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Compendium of Landscape Architecture by This fundamental work provides an overview of the whole creative realm of contemporary landscape architecture. Every aspect of the design and production of these public and private spaces is thematized and elucidated. These spaces encompass a huge variety, stretching from classic garden design and golf courses to greened façades, from guerilla gardening and cemeteries to roundabouts. The approximately three dozen chapters chart the various tasks and challenges in comprehensive introductions. Around 250 vividly illustrated case studies from around the world offer solutions and suggestions in the design process. Whether conservative in style and requiring little explanation, or striking, even ostentatious, these projects are always inventive, unique and compelling - and always seeking to redefine the relationship between human beings and the natural world.
Call Number: SB 472 .L83 2018
Publication Date: 2017-11-07
Gardens and Gardening in Early Modern England and Wales by The extravagant gardens of the 16th- and 17th-century British aristocracy are well-documented and celebrated, but the more modest gardens of the rural county gentry have rarely been examined. Jill Francis presents new, never-before published material as well as fresh interpretations of previously examined sources to reveal gardening as a practical activity in which a broad spectrum of society was engaged - from the laborers who dug, manured, and weeded, to the gentleman owners who sought to create gardens that both exemplified their personal tastes and displayed their wealth and status. Enhanced by beautiful and compelling illustrations, this book contributes to a broader understanding of early modern society and its culture by situating the activity of gardening within the wider social and cultural concerns of the age, reflecting the anxieties, hopes, and aspirations of people at the time.
Call Number: SB 451.36 .G7 F73 2018
Publication Date: 2018-07-31
Garden Builder by Garden Builder is a treasure trove of lovely yard, patio, and garden projects you can build yourself! Perfect for any gardener or outdoor enthusiast with a few basic DIY skills, it is packed with 35 complete project plans, each one featuring finished photos of the project along with cut lists and shopping lists, a construction diagram, and step-by-step instructions (complete with photos) show exactly how to build every project. Most projects are made from durable exterior-rated wood and can be created with basic carpentry skills. But several of these highly desirable garden accessories are made with materials like concrete, metal, and wire. Garden Builder is positively loaded with projects, a few you can look forward to building include: -Trellises -Raised beds -Harvest boxes -Garden benches -Planters -Garden art Simply follow the clear and comprehensive instructions, and you'll have a garden that's rich in design elements, useful aids, and practical furnishings.
Call Number: SB 473.5 .M68 2018
Publication Date: 2018-02-06
Exploring Parametric and Computational Design in Landscape Architecture by Codify: Parametric and Computational Design in Landscape Architecture provides a series of essays that explore what it means to use, modify and create computational tools in a contemporary design environment. Landscape architecture has a long history of innovation in the areas of computation and media, particularly in how the discipline represents, analyses, and constructs complex systems. This curated volume spans academic and professional projects to form a snapshot of digital practices that aim to show how computation is a tool that goes beyond methods of representation and media. The book is organized in four sections; syntax, perception, employ, and prospective. The essays are written by leading academics and professionals and the sections examine the role of computational tools in landscape architecture through case studies, historical accounts, theoretical arguments, and nascent propositions.
Call Number: SB 475.9 .D37 C63 2018
Publication Date: 2018-05-04
Residential Landscape Architecture by Thorough, how-to explanations and illustrations present the fundamentals of residential landscape design. This comprehensive resource guides readers through the entire process of designing a residential landscape, from initial contact with the client and discussion of a rough concept, to completing a finished master plan and selecting materials for implementing the design. Numerous illustrations and helpful case study examples provide a clear look at the principles and techniques discussed in the book, making it an ideal introductory text for students and an invaluable reference for professional designers and homeowners. Residential Landscape Architecture: Design Process for the Private Residence, 7/e retains the content of the previous editions and provides new learning objectives, clearer text, a new overview and design project used to convey phases of the design process, additional photographs of built projects, discussion of current technologies, and new techniques for rendering color drawings within limited time frames.
Call Number: SB 473 .B57 2018
Publication Date: 2017-01-04
Composing Architecture and Interior Design by Composing Architecture and Interior Design introduces different ways of creating architectural space, based on controlled transformations of physical models. It explains how to compose architectural spaces step by step and can be used from the first years of architecture and interior design studies - and beyond. This book demonstrates how generative design can be applied in architectural practice, regardless of having any knowledge of digital design software. If explained in one sentence, the base of generative digital design is the design logic of transformations. The book starts by introducing different spatial configurations using basic elements, being walls, floors and ceilings, in order to create spaces with different architectural qualities, such as collective or transition spaces. Throughout the book, the most contemporary approaches of composing space, such as folding surfaces or combining curves are explained step by step with diagrams and physical models. Each chapter begins with a globally acknowledged, built project.
Call Number: NA 2850 .V37 2018 (1 copy, 0 available, 0 requests)
Publication Date: 2018-08-14