Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture: Contemporary Techniques and Tools for Digital Representation in Site Design Paperback – 26 Mar 2010
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"This book′s exceptional clarity earned it the highest honor in the Communications category. It is organized and written to appeal specifically to landscape architects who have been trained in traditional representation methods on the drafting table but who would like to work effectively in digital media. The jury clearly saw the book′s value. "It′s the first drawings book I′ve seen that is contemporary and clear", one juror said." ( Landscape Architecture Magazine, September 2012)
"Digital Drawing is a sophisticated digital media book focused primarily on creating photomontage images for site design. This book, aims to be a software neutral and has a strong, theory–based designer′s point of view. This is the first landscape architecture book available as an eBook, so the authors thoroughly embrace modern communication tools while still holding to the tried–and–true landscape architecture values of high–quality graphic representation." (Landscape Architecture, August 2010)
From the Back Cover
A full–color guide to digital landscape representation
For a hundred years, pencil, pen, markers, and watercolor have been the principal tools of representation for landscape architects and urban planners. Today, those hand–powered aids have been replaced by an array of digital tools. Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture bridges the gap between the traditional analog and the new digital tools and shows you how to apply timeless concepts of representation to enhance your design work in digital media.
Building on the tried–and–true principles of analog representation, Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture explores specific techniques for creating landscape representation digitally. It explains the similarities and differences between analog and digital rendering, and then walks you through the steps of creating digitally rendered plans, perspectives, and diagrams. You′ll explore:
Raster and vector images
Setting up the document
Base imagery and scaling
Hand–drawn linework and diagrams
Text, leaders, and page layout
Color, shading, and textures
Creating a section elevation
- Techniques for using the newest vers ions of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat as well as older versions
With more than 500 full–color drawings and photographs alongside proven techniques, Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture will help you enhance your skills through a unique marriage of contemporary methods and traditional rendering techniques.See all Product description
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It has good basic tips for Photoshop and quite a lot on how to use Illustrator to achieve certain standard format presentation methods for Landscape Architects, such as the exploded diagram. It only mentions other 3D software in passing but is a great introductory book which equips you with the knowledge to go on and try your own slant on things. Highly recommended.
The only thing holding me back from giving it a 5* rating is the price. This book is VERY EXPENSIVE. The RRP is frankly laughable for a book of it's size and I doubt anyone would pay full price for it, which is a shame as it's so very good! The Amazon listing price is still very dear. Worryingly, it is the students who may benefit the most from this book that may well be put off buying it.