Landscape Architecture, Fourth Edition: A Manual of Land Planning and Design / Edition 4

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Overview

With more than 30 percent new material, the

fourth edition of this classic is an indispensable

resource for practicing landscape architecture professionals

as well as students. The most comprehensive

overview of landscape architecture available, this reference

covers every aspect of planning, design, installation,

implementation, and maintenance.

Landscape architects, architects, and everyone else

involved with the shaping of our living environment will

find in this colorful book a systematic approach to the

creation of more usable, efficient, and attractive outdoor

places. Simply put—it is the best one-volume

course ever written on landscape planning and landscape

design.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071461207
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 6/30/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

John Ormsbee Simonds, who died in May 2005, was one of the 20th century's most important figures in landscape architecture and environmental planning. He was recognized worldwide for his visionary thinking and innovative spirit. Mr. Simonds' work and career spanned over 70 years, bridging an era during which the profession of landscape architecture expanded from a small number of individuals in the early 1900s to today's more than 30,000 of the most important land use and environmental planners in the United States. His many contributions, including Landscape Architecture, helped lay the groundwork for the focus on the environmentally responsible planning and design of today. Mr. Simonds was President and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, which awarded him its highest honor, the ASLA Medal, and its one-time Centennial President's Medal. He was a member of the President's Task Force on the Environment and the Florida Governor's Task Force on Natural Resources, and was a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Design in Great Britain.

Barry W. Starke has been a leader in the profession of landscape architecture for over 30 years. He graduated with a degree in landscape architecture from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1967. While at Berkeley, he was introduced to the first edition of Landscape Architecture, which became a major influence on his career. In 1974, he co-founded the award-winning, multidisciplinary landscape architecture and environmental design firm Earth Design Associates, Inc., and continues to serve as President. In 1988, he was elected to the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Architecture, where he taught Professional Practice. Mr. Starke served as the Centennial President of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1999, leading ASLA's 100th-anniversary celebration. He is a Fellow of the ASLA, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and currently serves as vice-chair of the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation. In 2003, Mr. Starke received the inaugural M. Meade Palmer Medal from the Virginia Chapter of the ASLA for outstanding contributions to landscape architecture.

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Table of Contents

1 The human habitat 1
2 Climate 19
3 Land 33
4 Water 43
5 Vegetation 61
6 Landscape character 71
7 Topography 89
8 Site planning 99
9 Site development 121
10 Landscape planting 145
11 Site volumes 157
12 Visible landscape 187
13 Circulation 213
14 Structures 249
15 Habitations 265
16 Community planning 277
17 Urban design 299
18 Growth management 317
19 The regional landscape 333
20 The planned environment 349
21 Perspective 361
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