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From Concept to Form in Landscape Design / Edition 2

From Concept to Form in Landscape Design / Edition 2

by Grant W. Reid


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ISBN-13: 9780470112311
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/29/2007
Edition description: REV
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 966,561
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.05(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Grant W. Reid, FASLA, has a master's degree in landscape architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a licensed landscape architect in the state of Kansas, principal of Grant Reid Designs, and a retired professor of landscape architecture at Colorado State University. In 2005, he received the Outstanding Educator Award from the Associated Landscape Contractors of America Educational Foundation.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Credits ix

Chapter 1 The Concept 1

Creativity 1

Philosophical Concepts 5

Functional Concepts 11

Chapter 2 Geometric Form Development 17

The 90°/ Rectangular Theme 18

The 135°/ Octagonal Theme 21

The 120°/ Hexagonal Theme 24

Circles on Circles 30

Concentric Circles and Radii 35

Arcs and Tangents 37

Circle Segments 41

The Ellipse 43

The Spiral 45

Chapter 3 Naturalistic Form Development 48

Design Approaches 48

The Meander 49

The Free Ellipse and Scallops 57

The Free Spiral 62

The Irregular Polygon 66

The Organic Edge 71

Clustering and Fragmentation 75

Fractal Geometry 78

Chapter 4 Principles of Design 81

Basic Elements of Design 81

Organizing Principles 83

Integration of Form 96

Chapter 5 Beyond the Rules: Anomalous and Provocative Design 101

Acute Angle Forms 102

Counter Forms 104

Deconstruction 106

Social and Political Landscapes 109

Eccentric Landscapes 110

Landscapes of Distortion and Illusion 112

Chapter 6 Case Studies 116

Project 1. Silver Arch Sculpture Garden 117

Project 2. Courtyard of Circles 124

Project 3. Corner Lot Garden 129

Project 4. Pools of Pleasure 136

Project 5. Tsukubai Dialogue 143

Project 6. Canopied Retreat 148

Project 7. Platform Connections 155

Appendix 161

Guide Patterns 162

Geometric Construction Methods 169

References 175

Index 176

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Architects, landscape architects, and urban planners are graphic thinkers. A simple graphic can communicate more design intent than many, many words. 'From Concept to Form in Landscape Design' can help design professionals to concretize their ideas and design concepts into visible graphics and forms. Once you put your ideas on paper as specific forms, you can improve and fine-tune them. 'From Concept to Form in Landscape Design' covers philosophical concepts, functional concepts, geometric form development, naturalistic form development, principles of design (basic elements of design, organizing principles, integration of forms), unconventional and provocative design, and various case studies. 'From Concept to Form in Landscape Design' has 192 pages and many line drawings and interior black-and-white photos. It is a good tool to assist design professional to concretize their ideas and design concepts. Copyright 2007 Gang Chen, author of 'Planting Design Illustrated'