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Timeless Landscape Design: The Four-Part Master Plan
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Timeless Landscape Design: The Four-Part Master Plan

by Hugh Dargan, Mary Palmer Dargan, Mary Palmer Dargan
 

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Timeless Landscape Design

The Four-Part Master Plan

Hugh Dargan, ASLA and Mary Palmer Dargan, ASLA

In Timeless Landscape Design: The Four-Part Master Plan, renowned landscape architects Hugh and Mary Palmer Dargan share the secret to creating an unforgettable landscape with the "Four-Part Master Plan"-a unique method they've perfected over the past two-and-a

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Timeless Landscape Design

The Four-Part Master Plan

Hugh Dargan, ASLA and Mary Palmer Dargan, ASLA

In Timeless Landscape Design: The Four-Part Master Plan, renowned landscape architects Hugh and Mary Palmer Dargan share the secret to creating an unforgettable landscape with the "Four-Part Master Plan"-a unique method they've perfected over the past two-and-a-half decades of creating award-winning gardens and landscapes for clients. The Dargans share a blend of specific design techniques and practical advice on how to achieve the sophisticated look of a professionally designed landscape on any size and type of property.

The four-part plan includes:

The approach and arrival sequence

The hub

The perimeter

Passages to destinations

Examples of specific design treatments are beautifully illustrated with scores of color photographs taken from their own archives, plus landscape plans from historic gardens around the world that have provided inspiration to the authors, and before and after examples of the authors' award-winning work.

Learn how to apply this unique master plan that gives homeowners a simple and systematic means of planning their gardens.

The most important ingredients of a powerful landscape are usually not plants, flowers, buildings, or trees. The key to success lies in the basic tools of visual art: the four art elements (line, color, form, and texture) and the broader principles of design such as proportion, scale, and focalization. All gardens that have stood the test of time convey the power these tools hold over the human imagination. Crafting a four-part master plan depends on their skillful application-a lifelong pursuit. The following is a small taste of what these tools are and how they work on the land.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780941711852
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
01/05/2007
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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When you approach your home after a trip out into the rest of the world, does the sight of your home invite you into a sanctuary, a retreat, a refuge from the cares of the world? When you are inside your home and looking out, do you find something beautiful, amusing and /or intriguing? When you walk around your property, are the areas you go to easy to approach, attractive, useful? If you have to answer “no” to any of these questions, it is time to take another look at landscapes—timeless landscapes—and see how you can put the lessons learned through hundreds of years to work outside your own door in a landscape that pleases the eye, nourishes the soul and makes living easier.

Meet the Author

Hugh and Mary Palmer Dargan are nationally known principals in the Atlanta-based firm of Dargan Landscape Architects. Their projects have been published in many national publications and on Home and Garden Television (HGTV). They are both members of the American Society of Landscape Architects and Hugh Dargan is a founding member of the Southern Garden History Society.

Mary Palmer Dargan is a nationally known principal in the Atlanta-based firm of Dargan Landscape Architects. Her projects have been published in many national publications and on Home and Garden Television (HGTV). She is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

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