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Overview

From climate change to sustainable communities, landscape architecture is at the forefront of today's most crucial issues and this book provides an introduction to the key elements of this broad field.

The Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture explains the process of designing for sites, calling upon historical precedent and evolving philosophies to discuss how a project moves from concept to realization. It serves as a guide to the many specializations within landscape architecture, such as landscape strategy and urban design.

The second edition features new international and US-based case studies including a study of Peter Schaudt of Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects based in Chicago, US, which features the Historic Landscape Preservation Plan, at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The work of Dr Kongjian Yu of Turenscape is explored and features Houtan Park, Shanghai, China and Greg Grabasch's project Januburu Six Seasons, Broome, Western Australia is discussed. Examined in depth is the work of Ten Eyck Landscape Architects at The Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus, US.

For the second edition the author, Tim Waterman, has interviewed the following leading landscape architects: Phil Askew of the London Legacy Development Corporation, UK, discusses the continuing legacy of the Olympics in London. The work of New York-based Thomas Balsley is explored through his project at Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park, New York, USA. The ethos of Raymond Jungles is examined with reference to his project at 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami, Florida, USA. And the role of the landscape architect is discussed with Thierry Kandjee of Taktyk in Brussels, Belgium. These interviews and case studies should inspire landscape architect students the world over to create innovative and creative designs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9782940373918
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Series: Fundamentals Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 638,719
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Waterman is a senior lecturer in landscape architecture at the Writtle School of Design in the UK. He is a tutor at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK and Honorary Editor, of Landscape: The Jourbanal of the Landscape Institute.

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Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction

Chapter 1 History and Ideas
Yesterday and Today
Before The Ancient World
The Ancient World
The Middle Ages
The Renaissance and Baroque
The Nineteenth Century
The Twentieth Century
Millennial Landscapes
Case Study: Hoerr Schaudt/ Historic Landscape Preservation Plan, The University Of North Carolina, US

Chapter 2 Site and Context
Landscape: Site and Context
Climate
Land
Water
Plants
Topography
Landscape Character
Case Study: Kongjian Yu/ Houtan Park, Shanghai, China

Chapter 3 Inhabiting the Landscape
Site Planning and Development
The View of the Landscape
Landscape Planting
Flow: Circulation and Access
Structures and Habitation
Community Planning
Case Study: Greg Grasbach/ Australia

Chapter 4 Representation
The Sketch
Orthographic Projection
Perspective
3D Images
Models
Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Storyboards
The Moving Image
Presentation
The Portfolio

Chapter 5: The Anatomy of a Project
The Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus
The Project Timeline
The Brief
Contributors and Their Roles
Analysis
Synthesis and Design
Detail Development
Construction
The Project as it Matures

Chapter 6: Professional Profiles
Careers
Interview: Phil Askew, CMLI, London Legacy Development Corporation
Interview: Thomas Balsley, FASLA, Thomas Balsley Associates
Interview: Raymond Jungles, FASLA, Raymond Jungles, Inc.
Interview: Thierry Kandjee, Paysagiste, TaktykConclusion

Conclusion
Glossary
Bibliography
Contacts and Resources
Index
Acknowledgements and credits

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2010

    The Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture

    I would strongly recommend this book if you are interested in studying or starting a career in Landscape Architecture.
    The book begins with an easy-to-follow yet informative overview of landscape history accompanied by some beautiful imagery of prominent projects.
    The following chapters guide the reader through the various stages of the design process right from the initial site investigation to ideas for final representation. The book includes work from several influential designers, past and present, as well as a really useful directory of contacts and resources, at the back of the book.
    In my opinion, one of the key successes of this book is that it clearly informs the reader of the huge range of roles and subject areas that exist within landscape architecture, such as landscape management and conservation, design for public spaces within cities as well as the role that Landscape Architects will play in relation to climate change and sustainability.

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