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- xv, 307 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
- 1. The role of the landscape designer -- 2. Design philosophy and aesthetic principles -- 3. Hard landscape design -- 4. Soft landscape design -- 5. The design process -- 6. Client liaison, questionnaires and site appraisal -- 7. Land survey -- 8. Evaluating and using the site information -- 9. Progressing concepts to final drawings -- 10. Cost estimating and tender documentation -- 11. Tendering the contract documents -- 12. Contracts and contract preparation -- 13. Contract administration -- 14. Graphic presentation, draughting equipment and plan printing -- 15. Drawing principles -- 16. Drawing arrangement -- 17. Drawing for different purposes -- 18. General management -- 19. The cost effectiveness of a guiding philosophy -- 20. Further reading -- App. A. Construction detail: soil and mulch.How do you design a landscape suitable for its intended uses? How can the natural qualities of a landscape be enhanced with new features and focal points? How can you make pedestrians stay on the footpath? What kind of plant, path or wall should you put where, and what sort of contract should you choose for your client's contractor? This refreshingly down-to-earth introduction to the vast subject of landscape design and construction answers all these questions, guiding new students through the many facets of professional practice and welding together the artistic, legal, financial, environmental and management issues which can seem so dauntingly disconnected.Includes bibliographical references (p. 293) and index.