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Landscape Architecture: An Introduction

Author/EditorHolden, Robert (Author)
Liversedge, Jamie (Author)
ISBN: 9781780672700
Pub Date01/02/2014
BindingPaperback
Pages208
Dimensions (mm)256(h) * 215(w)
Aimed at prospective and new students, this book gives a comprehensive introduction to the nature and practice of landscape architecture, the professional skills required and the developments. It explains the design process through principles such as hierarchy, human scale, unity, harmony, asymmetry, colour, form and texture.
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Aimed at prospective and new students, this book gives a comprehensive introduction to the nature and practice of landscape architecture, the professional skills required and the latest developments.

After discussing the history of the profession, the book explains the design process through principles such as hierarchy, human scale, unity, harmony, asymmetry, colour, form and texture. It looks at how design is represented through both drawing and modelling, and through digital techniques such as CAD and the use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems). This is followed by an examination of project management and landscape management techniques. Finally, the book explores educational and employment opportunities and the future of the profession in the context of climate change and sustainability.

Illustrated with international examples of completed projects, Landscape Architecture provides an invaluable, one-stop resource for anyone considering studying or a career in this field.

Aimed at prospective and new students, this book gives a comprehensive introduction to the nature and practice of landscape architecture, the professional skills required and the latest developments.

After discussing the history of the profession, the book explains the design process through principles such as hierarchy, human scale, unity, harmony, asymmetry, colour, form and texture. It looks at how design is represented through both drawing and modelling, and through digital techniques such as CAD and the use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems). This is followed by an examination of project management and landscape management techniques. Finally, the book explores educational and employment opportunities and the future of the profession in the context of climate change and sustainability.

Illustrated with international examples of completed projects, Landscape Architecture provides an invaluable, one-stop resource for anyone considering studying or a career in this field.

Robert Holden and Jamie Liversedge are both landscape architects and have lectured at and taught landscape architecture and garden design at the University of Greenwich, London and other European universities. They are co-authors of Construction for Landscape Architecture (2010).

INTRODUCTION What is Landscape Architecture? / The Market / The Professional Career 1. THE HISTORY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Beginnings / Case Study: Janie Burford and Painshill Park / The Growth of Landscape Architecture as a Profession / The Growth of the Profession in Europe / The Expansion of the Profession Worldwide / Planning/ City Planning and Structural Green Space / Changing Styles: From Modernism to Postmodernism / Case Study: Emscher Park, Ruhr Valley / Changing Priorities: Ecology, Biodiversity and Sustainability / Case Study: Ijsselmeerpolders, the Netherlands 2. BEGINNING A PROJECT The Brief / Types of Client / Case Study: Westergasfabriek Park, Amsterdam / Common Land / Case Study: Central Park, New York / Fees: How To Get Paid / Case Study: Thames Barrier Park, London / Site Survey 3. THE DESIGN PROCESS Developing a Design: Design Methods, Design Skills, Inspiration / The Principles of Design: Hierarchy; The Human Scale; Straight Lines and Curves / Unity, Harmony and Asymmetry / Case Study: Disneyland, Paris / Colour, Form and Texture/ Human Flow and Natural Change / Case Study: School Courtyard, London / Case Study: Hedeland Arena, Roskilde, Denmark / Case Study: Marketplace and Waterfront, Odda, Norway 4. REPRESENTING DESIGN Drawing / 3D Modelling and Video / Case Study: Aphrodite Hills, Cyprus / Photography / Digital Design / BIM / Mapping, Air Photography, Satellite Imagery and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) / Report Writing / Live Presentations 5. PROJECT COORDINATION AND MANAGEMENT The Stages of Work / Multi-disciplinary Design Teams / The Programme of Work / Costing a Project / Case Study: The Parks Trust, Milton Keynes, UK / Landscape Management / Case Study: Dr Jac. P. Thijssepark, Amstelveen, the Netherlands 6. EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT Applying for a University Course / Internships and Jobs / Setting Up Your Own Business / Marketing / Case Study: Kim Wilkie's Thames Landscape Strategy / A Note on Professional Status 7. THE FUTURE Water Supply / Case Study: Water Policy, the Netherlands / Loss of Forests / Population growth and urbanization / Biodiversity Loss / Ecological Footprint / Case Study: Downing Roads Barge Gardens, Shad Thames, London / Climate Change / Case Study: Dutch Government Landscape Advisors / Recycling and Everyday Practice / Case Study: Korail, Dhaka, Bangladesh / Final Thoughts Glossary / Index / Credits and Acknowledgements

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