Introduction to Landscape Design

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 25, 2000 - Architecture - 369 pages
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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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“Introduction to Landscape Design” is a very comprehensive, theoretical and philosophical introduction to Landscape Design. It is composed of 4 parts (concepts and overview, design influences, contemporary application, and the future) including 17 chapters. It covers a number of subjects such as landscape meaning (method of study, meanings, axioms for reading the landscape, and landscape interpretation), people, attitudes and perception, education and design thinking, landscape process, available resources and technology, sensual and temporal aspects of perception, visual arts, geometry and circulation as ordering mechanism, spatial development, architecture and site development, placemaking and community building, professional practice, site design as problem solving, an ecology of design and landscape design education. JOHN L. MOTLOCH, PhD, ASLA, is very knowledgeable. He is a licensed landscape architect, architect, and interior designer, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture in the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems in Austin, Texas. He is able to give a very comprehensive discussion on landscape design as a synergism of art and science, and the interplay between buildings and sites. He also discusses aesthetic, human, environmental, and technological issues associated with landscape design and various forces that influence land design. “Introduction to Landscape Design” has 352 pages and many line drawings and interior black-and-white photos. It is a very comprehensive, theoretical and philosophical introduction to Landscape Design. Copyright 2007 Gang Chen, author of "Planting Design Illustrated"  

Contents

Landscape as System
1
Peoples Attitudes and Perceptions
22
Education and Design Thinking
35
7
49
Available Resources
59
Sensual Aspects of Perception
112
Temporal Aspects of Perception
122
Visual Arts as Ordering
134
Spatial Development
184
Architecture and Site
220
Placemaking and Community
242
Design
283
THE FUTURE
305
Landscape Design Education
333
CONTEMPORARY DESIGN
344
Professional Practice
358

Geometry as Ordering Mechanism
147
Circulation as Ordering
158

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JOHN L. MOTLOCH, PhD, ASLA, is a licensed landscape architect, architect, and interior designer. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture in the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems in Austin, Texas.

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