Materials and Their Applications in Landscape Design / Edition 1

Materials and Their Applications in Landscape Design / Edition 1

by Rob W. Sovinski
     
 

Introducing the definitive single-source guide to landscape materials

The best landscape designers draw on both their technical expertise and creativity to pursue lasting solutions. Achieving these solutions begins with a firm grasp of the broad palette of materials used in landscape construction.

Materials and Their Applications in Landscape Design provides a

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Introducing the definitive single-source guide to landscape materials

The best landscape designers draw on both their technical expertise and creativity to pursue lasting solutions. Achieving these solutions begins with a firm grasp of the broad palette of materials used in landscape construction.

Materials and Their Applications in Landscape Design provides a unique, encyclopedic focus on the effective use of raw materials—stone and brick, wood and aggregate, cast-in-place and precast concrete, and asphalt—that represent the basis of our built environment.

An ideal reference for undergraduate and graduate students in landscape architecture programs, as well as professionals in landscape architecture and design, this timely resource provides an overview that touches on the design, economic, environmental, functional, and practical issues of material selection, layout, and detailing.

Complementing this overview of landscape materials are more than 150 high-quality images, from construction details and design drawings to photographs of materials in the built landscape. In addition, comprehension-enhancing pedagogy throughout supports the use of the book in the classroom.

An all-in-one resource, Materials and Their Applications in Landscape Design is the most informative, systematic review of the building materials of landscape construction available.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470112939
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/27/2009
Series:
Material in Landscape Architecture and Site Design Series, #4
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Rob W. Sovinski, ASLA, is Professor and Program Chair ofLandscape Architecture at Purdue University. A graduate of theHarvard Graduate School of Design, he is the author of Brick in theLandscape: A Practical Guide to Specification and Design, alsopublished by John Wiley & Sons.

Table of Contents

Preface.

Foreword.

A Note to Instructors.

Materials and Sustainability.

Chapter 1: Stone Aggregates.

Chapter 2: Asphalt.

Chapter 3: Brick.

Chapter 4: Cast-in-Place Concrete.

Chapter 5: Precast Concrete.

Chapter 6: Metal.

Chapter 7: Stone.

Chapter 8: Wood.

Chapter 9: Materials in Combinations.

Photo Journal.

Bibliography.

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