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5 books for Design Studio Modules

Five books for Design Studio modules hand picked by the Routledge Landscape Editor

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  1. To Design Landscape

    Art, Nature & Utility

    By Catherine Dee

    To Design Landscape sets out a distinctively practical philosophy of design, in accessible format. Based on the notion that landscape design is a form-based craft addressing environmental processes and utility, Dee establishes a framework for approaching such craft with modesty and ingenuity, using...

    Published January 6th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Representing Landscapes

    A Visual Collection of Landscape Architectural Drawings

    Edited by Nadia Amoroso

    Series: Representing Landscapes

    What do you communicate when you draw an industrial landscape using charcoal; what about a hyper-realistic PhotoShop collage method? What are the right choices to make? Are there right and wrong choices when it comes to presenting a particular environment in a particular way? The...

    Published March 13th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Form & Fabric in Landscape Architecture

    A Visual Introduction

    By Catherine Dee

    Form and Fabric in Landscape Architecture provides an original, visual approach to the study of landscape architecture by creating a spatial morphology based on use and experience of landscapes. It explores aesthetic, spatial and experiential concepts by providing a structure through which...

    Published September 20th 2001 by Taylor & Francis

  4. Overlooking the Visual

    Demystifying the Art of Design

    By Kathryn Moore

    Making tangible connections between theory and practice, ideas and form, this book encourages debate about the artistic, conceptual, and cultural significance of the way things look. What are the metaphysical concepts at the heart of design education, theory, and philosophy? Why do we assume that...

    Published November 29th 2009 by Routledge

  5. On Landscapes

    By Susan Herrington

    Series: Thinking in Action

    There is no escaping landscape: it's everywhere and part of everyone's life. Landscapes have received much less attention in aesthetics than those arts we can choose to ignore, such as painting or music – but they can tell us a lot about the ethical and aesthetic values of the societies...

    Published October 12th 2008 by Routledge