Planting Design Illustrated

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ArchiteG, Inc., 2007 - Gardening - 232 pages
This is one of the most comprehensive books on Planting Design. It is a Book of the Year Winner for ForeWord Magazine. It fills in the blank in this field and introduces poetry, painting and symbolism into Planting Design. It covers in detail the two major systems in Planting Design: Formal Planting Design and Naturalistic Planting Design. It has numerous line drawings and photos to illustrate the Planting Design concepts and principles. Through in-depth discussions of historical precedents and practical case studies, it uncovers the fundamental design principles and concepts as well as underpinning philosophy for Planting Design. It is an indispensable reference book for Landscape Architecture students, designers, architects, urban planners and ordinary garden lovers. You may be interested in other books I wrote: LEED GA Exam Guide. It is available at: Click here to view LEED GA Exam Guide Architectural Practice Simplified. It is available at: Click here to view Architectural Practice Simplified LEED BD&C Exam Guide. It is available at: Click here to view LEED BD&C Exam Guide Planting Design Illustrated (2nd edition) . It is available at: Click here to view Planting Design Illustrated (2nd edition) LEED AP Exam Guide. It is available at: Click here to view LEED AP Exam Guide

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“As a newcomer to the real estate development market, this book opened my eyes to the world of plant design. The author’s guidance instilled a sense of confidence in me to be able to speak intelligently to my designers.” - Donald A. Wilhelm, Author of This Time’s a Charm; Lessons of a Four-Time Cancer Survivor 

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Great Book for The Novice or Professional
Planting Design Illustrated by Gang Chen seems to me to be possibly the only book one would need to read to understand all the basics involved in good
I read this book as a complete novice concerning plants and planting design and found that it was easy to read and understand. Showed it to some of my gardening friends and they found it equally fascinating.
This book seems to me to be the Feng Shui of planting design too. I loved everything about it.
The illustrations were perfect also...not too complex, but full of every detail needed to understand what the author was talking about. The only thing that would make this book better would be a CD/DVD of the illustrations!
This book will become my planting design bible!

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Preface xi
Naturalistic Planting Design with Chinese Gardens as Case
The Origin of Planting Design in Chinese Gardens
Comparing Chinese Gardens and Japanese Gardens
Comparing Chinese Gardens and English Naturalistic
The Principles Concepts and Methods of Naturalistic
Aesthetic Considerations
Functional Aspects
The Conclusion Regarding Naturalistic Planting Design
Annotated Bibliography
Table for symbolism of some plants in Chinese Gardens
Pinyin alphabet with equivalent letters in the Wade Giles
List of Figures

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