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Landscaping Design Guide from C.H.I.P.S.

The Art of
Landscape Detail:

Fundamentals, Practices and Case Studies
by Niall Kirkwood


This book introduces a revolutionary new approach to detail design in landscape architecture.

Features:

  • Provides a practical introduction to the aesthetic concerns, form, language, and expression of landscape detail
  • Explores a wide range of detail issues-including materials, climate, durability, implementation, and failure-and their influence on the overall detail design process
  • Examines detail design processes and research approaches that designers can apply in the analysis and development of their own work
  • Contains in-depth case studies of eight award-winning landscape architecture design projects, including provocative discussions with the designers on the establishment and evolution of their detail design philosophy
  • Features more than 150 images illustrating forms and site detail from national and international built landscapes
  • And much more!

The Art of Landscape Detail is a valuable resource for professionals and students in landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, and environmental design.

Contents

  1. Fundamentals

    1. Landscape and Detail
    2. Detail Concerns
    3. Approaches and Themes

  2. Practices

    1. Constructing Detail
    2. Detail Durability
    3. Research

  3. Case Studies

    1. Aspects of Landscape Detail Design
      • Recessive Details in a Historic Public Setting
      • Scaling of the Civic Landscape Detail
      • Landscape Detail Improvisation in the Parking Lot
      • Organic Evolution: Concept to Detail
      • Contrasting Surfaces and Edges: Expression and materiality in Detail Design
      • Abstracting Nature's Details: A Planted Path Along a Cove
      • Beyond the Wall: Surface Details for Public Access
      • Landscape Details of Culture, Tradition, and Abstraction
    2. Postscript: Poetics and Pragmatics

Appendix

  • Case Study References and Acknowledgements

Index

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Fundamentals, Practices, and Case Studies
by Niall Kirkwood

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