Introduction to Landscape Design / Edition 2

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Overview

Outstanding explorations of design concepts, principles, and processes This Second Edition of Introduction to Landscape Design offers even broader coverage of the environmental, human, technological, and aesthetic issues associated with landscape design than the first edition. Beginning with the way we perceive, manage, and design the landscape, it moves on to explore the forces that influence land design. An overview of landscape management, planning, and design includes a discussion of the roles and integration of the professions involved, modes of professional practice, and site scale design processes. The book explores the ecology of design and the integration of land design decisions into dynamic systems. This fully updated new edition:
* Presents landscape design as a synergism of art and science
* Addresses the interplay between buildings and sites
* Provides insights into the breadth of people-environment relationships
* Places special emphasis on our growing understanding of interrelationships between the landscape and human decisions
A superb introduction for students as well as a useful reference for practicing professionals, this book is an excellent guide for anyone who wants to develop a better understanding of landscape design.

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The preface of the first edition (for which no date is given) "... referred to a societal ... rediscovery of the interactive relationships between humankind and environment." From that perspective, Motloch (landscape architecture, Ball State U., Muncie, IN) expands coverage of landscape management, planning, and design processes, and the roles and interconnectedness of the disciplines and professions involved. A major addition looks toward the future with discussion of an ecology of design, a sustainable land use Eco- Balance Game, and landscape design education. Includes an extensive glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471352914
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,353,056
  • Product dimensions: 8.82 (w) x 11.22 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN L. MOTLOCH, PhD, ASLA, is a licensed landscape architect, architect, and interior designer. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture in the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems in Austin, Texas.

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Table of Contents

CONCEPTS AND OVERVIEW.

Landscape Meanings.

Peoples, Attitudes, and Perceptions.

Education and Design Thinking.

DESIGN INFLUENCES.

Landscape Process.

Available Resources and Technology.

Sensual Aspects of Perception.

Temporal Aspects of Perception.

Visual Arts as Ordering Mechanism.

Geometry as Ordering Mechanism.

Circulation as Ordering Mechanism.

Spatial Development.

Architecture and Site Development.

Placemaking and Community-Building.

CONTEMPORARY DESIGN APPLICATION.

Professional Practice.

Site Design as Problem-Solving.

THE FUTURE.

An Ecology of Design.

Landscape Design Education.

Glossary.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2007

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    ¿Introduction to Landscape Design¿ is a very comprehensive, theoretical and philosophical introduction to Landscape Design. It is composed of 4 parts (concepts and overview, design influences, contemporary application, and the future) including 17 chapters. It covers a number of subjects such as landscape meaning (method of study, meanings, axioms for reading the landscape, and landscape interpretation), people, attitudes and perception, education and design thinking, landscape process, available resources and technology, sensual and temporal aspects of perception, visual arts, geometry and circulation as ordering mechanism, spatial development, architecture and site development, placemaking and community building, professional practice, site design as problem solving, an ecology of design and landscape design education. JOHN L. MOTLOCH, PhD, ASLA, is very knowledge. He is a licensed landscape architect, architect, and interior designer, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture in the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems in Austin, Texas. He is able to give a very comprehensive discussion on landscape design as a synergism of art and science, and the interplay between buildings and sites. He also discusses aesthetic, human, environmental, and technological issues associated with landscape design and various forces that influence land design. ¿Introduction to Landscape Design¿ has 352 pages and many line drawings and interior black-and-white photos. It is a very comprehensive, theoretical and philosophical introduction to Landscape Design. Copyright 2007 Gang Chen, author of 'Planting Design Illustrated' Non-exclusive rights of use granted to bn.com

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