Outstanding explorations of design concepts, principles, and processes This Second Edition of Introduction to Landscape Design offers even broader coverage of the environmental, human, technological, and aesthetic issues associated with landscape design than the first edition. Beginning with the way we perceive, manage, and design the landscape, it moves on to explore the forces that influence land design. An overview of landscape management, planning, and design includes a discussion of the roles and integration of the professions involved, modes of professional practice, and site scale design processes. The book explores the ecology of design and the integration of land design decisions into dynamic systems. This fully updated new edition:
* Presents landscape design as a synergism of art and science
* Addresses the interplay between buildings and sites
* Provides insights into the breadth of people-environment relationships
* Places special emphasis on our growing understanding of interrelationships between the landscape and human decisions
A superb introduction for students as well as a useful reference for practicing professionals, this book is an excellent guide for anyone who wants to develop a better understanding of landscape design.
The preface of the first edition (for which no date is given) "... referred to a societal ... rediscovery of the interactive relationships between humankind and environment." From that perspective, Motloch (landscape architecture, Ball State U., Muncie, IN) expands coverage of landscape management, planning, and design processes, and the roles and interconnectedness of the disciplines and professions involved. A major addition looks toward the future with discussion of an ecology of design, a sustainable land use Eco- Balance Game, and landscape design education. Includes an extensive glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)