Drawing for Landscape Architecture: Sketch to Screen to Site
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Drawing for Landscape Architecture: Sketch to Screen to Site

by Edward Hutchison
     
 

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Combines traditional drawing techniques with those from CAD rendering to guide practitioners from their first impression of a site, through concept and schematic design and client presentation, to construction and site drawings.See more details below

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Combines traditional drawing techniques with those from CAD rendering to guide practitioners from their first impression of a site, through concept and schematic design and client presentation, to construction and site drawings.

Editorial Reviews

The Midwest Book Review
“Strongly recommended for professional and academic library Landscape Architecture and Garden Design instructional reference collection, [this book] will also prove to be informed and informative reading for non-specialist general readers with an interest in landscaping their own estates.”
Architectural West
“Reintroduces the importance of learning to ‘see by hand’.”
ArchNewsNow.com
“The deep value of this text resides in his instructive method of transitioning from (largely) color pencil to digital design. This method is applicable to every flavor of architecture and design, and only the most digitally-addicted need refuse Hutchinson’s inviting manual of how to design grandly.”
Choice
“. . .a thoughtful manual enriched by a lifelong practice of beautifully crafted drawing.”
Library Journal
Hutchison, a professional landscape architect in London, makes a strong case here for sketching by hand as the first step in any designer's process. He believes that sketching on site directly engages a designer's mind in a way that snapping a few photos does not. He presents his wide-ranging discussion of drawing over the course of nine sumptuously illustrated chapters. There are no exercises or projects included for the reader to try, as this book is meant to be more of an inspiration than a guide. Aimed primarily at professional garden designers and landscape architects, this will also be helpful to other designers and home buyers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500342718
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
10/17/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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