Composing Landscapes Analysis, Typology and Experiments for Design

ISBN-10: 3764387823

ISBN-13: 9783764387822

Edition: 2009

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In landscape-architectural design, a study of the site is naturally a crucially important design step. How can the preexisting layers, traces, and elements be broken down and made fruitful for the recomposition of the landscape? This book presents an extensive typology of possible approaches to working with the site. With more than three hundred landscape designs from every time and place, it systematically presents the methods that underpin the processes involved in composing landscapes (e.g., reduction, decomposition, fragmentation, montage, and collage). Topics range from architectonic details to gardens all the way to cityscapes and cultivated areas, including New Yorks Central Park, sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Italian gardens, and the Seine landscapes in Paris. An appendix containing several extensive indices, including an index of landscape-architectural terms, rounds out the usefulness of the book as a sound and solid manual of design. Clemens Steenbergen, author of the successful book Architecture and Landscape, is a professor at the renowned TU Delft (Delft University of Technology) and one of the most experienced teachers in the world in the field of landscape-architectural design.
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Book details

List price: $90.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag GmbH
Publication date: 1/1/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 429
Size: 8.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Intelligent Landscapes
Subject, Method, Technique
Subject - The Landscape as Three-Dimensional Design
Architecture and landscape
The form of the man-made landscape
The form of the urban landscape
The composition as a framework
Method - Design Research and Research by Design
Object and context
Technique - The Drawing as Instrument
Analytic drawing
Experimental drawing
The drawing process
Drawing technique and research technique
Plan Analysis
Basic form
Spatial form
Metaphorical form
Programmatic form
Composition elements
Composition scheme
Transformation of the type
The Design Experiment
Experimental transformation of the topography
Experimental transformation of the type
Experimental Design
Experimental composition
Drawing Techniques
Research Techniques
Bibliography by Chapter
Research techniques
Drawing techniques
Landscape architectonic concepts
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