From Concept to Form: In Landscape Design
From Concept to Form in Landscape Design Grant W. Reid, ASLA One of the most difficult tasks for a designer is to translate concepts into specific and detailed organizations of space. From Concept to Form in Landscape Design provides vital, functional techniques that make the transformation easier and more effective. This perceptive resource examines both traditional and non-traditional methods of landscape design, providing the conceptual and philosophical foundations for ideas and their graphic expression. Reid utilizes both geometric and naturalistic approaches as form determinants. From Concept to Form in Landscape Design includes
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Architects, landscape architects, and urban planners are graphic thinkers. A simple graphic can communicate more design intent than many, many words. "From Concept to Form in Landscape Design" can help design professionals to concretize their ideas and design concepts into visible graphics and forms. Once you put your ideas on paper as specific forms, you can improve and fine-tune them. "From Concept to Form in Landscape Design" covers philosophical concepts, functional concepts, geometric form development, naturalistic form development, principles of design (basic elements of design, organizing principles, integration of forms), unconventional and provocative design, and various case studies. "From Concept to Form in Landscape Design" has 192 pages and many line drawings and interior black-and-white photos. It is a good tool to assist design professional to concretize their ideas and design concepts. Copyright 2007 Gang Chen, author of "Planting Design Illustrated"