Planting Design 2e (Architecture) Paperback – 1 Mar 1991
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About the Author
THEODORE D. WALKER, ASLA, has been a practicing landscape architect for more than 40 years. Since 1985, he has taught at Arizona State University in the School of Planning and Landscape Architecture.
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"Planting Design" covers design principles (line, form, texture, color, variety, repetition, balance, emphasis, perception, plant masses, scale), functional uses of plants (visual control, physical barriers, climate control, noise control, erosion control), aesthetic values (the inherent beauty of plants expressed by their leaves, bark, branching, reflections and shadows), process of planting design (site analysis, plat hardiness zones, plant selection, plant characteristics, spacing, using flowers, design process, typical design projects and plant use, references for selecting plants), preparing planting plans (principles and techniques, cost estimating, graphic symbols, sample plans, plant lists and details), and preparing specifications (using a word process, sample specifications from a private office and a state agency).
"Planting Design" has 196 pages and many fine black-and-white interior photos. It also has a lot of great samples of planting plans and landscape sections done by professional firms and sample landscape specifications at the end. It is a classic on the difficult subject of Planting Design.
Gang Chen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Author of "Planting Design Illustrated," "LEED GA Exam Guide," "Architectural Practice Simplified," and other books on various LEED exams, architecture, and landscape architecture
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