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Landscape Architecture: An Introduction

Landscape Architecture: An Introduction


Robert Holden and Jaime Liversedge


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Aimed at prospective and new students, this book gives a comprehensive introduction to the nature and practice of landscape architecture, the professional skills required and the latest developments.

After discussing the history of the profession, the book explains the design process through principles such as hierarchy, human scale, unity, harmony, asymmetry, color, form, and texture. It looks at how design is represented through both drawing and modeling, and through digital techniques such as CAD and the use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems). This is followed by an examination of project management and landscape management techniques. Finally, the book explores educational and employment opportunities and the future of the profession in the context of climate change and sustainability.

Illustrated with international examples of completed projects, Landscape Architecture provides an invaluable, one-stop resource for anyone considering studying or a career in this field.

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Size: 10 x 8.5 x 0.8 in;
Pages: 208 pp;
Publication: March 2014
ISBN: 978-1780672700
ISBN10: 1780672705
Robert Holden is a landscape architect and teaches landscape architecture and garden design at the University of Greenwich, London and other European universities. He is a co-authors of Construction for Landscape Architecture (2010). Jamie Liversedge is a landscape architect and teaches landscape architecture and garden design at the University of Greenwich, London and other European universities. He is a co-authors of Construction for Landscape Architecture (2010). Robert Holden is a London-based landscape architect. On graduating from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1971 he worked for the Dutch Staatsbosbeheer in Lelystad and for Allain Provost in Paris in 1976. Since the 1970s he has worked also worked in London with Derek Lovejoy and Ptnrs. (1971-75) and Brian Clouston and Ptnrs (1976-89). In the 1980s he was known for work on business park masterplanning such as Aztec West near Bristol and Capability Green Luton. Later he was involved in smaller practices, Clifton Design, 1990-91, Holden Liversedge 1991-99) and Cracknells (2000-2009). He has worked on projects in France, Germany, Kuwait, Libya, The Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Spain, UAE, and Russia. A former member of the Landscape Institute Council (1983-86) he was Education Vice President of the European Foundation for Landscape Architecture (2001-4) and from 2005-2008 was EFLA Secretary General promoting landscape architecture throughout Europe and to the European Commission. Until early 2013 he was Head of the Landscape at the University of Greenwich where he taught from 1992 Currently he is a visiting scholar at Istanbul Technical Univerisity. His latest publication, with Jamie Liversedge, is "Landscape Architecture an introduction" (February 2014). Interests include sustainability and landscape architecture, post industrial landscapes, the history of the European landscape architecture profession and aspects of English landscape garden history, notably the ferme ornée. He is keen on concrete in all its forms and is a great believer in the importance of site and seasonal change, one enthusiasm is for walking cities.

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