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Visual Communication for Landscape Architecture demonstrates not only how and where a range of visual communication skills are needed to inform a design process, but also why they are essential in order to make presentations both informative and memorable. It illustrates how representational techniques can be sensitively applied in different contexts appropriate to a diverse range of design challenges, and encourages experimentation with contemporary techniques, both 2D and 3D. Developing a professional but creative design portfolio is explored in relation to creating e-portfolios and websites. A total of 12 contemporary case studies enable readers to contextualize the methods and techniques explored in each chapter through exploring real-life examples of winning projects by successful landscape architecture practices, making this title an inspirational resource for both budding - and practising - landscape architects.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Understanding landscapes Observational drawing Travel sketchbooks Photography Case study 1: Berczy Park; Mapping Case study 2: The Fairytale of Burscough Bridge Chapter 2: Design exploration Design sketchbooks The process of conceptualizing Case study 03: National Memorial Park design competition; Sketch design; Developmental models Case study 04: Olympic and Paralympic Games, 2012 Chapter 3: Visualizing in 2D Evolution of a landscape graphic Plan graphics Case study 05: Media City; Section/elevation Case study 06: Aberdeen City Gardens competition proposal. Chapter 4: Visualizing in 3D Perspective Aerial perspective Axonometric and isometric projection Case study 07: St. Peter's Square; Presentation model Case study 08: Gardens by the Bay Chapter 5: Implementation Working up detail Dimensions Drawings for contractors Case study 09: Private garden design Case study 10: Angel Field. Presentation: Audience; Conveying complexity Case study 11: Olympic and Paralympic Games, 2016; Layout; Format Case study 12: The Chicago Green Alley Handbook; Portfolio

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Enables landscape architects to understand why and how a range of visual communication skills are essential to inform the design process and are thus necessary to becoming a successful landscape architect.

About the Author

Trudi Entwistle is a a site-specific artist as well as a Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Edwin Knighton is a landscape architect and is Head of Landscape Architecture at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Edwin also has a postgraduate qualification in education and has lectured in universities in the UK and Europe.

Reviews

This book is a visual delight, full of examples of how to illustrate and communicate good landscape architecture and urban design, and will be of benefit to graphic designers as well of course to landscape architects and architects ... logically set out ... practices what it preaches - the drawings and text are well presented ... an excellent entry level into the subject. -- Tim Hagyard * Urban Design Quarterly * This handsome book does a superb job of explaining why we use visual communication - a task which no other book on representation for landscape architecture has yet accomplished. Many gorgeous illustrations from a wide range of sources add richness and depth to this indispensable text. * Tim Waterman, Senior Lecturer, Landscape Architecture, Writtle School of Design, UK * Well crafted and beautifully constructed, the authors have framed the book to adhere to the design sequence, detailing contemporary strategies and technologies for visualizing designed spaces. An excellent addition to any aspiring landscape architect's library. * Ken Yocom, Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture Graduate Program, University of Washington, US * Visual Communication for Landscape Architecture is a rich and inspirational resource for both budding - and practising - landscape architects. With case study contributions from Kathryn Gustafson, Grant Associates, Peter Walker, BCA Landscape and many more... Well done to all those involved - we have picked up a few nice tips already! * Andy Thomson, Partner, BCA Landscape * Visual Communication for Landscape Architecture looks great. I am going to put it on the `books for the office' list and think it would be really useful to bridge the gap between our landscape architects and our technicians, which is always a challenging part of a multi-disciplinary practice. * Helen Smith, Technical Manager, Landscape Architecture * A rather excellent book arrived at our office today, which we have all thoroughly enjoyed looking at! Visual Communication for Landscape Architecture looks incredible, and a great resource for us in practice, let alone students. We are grateful to the authors for including some of our work. * Alistair Baldwin, Director, Alistair W Baldwin Associates * Visual Communication for Landscape Architecture looks fantastic - I am very proud to be part of it! Bang on trend, current yet nodding to a bit of the Repton and Halprin. It's very cool and accessible - I also find the size very pleasing! The authors should be very happy with the end result - so much work obviously went into its creation. I am soon to give a presentation and the book will definitely be one of my props. * Hudson De Maeijer, Landscapes and Gardens * What a wonderful book to aid students, it is very informative and so well presented. * Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd, Arabella Lennox-Boyd Landscape and Architectural Design *

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