Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture

A Manual of Environmental Planning and Design

Book - 2013
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McGraw Hill

The most comprehensive, current guide to the theoryand practice of landscape architecture

For more than 50 years, this pioneering guide has served as the foremost resource on the principles and practices of landscape architecture. Now, the book has been revised to address the latest developments in the field, providing a comprehensive, current presentation of the profession.

Richly illustrated with more than 400 full-color images, Landscape Architecture, Fifth Edition, explains how to plan and design for the human use of land with the least environmental impact. This updated volume offers new coverage of important topics such as sustainability, climate change, water conservation, land reuse, urban agriculture, stormwater management, low-impactdesign, and much more. This definitive reference:

  • Introduces the fundamentals of site and environmental planning
  • Describes the planning constraints imposed by the forms, forces, and features of nature and our built environment
  • Addresses climate and its design implications
  • Discusses site selection and analysis
  • Instructs in the planning of workable and well-related use areas
  • Describes the volumetric shaping of exterior spaces
  • Explores site-structure relationships andorganization
  • Applies contemporary thinking in the planning of expressive human habitations and communities

Landscape Architecture, Fifth Edition, preservesthe essential character and timelessness of the original classic while incorporating up-to-date advancements in the profession.

Extensively revised and filled with more than 400 contemporary full-color images, Landscape Architecture, Fifth Edition, remains the quintessential resource on planning for the human use of land in harmony with the environment. The book presents asystematic approach to the creation of more usable, efficient, and attractive outdoor spaces and places. Teaching diagrams, plans, photographs, and graphics--including the works of many of the world's leading landscape architects and firms--are featuredthroughout. This thoroughly modernized classic offers new coverage of:

  • Sustainability
  • Climate change and global warming
  • Water preservation and water rights
  • Land reuse and brownfield redevelopment
  • GIS mapping
  • Invasive species
  • Urban agriculture and urban forestry
  • Stormwater management
  • Low-impact design
  • Complete streets
  • New Urbanism, Smart Growth, and Traditional Neighborhood Development

Landscape Architecture, Fifth Edition, addresses every aspect of site and environmental planning, design, and implementation, including:

    The most comprehensive, current guide to the theoryand practice of landscape architecture
  • The human habitat and sustainability
  • Climate
  • Water
  • Land
  • Vegetation
  • The visual landscape
  • Topography
  • Community planning and growth management
  • Rational land use planning
  • Urban design
  • Site planning
  • Site spaces
  • Circulation
  • Structures
  • Landscape planting



Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2013]
Edition: Fifth edition
ISBN: 9780071797658
0071797653
Characteristics: xviii, 409 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Simonds, John Ormsbee

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