European Landscape Architecture: Best Practice in Detailing

1st Edition

Ian Thompson, Torben Dam, Jens Balsby Nielsen

Routledge
Published October 11, 2007
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9780415307376 - CAT# RU07376

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Summary

Drawing together case studies from all over Europe, this text explores the relationship between the overall idea of the landscape architecture for a site and the design of details.

Examining concept sketches and design development drawings in relation to the details of the design, the book offers a more profound understanding of decision making through all stages of the design process.

The book includes the study of the choice of materials and techniques of construction, and explores the cultural and symbolic significance of such choices, as well as questions of environmental sustainability.

With projects analyzed and evaluated here that have won international acclaim, or have been awarded national prizes, European Landscape Architecture is a core book in the study and understanding of the subject.

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