Landscape architecture

Design With Culture: Claiming America’s Landscape Heritage

Author: 
Charles A. Birnbaum and Mary V. Hughes (editors)
Publisher: 
University of Virginia Press
Publication Date: 
2005
ISBN: 
0–813–92330–1

paper, 215 p., $22.50

In this collection of essays on the heritage of historic landscape preservation, scholars in the field of landscape design assess the importance of individuals and organizations that played pioneer roles in the preservation movement in the United States. The authors emphasize that these leaders laid the groundwork to save the heritage of the nation, and that their initial activities forged the guidelines that direct such efforts today.

Volume: 
7
Number: 
5

Landscaping: Principles and Practices

Author: 
Jack E. Ingels
Publisher: 
Delmar Learning
Publication Date: 
2004
ISBN: 
1–401–83410–8

cloth, 494 p., $103.95

Since the layout and content of Landscaping: Principles and Practices is geared toward the classroom, this text should be subtitled “An Introduction to the Landscape Industry.” It is a practical guide for beginners in the trade and suitable for that level of instruction. The Practice Exercises and Achievement Reviews at the end of the chapters serve as guides to content comprehension.

Volume: 
6
Number: 
3

Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture: Contemporary Techniques and Tools for Digital Representation in Site Design

Author: 
Bradley Cantrell and Wes Michaels
Publisher: 
Wiley
Publication Date: 
2010
ISBN: 
978–0–470–40397–6

Paper, 308 pp., $75.00

Assuming that readers are familiar with basic concepts of representation and computing, this book presents examples, explains techniques to achieve drawing goals, and provides designers with directions on how to use digital media. The text is organized into five sections — concepts, base imagery, design diagrams, plan/section renderings, and perspectives. It is recommended as a standard manual for students entering the field of design and as a reference for those in practice.

— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
12
Number: 
3

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