Landscape Architecture, Fourth Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jul 18, 2010 - Architecture - 396 pages
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  • The United States audience for this book includes landscape architects (23,000), architects (113,000), engineers (228,000), urban planners (32,000), landscape architecture students (7,000)
  • 400-plus full-color photos and diagrams
  • Topics new to this edition include climate, new weather patterns, water resource management, new urbanism and growth management and parking and mass transit
 

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Contents

1 The Human Habitat
1
2 Climate
19
3 Land
33
4 Water
43
5 Vegetation
61
6 Landscape Character
71
7 Topography
89
8 Site Planning
99
15 Habitations
265
16 Community Planning
277
17 Urban Design
299
18 Growth Management
317
19 The Regional Landscape
333
20 The Planned Environment
349
21 Perspective
361
Retrospective
373

9 Site Development
121
10 Landscape Planting
145
11 Site Volumes
157
12 Visible Landscape
187
13 Circulation
213
14 Structures
249
Project Credits
379
Quotation Sources
385
Bibliography
387
Index
389
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About the author (2010)

John Ormsbee Simonds, who died in May 2005, was one of the 20th century's most important figures in landscape architecture and environmental planning. He was recognized worldwide for his visionary thinking and innovative spirit. Mr. Simonds' work and career spanned over 70 years, bridging an era during which the profession of landscape architecture expanded from a small number of individuals in the early 1900s to today's more than 30,000 of the most important land use and environmental planners in the United States. His many contributions, including Landscape Architecture, helped lay the groundwork for the focus on the environmentally responsible planning and design of today. Mr. Simonds was President and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, which awarded him its highest honor, the ASLA Medal, and its one-time Centennial President's Medal. He was a member of the President's Task Force on the Environment and the Florida Governor's Task Force on Natural Resources, and was a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Design in Great Britain.

Barry W. Starke has been a leader in the profession of landscape architecture for over 30 years. He graduated with a degree in landscape architecture from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1967. While at Berkeley, he was introduced to the first edition of Landscape Architecture, which became a major influence on his career. In 1974, he co-founded the award-winning, multidisciplinary landscape architecture and environmental design firm Earth Design Associates, Inc., and continues to serve as President. In 1988, he was elected to the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Architecture, where he taught Professional Practice. Mr. Starke served as the Centennial President of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1999, leading ASLA's 100th-anniversary celebration. He is a Fellow of the ASLA, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and currently serves as vice-chair of the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation. In 2003, Mr. Starke received the inaugural M. Meade Palmer Medal from the Virginia Chapter of the ASLA for outstanding contributions to landscape architecture.

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