Landscape Architecture: An Introduction

Editor/Author Holden, Robert and Liversedge, Jamie
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Laurence King

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-78-067270-0
Category: Technology & Engineering - Architecture
Book Status: Available
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Aimed at prospective and new students, this book gives a comprehensive introduction to the nature and practise of landscape architecture, the professional skills required and the latest developments.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • What is a landscape architect?
  • How this book is structured
  • 1. The History of Landscape Architecture
  • Beginnings
  • The growth of landscape architecture as a profession
  • The growth of the profession in Europe
  • The expansion of the profession worldwide
  • Case study: Painshill Park, Surrey, UK
  • Planning
  • City planning and structural green space
  • Changing styles: from Modernism to Postmodernism and beyond
  • Case study: Emscher Park, Ruhr Valley, Germany
  • Changing priorities: ecology, biodiversity and sustainability
  • Case study: Ijsselmeerpolders, the Netherlands
  • 2. Beginning a Project
  • The brief
  • Types of client
  • Case study: Westergasfabriek Park, Amsterdam
  • Fees: how to get paid
  • Case study: Central Park, New York City
  • Site survey
  • Case study: Thames Barrier Park, London
  • 3. The Design Process
  • Developing a design
  • Case study: Aphrodite Hills, Cyprus
  • The principles of design
  • Case study: Hedeland Arena, Roskilde, Denmark
  • Human flow and natural change
  • Case study: Marketplace and Waterfront, Odda, Norway
  • 4. Representing the Landscape Design
  • Drawing and sketchbooks
  • Case study: School Courtyard, London
  • 3D modelling and video
  • Photography
  • Digital design
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Mapping, air photography, satellite imagery and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Report writing
  • Live presentations
  • Case study: Villa Garden at Aphrodite Hills, Cyprus
  • 5. From Design Team to Long-term Landscape Management
  • The stages of work
  • Case study: London 2012 Olympic Park
  • Multi-disciplinary design teams
  • The programme of work and the design team
  • Costing a project
  • Landscape management
  • Case study: The Parks Trust, Milton Keynes, UK
  • Case study: Dr Jac. P. Thijsse Park, Amstelveen, the Netherlands
  • 6. Education and Employment
  • Applying for a university course
  • Internships and jobs
  • Setting up your own business
  • Marketing
  • Case study: Thames Landscape Strategy
  • A note on professional status: the way the profession is seen worldwide
  • Case study: Druk White Lotus School, Ladakh, India
  • 7. The Future
  • A changing environment
  • Some challenges
  • Case study: The Dutch National Water Plan
  • Case study: Floating Gardens, Shad Thames, London
  • Case study: Korail, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Case study: North Holland coastline, the Netherlands
  • Recycling and everyday practice
  • Final thoughts
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgements