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Overview

The classic text on the art and science of graphic communication in landscape architecture-now updated with all-new graphic examples of professional design work. To a great extent, your success as a landscape architect will depend upon the quality of the drawings and renderings you use to communicate your ideas at each stage of the design process. The purpose of this book is to show you examples of how to create persuasive presentation graphics that convey design ideas with clarity, precision, and grace to your intended audience. With the help of a comprehensive collection of contemporary design work, the authors acquaint you with the best traditional graphic presentation methods, as well as innovative new approaches used at some of today's leading landscape architecture firms. This new edition features:
* Graphic communication methods for all phases of the design process.
* Hand-rendering and computer-generated techniques.
* Coverage of lettering, color graphics, site analysis, conceptual drawings, construction documents, and finished renderings, sections, and elevations.
* More than 275 all-new graphics examples.
* A 48-page, full-color graphics gallery.
* Contributions from nearly 50 respected firms, including Altoon + Porter, Christy TenEyck, Design Workshop, EDSA, EDAW, Lehman Smith Wiseman, and Mesa Design Group.

The updated and expanded version of the book that has trained generations of landscape architects in effective graphic communication techniques, Plan Graphics, Fifth Edition is essential reading for landscape architecture students and entry-level landscape architects. It is also a valuable working resource for landscape architects, architects, planners, civil engineers, and landscape contractors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471292210
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Series: Landscape Architecture Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 10.73 (w) x 8.33 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID A. DAVIS, ASLA, is a landscape architect practicing in Tempe, Arizona for the past ten years. As an Associate with Design Workshop, he has worked on projects in the Desert Southwest, the American West, and internationally. During his career he has collaborated with some highly creative landscape architects, architects, and planners, many of whom have contributed their work for publication in this book.

THEODORE D. WALKER, ASLA, has been a practicing landscape architect for more than 40 years. Since 1985, he has taught at Arizona State University in the School of Planning and Landscape Architecture.

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Table of Contents

Plan Graphics and the Creative Process.

Color Graphics.

Site Analysis.

Conceptual Design.

Construction Documents.

Finished Renderings, Sections, and Elevations.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2007

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    Plans are the most basic and the most important drawings in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design and planning. They are used in schematic, design development and construction phases of projects. When properly drafted, they can convey the most information to the clients and governing agencies and project team members. 'I have long believed the design process is like a journey along a braided path. The path is marked by crossroads, difficult terrain, and barriers that are hard to negotiate. At times, the journey may seem impossible to complete because workable solutions to overcome obstacles are hard to conceive, and even harder to implement. At other times, the path is an enjoyable stroll through a process of research and discovery, conceptualization of solutions, and the documentation of ideas...' David A. Davis and Theodore D. Walker wrote. They continued to discuss various aspects of plan graphics, including plan graphics and the creative process (setting up your drawings, text and hand lettering, etc), color graphics, site analysis, conceptual design, construction documents, and finished rendering, sections and elevations. 'Plan Graphics' is a compilation of good sample drawings for different design phases provided by nearly 50 professional firms. It is not a step-by-step drawing instruction book. 'Plan Graphics' has 224 pages, including 48 pages of full-color graphics gallery and many black-and-white sample drawings. It is a great collection of sample drawings for architects, landscape architects, and urban planners. Copyright 2007 Gang Chen, author of 'Planting Design Illustrated' Non-exclusive rights of use granted to bn.com

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