Landscape Architecture, Fifth Edition: A Manual of Environmental Planning and Design

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9780071797658: Landscape Architecture, Fifth Edition: A Manual of Environmental Planning and Design

The most comprehensive, current guide to the theoryand practice of landscape architecture

For more than 50 years, this pioneering guide has served as the foremost resource on the principles and practices of landscape architecture. Now, the book has been revised to address the latest developments in the field, providing a comprehensive, current presentation of the profession.

Richly illustrated with more than 400 full-color images, Landscape Architecture, Fifth Edition, explains how to plan and design for the human use of land with the least environmental impact. This updated volume offers new coverage of important topics such as sustainability, climate change, water conservation, land reuse, urban agriculture, stormwater management, low-impactdesign, and much more. This definitive reference:

  • Introduces the fundamentals of site and environmental planning
  • Describes the planning constraints imposed by the forms, forces, and features of nature and our built environment
  • Addresses climate and its design implications
  • Discusses site selection and analysis
  • Instructs in the planning of workable and well-related use areas
  • Describes the volumetric shaping of exterior spaces
  • Explores site-structure relationships andorganization
  • Applies contemporary thinking in the planning of expressive human habitations and communities

Landscape Architecture, Fifth Edition, preservesthe essential character and timelessness of the original classic while incorporating up-to-date advancements in the profession.

Extensively revised and filled with more than 400 contemporary full-color images, Landscape Architecture, Fifth Edition, remains the quintessential resource on planning for the human use of land in harmony with the environment. The book presents asystematic approach to the creation of more usable, efficient, and attractive outdoor spaces and places. Teaching diagrams, plans, photographs, and graphics--including the works of many of the world's leading landscape architects and firms--are featuredthroughout. This thoroughly modernized classic offers new coverage of:

  • Sustainability
  • Climate change and global warming
  • Water preservation and water rights
  • Land reuse and brownfield redevelopment
  • GIS mapping
  • Invasive species
  • Urban agriculture and urban forestry
  • Stormwater management
  • Low-impact design
  • Complete streets
  • New Urbanism, Smart Growth, and Traditional Neighborhood Development

Landscape Architecture, Fifth Edition, addresses every aspect of site and environmental planning, design, and implementation, including:

    The most comprehensive, current guide to the theoryand practice of landscape architecture
  • The human habitat and sustainability
  • Climate
  • Water
  • Land
  • Vegetation
  • The visual landscape
  • Topography
  • Community planning and growth management
  • Rational land use planning
  • Urban design
  • Site planning
  • Site spaces
  • Circulation
  • Structures
  • Landscape planting

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Barry W. Starke has been a leader in theprofession of landscape architecture for more than 40 years. He graduated with a degree in landscape architecture from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1967. While at Berkeley, he was introduced to the first edition of Landscape Architecture, which became a major influence on his career. In 1974, Mr. Starke co-founded the award-winning, multidisciplinary landscape architecture and environmental design firm Earth Design Associates, Inc., and continues to serve as President. In 1988, he was elected to the faculty of the University ofVirginia School of Architecture, where he taught Professional Practice. Mr. Starke served as the Centennial President of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1999, leading ASLA's 100th-anniversary celebration. He is a Fellow of the ASLA, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and served as Chairman ofthe Renewable Natural Resources Foundation. In 2003, Mr. Starke received the inaugural M. Meade Palmer Medal for outstanding contributions to landscape architecture. He is the 2010 recipient of the VA ASLA Landmark Award and Honor Award in Communications for the fourth edition of Landscape Architecture.

John Ormsbee Simonds, who died in May 2005,was one of the twentieth century's most important figures in landscape architecture and environmental planning. He was recognized worldwide for his visionary thinking and innovative spirit. Mr. Simonds's work and career spanned more than 70 years, bridging an era during which theprofession of landscape architecture expandedfrom a small number of individuals in the early 1900s to more than 30,000 land use and environmental planners in the United States today. His many contributions, including Landscape Architecture, helped lay the groundwork for today's focus on environmentally responsible planning and design. Mr. Simonds was President and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, which awarded him its highest honor, the ASLA Medal, and its one-time Centennial President's Medal. He was a member of the President's Task Force on the Environment and Florida Governor's Task Force on Natural Resources, and was a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Design in Great Britain.

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