From Concept to Form in Landscape Design

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Wiley, Jun 29, 2007 - Architecture - 544 pages
One of the most difficult tasks for a designer is to translateconcepts into specific and detailed organizations of space. FromConcept to Form in Landscape Design, Second Edition provides vital,functional techniques that make the transformation easier and moreeffective. This perceptive resource examines both traditional andnontraditional methods of landscape design, providing theconceptual and philosophical foundations for ideas and their visualexpression.

The revised and expanded Second Edition includes:

A new chapter dealing with the creative thought process forgenerating ideas

Precise case studies showing sequential form evolution

Hundreds of detailed photographs to assist in visualizing varioustechniques

Inspiring images from nature for naturalistic formdevelopment

Atypical design examples as impetus for innovation

Accompanying web site with projects for classroom students andself-learners alike

From Concept to Form in Landscape Design, Second Edition presentsthe landscape transformation process in a highly visual manner,creating both a vivid learning experience for students and a usefultoolbox for working designers. Replete with compelling, valuable,and accessible insights for designing outdoor spaces, Reid's bookis an ideal blend of inspiration and application.

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The Concept
Geometric Form Development
Naturalistic Form Development
Case Studies
135 Octagonal Pattern
Geometric Construction Methods

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About the author (2007)

Grant W. Reid, FASLA, has a master's degree in landscape architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a licensed landscape architect in the state of Kansas, principal of Grant Reid Designs, and a retired professor of landscape architecture at Colorado State University. In 2005, he received the Outstanding Educator Award from the Associated Landscape Contractors of America Educational Foundation.

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