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Drawing for Landscape Architects 2 : Construction and Design Manual

Drawing for Landscape Architects 2 : Construction and Design Manual


This book chronicles and analyses the role of the perspective within the history and evolution of landscape architecture and design.

The first part of the book examines perspectives produced at key stages of the profession's history, beginning with their origins in Renaissance art, and moving chronologically into present day practice. It charts how both linear and atmospheric perspective helped visualize imagined landscapes, first in paintings, later real spaces, and expanding from private gardens into designs for public spaces. Used both as a visualization tool preceding construction and as a persuasive tool for publicity and prestige afterwards, it has always played a role in influencing the understanding of landscape. Shown through key images, perspective visualization has resonated between artistic influences, media, and technology, yet its role has evolved differently than it has in architecture. In distinct contrast, landscape perspectives must convey positive experiences of being outdoors while communicating key design ideas, forms, and materials.

The second part of the book is an instructional chapter, which outlines and describes the perspective's key characteristics and variables. Perspective types are explained in an easy to understand way. Step by step procedures for using grids, constructing spaces, and fine-tuning pictorial composition, encourage readers to construct perspectives themselves.

Product details

  •  Hardback | 320 pages
  •  225 x 279 x 35.56mm | 1,723.65g
  •  Berlin, Germany
  •  English
  •  2nd edition
  •  700 images; 700 Illustrations, unspecified
  •  3869226536
  •  9783869226538

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