide even more ideas for designing, building, and maintaining environmentally sensitive landscapes. It is essential reading for everyone with an interest in "green" landscape design. Like its predecessor, the new edition of "Sustainable Landscape Construction" is organized around principles that reflect the authors' desire to put environmental ethics into practice. Each chapter focuses on one over-arching idea. These principles of sustainability are clearly articulated and are developed through specific examples. More than 100 projects from around the globe are described and illustrated. A new chapter details ways in which landscape architectural practice must respond to the dangers posed by fire, floods, drought, extreme storms, and climate change. "Sustainable Landscape Construction" is a crucial complement to basic landscape construction texts, and is a one-of-a-kind reference for professionals, students, and concerned citizens.
Through this site, you will learn how landscape architects improve your world through projects ranging from the large-scale sustainable master plans and housing communities to small-scale green streets, parking lots, and private yards.
APLD has developed the following guides on various aspects of sustainability: Sustainable Soils, Lawns, Guidelines for Creating Environmentally Responsible Landscapes, Water in the Landscape, Native Plants in the Landscape and more.
Illustrated History of Landscape Design by Chip Sullivan; Elizabeth BoultsA visual journey through the history of landscape design For thousands of years, people have altered the meaning of spaceby reshaping nature. As an art form, these architectural landscapecreations are stamped with societal imprints unique to theirenvironment and place in time. Illustrated History of Landscape Design takes an opticalsweep of the iconic landscapes constructed throughout the ages.Organized by century and geographic region, this highly visualreference uses hundreds of masterful pen-and-ink drawings to showhow historical context and cultural connections can illuminatetoday's design possibilities. This guide includes: Storyboards, case studies, and visual narratives to portrayspaces Plan, section, and elevation drawings of key spaces Summaries of design concepts, principles, and vocabularies Historic and contemporary works of art that illuminate aspecific era Descriptions of how the landscape has been shaped over time inresponse to human need Directing both students and practitioners along a visuallystimulating timeline, Illustrated History of LandscapeDesign is a valuable educational tool as well as an endlesssource ofinspiration.
Call Number: SB472.45 .B68 2010
Gardens of the World by Jean-Paul Pigeat; Susan Pickford (Translator)A truly magnificent panorama of garden design for professional and designers and garden travelers alike. Internationally renowned expert Jean-Paul Pigeat sets out to examine both the enduring styles and the bold new trends in garden design. Pigeat juxtaposes traditional and contemporary garden designs, exploring their themes as expressions of a culture’s artistic creativity and social structure. Pigeat retraces his steps through famous and lesser-known gardens around the world. From the ostentatious design of Versailles, where the layout reflects power, to the inspired innovation of the Eden Project in England, which aims to teach visitors about the environment, to the cutting-edge Gas Works Park in Seattle, Washington, which reclaimed a former industrial site. Lavishly illustrated, with a lush format and informative text this truly magnificent panorama of garden design will meet the expectations of professional and designers and garden travelers alike.
Call Number: SB465 .P544 2003
Landscape and Urban Design for Health and Well-Being by Gayle Souter-BrownIn this book Gayle Souter-Brown explores the social, economic and environmental benefits of developing greenspace for health and well-being. She examines the evidence behind the positive effects of designed landscapes, and explains effective methods and approaches which can be put into practice by those seeking to reduce costs and add value through outdoor spaces.¿ Using principles from sensory, therapeutic and healing gardens, Souter-Brown focuses on landscape¿s ability to affect health, education and economic outcomes. Already valued within healthcare environments, these design guidelines for public and private spaces extend the benefits throughout our towns and cities. Covering design for school grounds to public parks, public housing to gardens for stressed executives, this richly illustrated text builds the case to justify inclusion of a designed outdoor area in project budgets. With case studies from the US, UK, Africa, Asia, Australasia and Europe, it is an international, inspirational and valuable tool for those interested in landscapes that provide real benefits to their users.
Call Number: SB454.3.P45 S68 2015
New Nordic Gardens by Annika ZettermanFew people have difficulty conjuring images of modern Scandinavian design, whose influence over the past century has extended around the world. More difficult for many is imagining the vast landscapes of the Nordic countries, which range from the quiet flatlands of Denmark to the dramatic mountains and fjords of Norway. These majestic environments, combined with long summer days and dark winters, raking light and dense birch forests, and a lifestyle that embraces nature have given rise to exceptionally refined examples of garden and landscape design.This richly illustrated volume presents the best Scandinavian gardens to have been produced over the past ten years. Organized by themes that encapsulate the special ambience and lifestyle of the Scandinavian landscapes and lifestyles--Simplicity, Silence, Fragility, Nakedness, Attunement, Boldness, Openness, and Care--each garden is extensively illustrated and accompanied by text noting its unique attractions and the qualities that make it an exemplar of Nordic design.The timelessness of Nordic design has proven itself around the world for many decades, and this volume shows how the quality of its gardens and landscapes follows suit, providing inspiration for all climes.
Call Number: SB470.55.S34 Z48 2017
Site Assessment for Better Gardens and Landscapes by Charles P. MazzaEver wonder why some gardens and landscapes look dazzling year after year, while others decline? Or why does a planting look great at one location while the same plant looks skimpy and unattractive nearby? This 10-1/4 by 7 inch, spiral-bound book describes how to evaluate site characteristics that are important to plants and how to use this information to create thriving, easy-to-care-for gardens and landscapes. Thirty activities map power lines, pipes, and irrigation systems, evaluate climate, analyze soil and slopes, and identify nuisance wildlife. With this information, you can choose plants that will thrive on the site and plan site modifications to achieve your goals. The book is intended for gardeners, landscape professionals, and educators. Site assessment saves time and money, and helps avoid future problems.
Call Number: SB473 .M32 2013
Technology and the Garden by Michael G. Lee; Kenneth I. HelphandTechnology is the practice and activity of making, as well as the tools that enable that making. It is also the realm of ideas behind those endeavors, the expanse of technical knowledge and expertise. At once material, intellectual, active, and social, technology is the purposeful organization of human effort to alter and shape the environment. Gardens, like other designed landscapes, are products of a range of technologies; their layout, construction, and maintenance would be unthinkable without technology. What are the technologies of garden making, what are the concepts and ideas behind garden technologies, and what is the meaning and experience of those endeavors? Technology and the Garden examines the shaping and visualization of the landscape; the development of horticultural technologies; the construction of landscape through hydraulics, labor, and infrastructure; and the effect of emerging technologies on the experience of landscape. These essays demonstrate how the technics of the garden can be hidden or revealed, disguised beneath the earth or celebrated on the surface. How designers have approached technology, in all historical periods and in a diversity of places and cultures, is a central question in landscape studies.