From Concept to Form in Landscape Design / Edition 2

From Concept to Form in Landscape Design / Edition 2

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by Grant W. Reid
     
 

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ISBN-10: 047011231X

ISBN-13: 9780470112311

Pub. Date: 06/29/2007

Publisher: Wiley

One of the most difficult tasks for a designer is to translate concepts into specific and detailed organizations of space. From Concept to Form in Landscape Design, Second Edition provides vital, functional techniques that make the transformation easier and more effective. This perceptive resource examines both traditional and nontraditional methods of landscape

Overview

One of the most difficult tasks for a designer is to translate concepts into specific and detailed organizations of space. From Concept to Form in Landscape Design, Second Edition provides vital, functional techniques that make the transformation easier and more effective. This perceptive resource examines both traditional and nontraditional methods of landscape design, providing the conceptual and philosophical foundations for ideas and their visual expression.

The revised and expanded Second Edition includes:
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A new chapter dealing with the creative thought process for generating ideas
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Precise case studies showing sequential form evolution
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Hundreds of detailed photographs to assist in visualizing various techniques
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Inspiring images from nature for naturalistic form development
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Atypical design examples as impetus for innovation
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Accompanying web site with projects for classroom students and self-learners alike

From Concept to Form in Landscape Design, Second Edition presents the landscape transformation process in a highly visual manner, creating both a vivid learning experience for students and a useful toolbox for working designers. Replete with compelling, valuable, and accessible insights for designing outdoor spaces, Reid's book is an ideal blend of inspiration and application.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470112311
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/29/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Credits.

Chapter 1 The Concept.

Creativity.

Philosophical Concepts.

Functional Concepts.

Chapter 2 Geometric Form Development.

The 90°/ Rectangular Theme.

The 135°/ Octagonal Theme.

The 120°/ Hexagonal Theme.

Circles on Circles.

Concentric Circles and Radii.

Arcs and Tangents.

Circle Segments.

The Ellipse.

The Spiral.

Chapter 3 Naturalistic Form Development.

Design Approaches.

The Meander.

The Free Ellipse and Scallops.

The Free Spiral.

The Irregular Polygon.

The Organic Edge.

Clustering and Fragmentation.

Fractal Geometry.

Chapter 4 Principles of Design.

Basic Elements of Design.

Organizing Principles.

Integration of Form.

Chapter 5 Beyond the Rules: Anomalous and Provocative Design.

Acute Angle Forms.

Counter Forms.

Deconstruction.

Social and Political Landscapes.

Eccentric Landscapes.

Landscapes of Distortion and Illusion.

Chapter 6 Case Studies.

Project 1. Silver Arch Sculpture Garden.

Project 2. Courtyard of Circles.

Project 3. Corner Lot Garden.

Project 4. Pools of Pleasure.

Project 5. Tsukubai Dialogue.

Project 6. Canopied Retreat.

Project 7. Platform Connections.

Appendix.

Guide Patterns.

Geometric Construction Methods.

References.

Index.

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From Concept to form in Landscape Design 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Architects, landscape architects, and urban planners are graphic thinkers. A simple graphic can communicate more design intent than many, many words. 'From Concept to Form in Landscape Design' can help design professionals to concretize their ideas and design concepts into visible graphics and forms. Once you put your ideas on paper as specific forms, you can improve and fine-tune them. 'From Concept to Form in Landscape Design' covers philosophical concepts, functional concepts, geometric form development, naturalistic form development, principles of design (basic elements of design, organizing principles, integration of forms), unconventional and provocative design, and various case studies. 'From Concept to Form in Landscape Design' has 192 pages and many line drawings and interior black-and-white photos. It is a good tool to assist design professional to concretize their ideas and design concepts. Copyright 2007 Gang Chen, author of 'Planting Design Illustrated'