From Concept to Form: In Landscape Design

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Wiley, Jun 3, 1993 - Architecture - 162 pages
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
  • detailed photographs to assist in visualizing various techniques
  • precise case studies showing sequential processes of form evolution
  • inspiring images from nature for naturalistic form development
  • atypical design examples as impetuses for innovation
From Concept to Form in Landscape Design is presented in a highly visual manner, rendering the process of landscape transformation more accessible. Designers will find these images to be a viable toolbox of techniques with immediate and precise applications. Reid’s approach is replete with compelling, valuable, and accessible insights for both indoor and outdoor spaces, making this book ideal for landscape architects, architects, landscape designers, and students.

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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"  

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About the author (1993)

Grant W. Reid has a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a licensed landscape architect in the state of Kansas and an Associate Professor at Colorado State University. He is the author of Landscape Graphics.

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