'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 Coordinator, University of Washington
'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 been able to accomplish. It shows how drawing and making are embedded in the design process as tools for observation, analysis, creation, and presentation. Many gorgeous illustrations from a wide range of sources and from the authors' own teaching and practice add richness and depth of experience to this indispensable text.'
Tim Waterman, Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, Writtle School of Design
Basics Landscape Architecture 03: Visual Communication for Landscape Architecture offers students and developing practitioners of landscape architecture a practical and inspirational guide to the use of visual communication in their design work.
This book clearly illustrates how representational techniques (such as sketching, analytical drawing and 3D models) can best be used to solve a diverse range of design challenges. The book encourages students to question the most effective way to record, plan and communicate their designs through the use of representational technique projects. With over 200 images from a wide range of landscape architects and students, every technique is fully explored and explained to help the readers incorporate them into their own work.
The structure of the book follows the narrative of a design sequence, from concept to execution, which helps embed representational techniques as an integral part of the creative design process. Numerous tips and exercises will help reinforce students' understanding of contemporary techniques and their sensitive application, encouraging experimentation and acquisition of the broad palette of representational techniques available to today's landscape architects.