The Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture

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AVA Publishing, May 15, 2009 - Architecture - 200 pages

The Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture provides an introduction to the key elements of this broad field. From climate change to sustainable communities, landscape architecture is at the forefront of today's most crucial issues.

This book explains the process of designing for sites, calling upon historical precedent and evolving philosophies to discuss how a project moves from concept to realization. It serves as a guide to the many specializations within landscape architecture, such as landscape strategy and urban design.

 

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Contents

How to get the most out of this book
6
Introduction
8
HISTORY AND IDEAS
12
SITE AND CONTEXT
50
INHABITING THE LANDSCAPE
84
REPRESENTATION
112
THE ANATOMY OF A PROJECT
140
CAREERS
164
Glossary
182
Contacts and useful resources
186
Bibliography
189
Index
190
Acknowledgements and picture credits
192
Working with ethics
193
Back Cover
201
Copyright

Conclusion
180

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About the author (2009)

Tim Waterman has worked on numerous large-scale strategic and master planning projects in central London and southeast England. He lectures in landscape architecture at the Writtle School of Design, UK.

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