From Concept to Form in Landscape Design

ISBN-10: 047011231X
ISBN-13: 9780470112311
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Grant W. Reid
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/29/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

One of the most difficult tasks for a designer is to translate concepts into specific and detailed organizations of space. From Concept to Form in Landscape Design, Second Edition provides vital, functional techniques that make the transformation easier and more effective. This perceptive resource examines both traditional and nontraditional methods of landscape design, providing the conceptual and philosophical foundations for ideas and their visual expression. The revised and expanded Second Edition includes: A new chapter dealing with the creative thought process for generating ideas Precise case studies showing sequential form evolution Hundreds of detailed photographs to assist in visualizing various techniques Inspiring images from nature for naturalistic form development Atypical design examples as impetus for innovation Accompanying web site with projects for classroom students and self-learners alike From Concept to Form in Landscape Design, Second Edition presents the landscape transformation process in a highly visual manner, creating both a vivid learning experience for students and a useful toolbox for working designers. Replete with compelling, valuable, and accessible insights for designing outdoor spaces, Reids book is an ideal blend of inspiration and application.

Preface
Credits
The Concept
Creativity
Philosophical Concepts
Functional Concepts
Geometric Form Development
The 90% Rectangular Theme
The 135% Octagonal Theme
The 120% Hexagonal Theme
Circles on Circles
Concentric Circles and Radii
Arcs and Tangents
Circle Segments
The Ellipse
The Spiral
Naturalistic Form Development
Design Approaches
The Meander
The Free Ellipse and Scallops
The Free Spiral
The Irregular Polygon
The Organic Edge
Clustering and Fragmentation
Fractal Geometry
Principles of Design
Basic Elements of Design
Organizing Principles
Integration of Form
Beyond the Rules: Anomalous and Provocative Design
Acute Angle Forms
Counter Forms
Deconstruction
Social and Political Landscapes
Eccentric Landscapes
Landscapes of Distortion and Illusion
Case Studies
Silver Arch Sculpture Garden
Courtyard of Circles
Corner Lot Garden
Pools of Pleasure
Tsukubai Dialogue
Canopied Retreat
Platform Connections
Appendix
Guide Patterns
Geometric Construction Methods
References
Index

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