Designing the Landscape An Introductory Guide for the Landscape Designer

ISBN-10: 0130330418

ISBN-13: 9780130330413

Edition: 2005

Authors: Tony Bertauski
List price: $44.20
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Description: For introductory courses in landscape design. This highly illustrative and affordable text covers practical points of the design process in a simple step-by-step format from beginning (the client interview) to end (presentation). This format is concise, readily illustrated to facilitate learning and, most importantly, can be easily applied in the landscape design industry. The book focuses on residential design, although many of the concepts and steps can be applied to commercial projects as well. As each chapter represents a step in the design process, illustrations, photos, and software imaging visually aid the book concepts to further simplify learning.

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Book details

List price: $44.20
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/12/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Interview
Finding work and interview clients
Site Plan
Taking measurements and drawing site plan
Analysis
Inventory and analysis of site
Functional Principles
Study of the useful, or functional, aspects of landscape
Concept Plan
Organizing the ground plane and developing a functional design
Design Principles
Study of the components of visual interest, balance, connection and flow
Preliminary Design
Landscape design based on concept plan using generic materials
Plants and Hardscapes
An in-depth look at plant selection and hardscape materials
Master Plan
Putting together the final plan that specifies all material in design
Presentation
An organized and effective approach to presenting design to client
Design Process
Summary of the design process
Plant and Hardscapes Resources
Books, software and internet links
Estimation
An introduction on estimating materials in the design
Computer Automated Design
Plan drawing and image design software
Butterfly Gardening
Designing to attract butterflies
Repelling Deer
Designing to help reduce damage from deer
Xeriscaping
Practice of using native plants to reduce management inputs
Hardiness Map
Heat Zone Map
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