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Plan Graphics for the Landscape Designer with Section-Elevation and Computer Graphics / Edition 1
     

Plan Graphics for the Landscape Designer with Section-Elevation and Computer Graphics / Edition 1

by Tony Bertauski
 

ISBN-10: 0130329991

ISBN-13: 9780130329998

Pub. Date: 09/12/2002

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Too often introductory courses take for granted that the beginning student of horticulture is already familiar with the tools and drafting techniques associated with the discipline; not so with Plan Graphics for the Landscape Designer. Operating with the assumption that introductory classes must start with the basics, the author meticulously provides an

Overview

Too often introductory courses take for granted that the beginning student of horticulture is already familiar with the tools and drafting techniques associated with the discipline; not so with Plan Graphics for the Landscape Designer. Operating with the assumption that introductory classes must start with the basics, the author meticulously provides an inclusive guide through both the design and drawing phases of landscape design.

Plan Graphics for the Landscape Designer provides an excellent introduction to landscape design, employing a balanced approach that integrates both the technical and artistic aspects of plan drawing and graphics. Also included are sections on the use of drafting tools, how to professionally letter a plan, and the role of digital cameras and design software. A comprehensive section on computer graphics rounds out this exemplary introductory text. Other key features include:

  • A pragmatic, step-by-step approach to creating a highly effective drawing, with the correct use of textures, symbols, and letters
  • An extensive assortment of user drawing and rendering techniques, aimed at teaching effective line drawing to create accurate and attractive documents
  • Instructions on how to draw section elevations to illustrate vertical elements of the design
  • A wide assortment of photographs to accompany the many line drawings

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130329998
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
09/12/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
231
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1The Landscape Design Process and Presentation Graphics1
Design Process1
Presentation Graphics12
2Tools14
Drawing Surface14
Paper16
Prints18
Tape19
T-Square19
Triangles22
Lead22
Pencils23
Pencil Sharpener23
Sandpaper Paddle25
Erasers25
Eraser Shield26
Markers and Ink27
Circle Template31
Compass31
Scale32
Ames Lettering Guide35
Dry Cleaning Pad35
Brush36
Protractor37
Curves38
Parallel Glider38
3Line43
Line Quality43
Line Weight49
4Lettering55
The Art of Lettering55
Guidelines to Good Lettering55
Lettering Styles62
5Symbols69
The Basic Elements of Symbols69
Drawing Symbols74
Symbols Reflecting Plant Material77
The Role of Symbols in the Design87
Adding Shadows to Symbols97
6Ground Plane109
Textures Representing the Ground Plane109
Textural Drawing Techniques110
Ground Plane Components118
7The Plan Drawing140
Plan Drawing Elements140
Plan Drawing Layout145
Labeling152
Plant List160
Sketches and Details162
8Color165
Pencils165
Markers172
9Section Drawing179
Vertical Elements179
Locating a Section Drawing on the Plan Drawing181
Section-Elevation181
Elements of the Section-Elevation181
10Computer Graphics195
Imaging Software196
The Imaging Process and Techniques196
Creating the Ground Plane with Imaging207
Plan Drawing Software210
Cost-Estimator Software218
Software Products218
AppendixPortfolio222
Project Files222
Photography222
Copying the Plan Drawing224
Assembling a Portfolio224
Index225

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