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.
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.
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 20121011 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