Landscape Design A Practical Approach

ISBN-10: 0130105813
ISBN-13: 9780130105813
Edition: 5th 2002 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $222.40
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/10/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 466
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936

For undergraduate courses in Landscape Design and Landscape Architecture. This book provides a comprehensive view of the landscape design process as it applies to the professional landscape designer. Its coverage includes design analysis, study of land forms and planning of land form manipulation, area creation and circulation, environmental adjustments, the aesthetics of good design, appropriate materials selection, and the proper use of enriching materials in the landscape.

Preface
Introduction to Today's Landscaping
The Landscape Planners
Standards of Practice and Professional Responsibilities of Landscape Designers
The Landscape Plan
The Sequence of Building a Landscape
Points to Remember
Review Questions
Practical Tip from a Practicing Designer
Design Analysis
Site Analysis
Analysis of People's Needs
Points to Remember
Review Questions
Practical Tip from a Practicing Designer
Areas and Circulation
Defining Areas in the Landscape
Circulation
Decks and Patios
The Circulation Elements
The Outdoor Room
Points to Remember
Review Questions
Practical Tip from a Practicing Designer
Studying the Land Forms
Drainage
Surveying
Mapping Survey Results
Points to Remember
Review Questions
Practical Tip from a Practicing Designer
Planning the Alteration of Land Forms
Designing for Grading
Grading Methods
Designing Terraces
Designing Retaining Walls
Berms in the Landscape
Final Notes about Grading
Subsurface Drainage
Points to Remember
Review Questions
Practical Tip from a Practicing Designer
The Walls and Ceiling
The Walls of the Landscape
Choosing Between Structural and Plant Materials
The Ceiling of the Landscape
Special Considerations: Walls and Ceiling Arrangements
Points to Remember
Review Questions
Practical Tip from a Practicing Designer
Principles of Planting Design
The Physical Properties of Plants
Unity in Design
Applying Principles to Design
Points to Remember
Review Questions
Practical Tip from a Practicing Designer
Plantings and Architecture
Elevations of Architecture
Balancing Structural and Plant Masses
Enframement
Focal Points
Background
Trees for Masking
Berms and Architecture
Texture and Architecture
Colors and Architecture
Visual Interest: Architecture or Plantings?
Final Points: Designing Plantings with Architecture
Points to Remember
Review Questions
Practical Tip from a Practicing Designer
Matching Plant Materials to Design Criteria
Specifications for Plant Selection
Plant Sizes at Purchase
Plant Conditions at Purchase
Points to Remember
Review Questions
Practical Tip from a Practicing Designer
Covering the Ground
Ground Patterns
Flooring
Points to Remember
Review Questions
Practical Tip from a Practicing Designer
Embellishments
Flowers
Nonessential Construction Features
Sculpture and Statuary
Water Features
Collected Embellishments
Musical Enrichments
Lighting
Points to Remember
Review Questions
Practical Tip from a Practicing Designer
Special Landscape Problems: Business and Rental Properties
The Profit Motive
Business Applications for Landscaping
Applications for Landscaping Rental Properties
Points to Remember
Review Questions
Practical Tip from a Practicing Designer
Specifications, Estimations, and Bids
Landscape Specifications
Obtaining Prices from Contractors
Making Cost Estimates
Calculations in Estimating
Planimeters and Digitizers
Points to Remember
Review Questions
Practical Tip from a Practicing Designer
The Role of the Designer/Salesperson
Motivations for Purchasing
The Sales Education
Qualifications of a Salesperson
Development of a Clientele
Sales Strategies
Points to Remember
Review Questions
Practical Tip from a Practicing Designer
Computers in Landscape Design
CAD Systems
Computer Imaging
Points to Remember
Review Questions
Practical Tip from a Practicing Designer
Designing Automatic Irrigation Systems
Site Analysis and Layout
Sprinkler Head Layout
Zoning the System
Piping the System
Final Design Notes
Designing Rotary Systems
Computer-Aided-Drafting (CAD)
Points to Remember
Review Questions
Practical Tip from a Practicing Designer
Plant Materials Guidelists
Shade Trees
Small Ornamental Trees
Deciduous Ornamental Shrubs
Broadleaf Evergreen Shrubs
Narrowleaf Evergreen Trees
Narrowleaf Evergreen Shrubs
Specialty Plants
Groundcovers
Vines
Perennials
Cross-Index: Common Names to Botanical Names
Measurements and Weights
Metric Conversion Data
Cubic Volume Table
Helpful Organizations
Bibliography and Suggested References
Index

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