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This is one of the most comprehensive books on Planting Design. It fills in the blank in this field and introduces poetry, painting and symbolism into Planting Design. It covers in detail the two major systems in Planting Design: Formal Planting Design and Naturalistic Planting Design. It has numerous line drawings and photos to illustrate the Planting Design concepts and principles. Through in-depth discussions of historical precedents and practical case studies, it uncovers the fundamental design principles and concepts as well as underpinning philosophy for Planting Design. It is an indispensable reference book for Landscape Architecture students, designers, architects, urban planners and ordinary garden lovers.



What Others Are Saying About Planting Design Illustrated…



"I found this book to be absolutely fascinating. You will need to concentrate while reading it but the effort will be well worth your time."

—-Bobbie Schwartz, Former President of APLD (Association of Professional Landscape Designers), and Author of "The Design Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together"



"This is a book that you have to read, and it is more than well worth your time. Gang Chen takes you well beyond what you'll learn in other books about basic principles like color, texture, and mass."

—-Jane Berger, Editor & Publisher of gardendesignonline



"As a long time consumer of gardening books, I am impressed with Gang Chen's inclusion of new information on planting design theory for Chinese and Japanese gardens. Many gardening books discuss the beauty of Japanese gardens, and a few discuss the unique charms of Chinese gardens, but this one explains how Japanese and Chinese history, geography and artistic traditions bear on the development of each country's style. The material on traditional western garden planting is thorough and inspiring, too. Planting Design Illustrated definitely rewards repeated reading and study; any garden designer will read it with profit."

—- Jan Whitner, Editor of the Washington Park Arboretum Bulletin



"Enhanced with an annotated bibliography and informative appendices, Planting Design Illustrated offers an especially "reader friendly" and practical guide that makes it a very strongly recommended addition to personal, professional, academic, and community library Gardening & Landscaping reference collections and supplemental reading lists."

—-Midwest Book Review



"Where to start? Planting Design Illustrated is, above all, fascinating and refreshing! Not something the lay reader encounters every day, the book presents an unlikely topic in an easily digestible, easy to follow way. It is superbly organized, with a comprehensive table of contents, bibliography and appendices. The writing, though expertly informative, maintains its accessibility throughout and is a joy to read. The detailed and beautiful illustrations expanding on the concepts presented were my favorite portion. One of the finest books I've encountered in this contest in the past five years."

—- Writer's Digest 16th Annual International Self-Published Book Awards Judge's commentary



"The work in my view has incredible application to planting design generally and a system approach to what is a very difficult subject to teach, at least in my experience. Also featured is very beautiful philosophy of garden design principles bordering poetry. It's my strong conviction that this work needs to see the light of day by being published for the use of professionals, students & garden enthusiasts."

—- Donald C Brinkerhoff, FASLA, Chairman and CEO of Lifescapes International, Inc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432703790
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 0.53 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

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  • Posted June 1, 2010

    A refreshingly different perspective of planting design

    Many who seek a garden design or planting design book are looking for pretty pictures. Others are looking for quick solutions to specific design problems for their landscape. This book goes beyond the scope of other design texts, offering a comparison of eastern and western planting design development, including a review of the basics design principles for each.

    Although I have studied planting design principles from a landscape architect's perspective, I had not really learned the evolution of eastern planting design. Before reading Mr. Chen's book, I had thought of the gardens of China as being stylized and symbolic, but did not understand the influences that inspired their design. Mr. Chen offers a unique perspective for comparison of the two design approaches.

    Mr. Chen explains how powerfully geography and climate have influenced planting design in both western and eastern cultures, and offers thoughtful comparisons and thorough commentary as to how each developed over time. I now think of gardens in general and planting design specifically from a wholly new and exciting perspective, with a better sense of connectedness to the past and a better consciousness of the design principles I apply in my work.

    This is a wonderful book, enjoyable to read and a must to keep handy as a resource to turn to again and again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 31, 2010

    Fitting the Pieces Together

    When I read this book the way it was meant to be read I loved it to the point that it was exciting! It very clearly and concisely fits the pieces together and is a valuable resource as it reinforces everything that I have learned in school up to this point.

    I mention "way it was meant to be read" because I am a 3rd year Landscape Architect student and my "reading" style since I started the program seems to have become: Quickly find the book that you feel most relevant, skim through, decipher, find the few sections that pertain to my class/project and get it done! Unintentionally, I started reading this book the same way and quickly found it to be a completely ineffective way to learn what Mr. Chen was sharing. My recommendation is that the book be read from cover to cover and take your time digesting it because 260 pages is very deceiving for how much information is actually packed in this book!

    I will say that the one thing that I really did not like was the underlining throughout. I understand that Mr. Chen probably has his own ideas of what is the most important but I think we all look to get a little something different from the materials that we read and I would have preferred to not be led, in a sense, in my exploration.

    Getting back to the book. What makes this book exceptional (in my student opinion) is that it has pulled so many pieces of the design process and final product together. The pace of our Land Arch program is lightning fast and the instructors rarely have a chance to really show us how (or where) the specialized area that they just taught fits into the big picture. This book brings together history, color theory, design theory/process, art and symbolism (and even some of the technical aspects such as drafting and construction documents). The book is divided into 2 sections - Natural & Formal design so that you are able to concentrate and fully understand each style and how the methodologies influence other types of site design.

    Also, as a student nearing Thesis, I wanted to make note of how Mr. Chen's research has been conducted and is presented in his analysis of the Chinese and Japanese gardens. Historical data was artfully woven throughout the text which helped to make for a richer reading experience. There is no "fluff" in this book. He gets right to the point of what he intends to teach, explains it very concisely and progresses.

    A few months prior to reading Planting Design Illustrated, I had been shopping for a Planting Design book and been pretty disappointed at what I was finding. I had ideas of what I thought should be included in the ideal text that I was looking for but never found that. I ultimately decided on a book but it was only because it seemed to be best of everything that I looked at not because I really liked the book. (The previous version of Planting Design Illustrated was not available in the different stores that I visited so it wasn't a factor in my search....unfortunately!) Anyway, Planting Design Illustrated is completely different than any of the books that I had looked at. Sure, they discuss some of the same topics but, as with many of the books that I saw, they got sidetracked into the horticultural aspects and the actual design theory seemed to take a back seat.

    Mr. Chen's book stays true to the course and, again, really does an amazing job of bringing all of the pieces together. It was a pleasure to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2010

    A Welcome Resource for Landscape Design Professionals

    Planting Design Illustrated is a well thought out guide for landscape design professionals of all levels on how to successfully incorporate plants for a design project. Chen walks the reader through a series of steps that are integral to an extraordinary outcome. He uses real world examples as case studies which helps bring the concepts to life. Planting Design Illustrated is a must-read book for anyone who wants to bring their designs to the next level.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 29, 2010

    Planting Design Resource

    Chen's latest book is a great resource from the weekend gardener looking for some design ideas to the experienced landscape architect refreshing theories from college coursework. This book has some concise diagrams and explanations of the basic design principles used in landscape architecture. The proper use of form, color, texture, and style is explained in detail. The ability to select a design style that works with the existing conditions. Chen gets in-depth the planting design used in Chinese, Japanese, and other ideas from famous gardens in major civilizations. Very good read - well done and certainly a recommended book for anyone interested in Planting Design!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 22, 2010

    Excellent Resource

    I found Planting Design Illustrated by Gang Chen to be an excellent resource for planting design. The book covers the fundamentals of planting design and goes on to explain history and theory behind various design/garden styles. Students of landscape design as well as practicing Landscape Architects and designers will find a great deal of useful information within it's pages. The illustrations and photos are not equal to the text but all in all it is a great reference book!

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  • Posted March 21, 2010

    Great volume for a comprehensive understanding for planting design

    This is a great book to use as a reference for planting design for practice and academia. I found the information was well organized and thorough, which is rare for many planting design books. Which have a tendency for being too lofty and specific on materials versus functional and pragmatic. In that same benefit of the book is one of its faults. It is set up very much like a construction specification making it difficult to read as a typical text. I found it most useful as a reference. Which makes it more valuable within a permanent library. The books most professionals use are references and are easy enough to skim for specific information.

    In addition to professional practice, I am an instructor and found this as a great tool for teaching. In particular was the explanation of larger scale design concepts as an overriding choice for planting materials. Many students are entranced by too many planting characteristics they learned from horticulture class and miss the design functions which have a more significant impact on the landscape.

    The table of contents were very well done and allows the reader to identify particular topics with ease. This is an important detail when completing a book to use as a reference. I would rather spend more time finding the information rather than skimming.

    The most difficult problem in the book are the illustrations and photos. many of the photos were really small and difficult to interpret. The drawings and diagrams were very plain and too simplistic. More towards the graphic quality of and engineer rather than an architect.

    Overall I am very excited to use this book in practice and as a reference to teach my students. I won't be using the images, but definitely will be quoting different parts text and organization of the book in lectures.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2009

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    Dry & Disappointing

    I was very disappointed in this book. The author is obviously an accomplished landscape architect, but not a writer. This book could have used a good editor, as I found several typos. He goes into lengthy and detailed descriptions of actual gardens to illustrate a point, but could have used a few pictures to illustrate the garden he was describing. He provides extensive detail on the history of garden & landscape design in Europe & China. Overall I found this book very dry & difficult to read.

    A better book for the home gardener or beginning designer is Residential Landscape Architecture by Norman K. Booth & James E. Hiss

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2008

    Descriptive and Very Informative

    Descriptive and Very Informative This book on Planting Design is extremely descriptive and very informative being written by a capable Architect. As a previous City Planner, I wish I had such a thorough text as this when doing site plan reviews and landscaping requirements. It would be my suggestion to the person who is interested in the Planting Design approach on a personal scale, to dedicate some general review time of this text, gaining orientation to some of the technical terminology as found in this fine informational text on Planting Design. Specifically, the study presented on the early historical Oriental contributions to formal or informal gardens. These studies certainly would serve as a useful guideline for future construction of individual or commercial gardens. I found Chapter 6 especially informative in a complete and easy story manner. It dealt with Planting Design principles, concepts, and methods coupled with Oriental case studies. This is a perfect study tool to future landscape design and planting, readily applicable to the home landscape. These early Oriental uses of plants and designs provides an informative look into the cultural aspects of plants. The historical usage of bamboo including the correlation to human traits is very enlightening. My recommendation suggests a reader take time to gain an oversight by reviewing the index and gently viewing each chapter¿s heading with descriptions. Then delve more intently to possibly uncommon planting design terminology such as ¿scale¿, ¿heavenly creations¿, ¿mass planting¿ or much more. While this is not a ¿picture¿ book on planting design, it is packed with information and data that can be applied to any scale or size project. It does not require a ¿castle¿ to enjoy the same feelings found in the early, large gardens in France or the Orient based on these elements of planting design. For individuals wishing to spend time creating wonderful gardens, one should keep in the mind the ¿basic spatial relationships¿ to plants, structures, and man. Although, I had a some prior knowledge of landscape design and requirements when I was approving plans for commercial projects, I personally feel this text is an excellent study and informational tool for anyone interested in the aspects Planting Design.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2008

    Great Book for The Novice or Professional

    Planting Design Illustrated by Gang Chen seems to me to be possibly the only book one would need to read to understand all the basics involved in good design. I read this book as a complete novice concerning plants and planting design and found that it was easy to read and understand. Showed it to some of my gardening friends and they found it equally fascinating. This book seems to me to be the Feng Shui of planting design too. I loved everything about it. The illustrations were perfect also...not too complex, but full of every detail needed to understand what the author was talking about. The only thing that would make this book better would be a CD/DVD of the illustrations! This book will become my planting design bible!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2008

    Great reference book

    As a gardener, I'm always on the lookout for good books on plants and design - Planting Design Illustrated has both. Chen organizes his material on planting design in a straight forward and logical manner, moving from basic design concepts to analysis of actual gardens. He richly illustrates his text with drawings and pictures. The design student/landscape architect will find his analysis illuminating as he derives and illustrates universal concepts from his analysis. The ordinary gardener will like the history sections, discussion on contrasting gardens and the tables on plant symbolism. I'll keep this one on my reference shelf for a long time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2008

    Astonishingly good

    Gang Chen's book is a little masterpiece. It's definitely NOT a coffee-table book--it's the book you would want to actually read and follow in order for your plantings to resemble those you'd find in a coffee-table book! He delves into three thousand years of planting and garden design theory in order to illustrate the concepts and principles. The illustrations, in black and white, are more useful than anything I've ever seen in gardening or outdoor design books done in four-color. The amount of information and guidance in this book is really hard to properly explain in a review, it's that overwhelmingly good. I HIGHLY recommend this book, to both professional designers and 'lay gardeners' who just want to figure out how to plant their own back yards.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2008

    Great book

    Useful referencebook Awsome cover Great book on landscaping

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2007

    Planting Design Illustrated

    Chen really knows his stuff. This book is well organized, inspiring and informative. Planting Design Illustrated is one of the few books that actually discuss the design aspect of planting design. I like the plant lists and Annotated Bibliography at the end of the book also. Great work!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2007

    Planting Design Illustrated

    Most of the existing books on landscaping or planting design are pretty boring, this book actually makes the subject of planting design interesting. I think many of you'll like it. It is not only informative, enlightening, but also entertaining. Several people who read the manuscript told me that once they started to read, they were so impressed and they just kept on reading until they finished it. It is also a very practical book. It can really help the people who want to learn about planting design and how it is done in professional landscape practice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2010

    Good text book

    I think this is a good text book read for a college level landscape architecture program.

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