Landscape Design Theory and Application

ISBN-10: 1418012866

ISBN-13: 9781418012861

Edition: 2008

Authors: Ann Marie VanDerZanden, Steven Rodie

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Landscape Design: Theory and Application was written from a blended perspective of a horticulturist and landscape architect who together have over 25 years of university teaching experience in landscape design. This text discusses design tools used by landscape design professionals and then describes how to use these tools to graphically represent a landscape design concept. It introduces the topic of design as a process and how human preferences impact landscape design components. Students will learn the basic elements of art and how these elements are applied to aesthetic landscape design principles. They will also learn to understand how functional design principles need to be considered in concert with the aesthetic principles, and how landscape preference influences the application of the aesthetic principles. The process of landscape design is discussed in detail including: strategies for interacting with the client, selling a landscape concept, and creating a design from start (concept development) to finish (final plan). With the foundation for design principles and design process in place, this text provides detailed descriptions of plant material and hardscape material selections, respectively. Lastly, strategies for pricing the landscape, examples of landscape business models, and highlights a successful landscape design/build company are covered in order to provide concrete examples of how and why they have been successful.
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Book details

List price: $199.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 7/17/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 440
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Associate Professor of Horticulture at Iowa State University; PhD Horticulture Science

Tools of the Trade
Graphic Representation
Design Definition and Process
Overview of the Landscape Design Process
Applying the Principles of Design
Plant Selection
Hardscape Selection
Pricing the Proposed Design
Appendix: Landscape Design Case Studies
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