Landscape Architecture A Manual of Environmental Planning and Design

ISBN-10: 0071461205

ISBN-13: 9780071461207

Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)

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Description: This fourth edition gives a comprehensive overview of landscape architecture. It covers every aspect of planning, design, installation, implementation, and maintenance.

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List price: $89.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 6/26/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 396
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.894
Language: English

John Ormsbee Simonds, who died in May 2005, was one of the 20th century's most important figures in landscape architecture and environmental planning. He was recognized worldwide for his visionary thinking and innovative spirit. Mr. Simonds' work and career spanned over 70 years, bridging an era during which the profession of landscape architecture expanded from a small number of individuals in the early 1900s to today's more than 30,000 of the most important land use and environmental planners in the United States. His many contributions, including "Landscape Architecture", helped lay the groundwork for the focus on the environmentally responsible planning and design of today. Mr. Simonds was President and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, which awarded him its highest honor, the ASLA Medal, and its one-time Centennial President's Medal. He was a member of the President's Task Force on the Environment and the Florida Governor's Task Force on Natural Resources, and was a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Design in Great Britain.Barry W. Starke has been a leader in the profession of landscape architecture for over 30 years. He graduated with a degree in landscape architecture from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1967. While at Berkeley, he was introduced to the first edition of "Landscape Architecture", which became a major influence on his career. In 1974, he co-founded the award-winning, multidisciplinary landscape architecture and environmental design firm Earth Design Associates, Inc., and continues to serve as President. In 1988, he was elected to the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Architecture, where he taught Professional Practice. Mr. Starke served as the Centennial President of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1999, leading ASLA's 100th-anniversary celebration. He is a Fellow of the ASLA, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and currently serves as vice-chair of the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation. In 2003, Mr. Starke received the inaugural M. Meade Palmer Medal from the Virginia Chapter of the ASLA for outstanding contributions to landscape architecture.

Prologue
Foreword
The Hunter and the Philosopher
The Human Habitat
The Human Animal
Nature
The Natural Sciences
The Ecological Basis
Earthscape
Climate
Climate and Response
Social Imprint
Accommodation
Global Warming
Microclimatology
Land
Human Impact
Land as a Resource
Land Grants
Land Rights
Surveying
Use
Water
Water as a Resource
Natural Systems
Management
Water-Related Site Design
Vegetation
Topsoil Mantle
Plants in Nature
Plant Identification
Plant Culture
Introduced Plantations
Vanishing Green
Landscape Character
The Natural Landscape
Modification
The Built Environment
Topography
Representation by Contours
Surveys
Supplementary Data
Site Planning
Program Development
Site Selection
Site Analysis
Comprehensive Land Planning
The Conceptual Plan
Computer Application
Site Development
Site-Structure Expression
Site-Structure Plan Development
Site-Structure Unity
Site Systems
Landscape Planting
Purpose
Process
Guidelines
Advances
Site Volumes
Spaces
The Base Plane
The Overhead Plane
The Verticals
Visible Landscape
The View
The Vista
The Axis
The Symmetrical Plan
Asymmetry
Visual Resource Management
Circulation
Motion
Sequence
Pedestrian Movement
The Automobile
Travel by Rail, Air, and Water
People Movers
Structures
Common Denominators
Composition
Structures in the Landscape
The Defined Open Space
Habitations
Dwelling-Nature Relationships
Human Needs and Habitat
Residential Components
Community Planning
The Group Imperative
Problems
Possibilities
New Directions
Urban Design
Cityscape
The City Diagram
The Ubiquitous Automobile
People Places
Urban Green, Urban Blue
The New Urbanity
Growth Management
The Guideline Plan
Scatteration and Urban Sprawl
Restoration
The Regional Landscape
Interrelationships
Regional Form
Open-Space Frame
The Essentials
Regional Planning
Governance
The Planned Environment
A Conservation Credo
Environmental Issues
Perspective
Disavowal and Quest
Findings
Insights
Evolution and Revolution
The Planned Experience
Retrospective
Project Credits
Quotation Sources
Bibliography
Index
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