Residential Landscape Architecture: Design Process for the Private Residence (4th Edition)

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9780131140646: Residential Landscape Architecture: Design Process for the Private Residence (4th Edition)

With a focus on the process of design, this book¿s practical approach serves users with a design manual for those interested in gaining knowledge and developing skills in the design of landscapes for private residences. This useful reference clearly illustrates and discusses the actual procedures and underlying principles utilized by experienced residential landscape designers. Extensive illustrations in the form of plans, sections, elevations, diagrams and perspectives show users the application of material presented. Content provides the quality fundamentals of residential site design—exploring functional and artistic elements, with a focus on appreciation of quality and updated standards for site development, maintenance techniques and training. Architecturally responsive design material is emphasized throughout—examines landscape designs and structures that blend with the existing house character. Includes useful chapters on Functional Diagrams and Form Composition—critical subjects in creating functionally and visually successful design solutions. Also features reorganized and revised chapters—expanded section on planting design (Ch. 11); and Chapter 14 on Design Alternatives. A good reference for those who are beginning their design careers, as well as those currently practicing residential design.

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Functional and artistic elements of residential site design, with a focus on appreciation of good design, are featured in this book along with updated standards for site development, maintenance techniques and training.

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Residential Landscape Architecture explores the functional and artistic elements of residential site design, with a focus on appreciation of quality and updated standards for site development, maintenance techniques, and training. It clearly illustrates and discusses the actual procedures and underlying principles utilized by experienced residential site designers.

THE THIRD EDITION FEATURES THE FOLLOWING CHANGES:

  • New chapter 13 Special Project Sites contains 4 new case studies/projects that illustrate the design process.
  • Old chapter 12 has been made new chapter 3 to address environmentally responsive design issues earlier in the design process.
  • Old chapter 13 on Architecturally Responsive Design has been dissected and addressed throughout the text to better meet the needs of users.

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