Best Reference Books – Landscape Architecture

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Landscape Architecture subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Landscape Architecture along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Landscape Architecture subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Landscape Architecture" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “1000 Details in Landscape Architecture: A Selection of the World’s Most Interesting Landscaping Elements” by Francesc Zamora Mola

“1000 Details in Landscape Architecture: A Selection of the World’s Most Interesting Landscaping Elements” Book Review: This book is for professionals, students and anyone with an interest in landscape architecture and design in general will find it fascinating and eminently practical. The book covers plants and hardscape materials that contribute in proportion, order, repetition and unity to create a pleasing landscape. And also 1000 Details in Landscape Architecture is a reference catalog to the aesthetic and technical features of outstanding landscape designs chosen from around the world, form, color, texture and visual weight. It includes photographs and drawings (elevations, cross-sections, axonometrics and sketches). It examines landscape architecture as an artistic application that evolves as plants grow, environmental conditions change, and people use the space. The details in this practical reference have been selected for their capacity to inspire and propose innovative ideas.

2. “Landscape Architecture: An Introduction” by Robert Holden and Jamie Liversedge

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“Landscape Architecture: An Introduction” Book Review: This book is for professionals, students and anyone with an interest in landscape architecture and design in general will find it fascinating and eminently practical. 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. And then harmony, asymmetry, color, form, and texture. Finally, the book explores educational and employment opportunities and the future of the profession in the context of climate change and sustainability. It’s Illustrated with international examples of completed projects.

3. “Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture: Contemporary Techniques and Tools for Digital Representation in Site Design” by Bradley Cantrell and Wes Michaels

“Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture: Contemporary Techniques and Tools for Digital Representation in Site Design” Book Review: This book is for professionals, students and anyone with an interest in landscape architecture and design in general will find it fascinating and eminently practical. The book bridges the gap between traditional analog and new digital tools by applying timeless concepts of representation to enhance design work in digital media. The book explores specific techniques for creating landscape designs.It includes digitally rendered plans, perspectives, and diagrams, and the updated second edition offers expanded coverage of newer concepts and techniques. Readers will gain insight into the roles of different drawings, with a clear emphasis on presenting a solid understanding of how diagrams, plan, section, elevation. And perspective works together to present a comprehensive design approach.

4. “Landscape Of Man” by Geoffrey Jellicoe and Susan Jellicoe

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“Landscape Of Man” Book Review: This book is for professionals, students and anyone with an interest in landscape architecture and design in general will find it fascinating and eminently practical. 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. And then harmony, asymmetry, color, form, and texture. Finally, the book explores educational and employment opportunities and the future of the profession in the context of climate change and sustainability. It’s Illustrated with international examples of completed projects.

5. “Landscape Architect’s Pocket Book (Routledge Pocket Books)” by Siobhan Vernon and Nicola Garmory

“Landscape Architect’s Pocket Book (Routledge Pocket Books)” Book Review: This book is for professionals, students and anyone with an interest in landscape architecture and design in general will find it fascinating and eminently practical. This book gives a comprehensive introduction to the nature and practice of landscape architecture, the professional skills required and the latest developments.Covering all the major topics, including hard landscaping, soft landscaping as well as planning and legislation, the pocket book also includes a handy glossary of key terms, useful calculations and helpful contacts.

6. “Landscape Architecture: Planting Design Illustrated” by Department of Mechanical Engineering Gang Chen

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“Landscape Architecture: Planting Design Illustrated” Book Review: This book is for professionals, students and anyone with an interest in landscape architecture and design in general will find it fascinating and eminently practical. 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. And then harmony, asymmetry, color, form, and texture. Finally, the book explores educational and employment opportunities and the future of the profession in the context of climate change and sustainability. It’s Illustrated with international examples of completed projects.

7. “Invitation to Vernacular Architecture: A Guide to the Study of Ordinary Buildings and Landscapes (Vernacular Architecture Studies)” by Thomas Carter and Elizabeth Collins Cromley

“Invitation to Vernacular Architecture: A Guide to the Study of Ordinary Buildings and Landscapes (Vernacular Architecture Studies)” Book Review: This book is for professionals, students and anyone with an interest in landscape architecture and design in general will find it fascinating and eminently practical.The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the field. Proposing a methodology. It includes the process of examining and documenting a building, explaining in detail how to define a research area and create a research plan. They guide students step-by-step in how to take accurate measurements of sites.The book is Rich with illustrations and written in a clear and jargon-free style.

8. “Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture” by Charles Harris and Nicholas Dines

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“Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture” Book Review: This book is for professionals, students and anyone with an interest in landscape architecture and design in general will find it fascinating and eminently practical. The book covers plants and hardscape materials that contribute in proportion, order, repetition and unity to create a pleasing landscape. Also includes technical features of outstanding landscape designs chosen from around the world, form, color, texture and visual weight. It includes photographs and drawings (elevations, cross-sections, axonometrics and sketches). It examines landscape architecture as an artistic application that evolves as plants grow, environmental conditions change, and people use the space. The details in this practical reference have been selected for their capacity to inspire and propose innovative ideas.

9. “Introduction to Landscape Architecture” by Michael Laurie

“Introduction to Landscape Architecture” Book Review: This book is for professionals, students and anyone with an interest in landscape architecture and design in general will find it fascinating and eminently practical. 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. And then harmony, asymmetry, color, form, and texture. Finally, the book explores educational and employment opportunities and the future of the profession in the context of climate change and sustainability. It’s Illustrated with international examples of completed projects.

10. “Transects: 100 Years of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the School of Design” by Richard Weller and Meghan Talarowski

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“Transects: 100 Years of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the School of Design” Book Review: This book is for professionals, students and anyone with an interest in landscape architecture and design in general will find it fascinating and eminently practical. The book covers plants and hardscape materials that contribute in proportion, order, repetition and unity to create a pleasing landscape. Also includes technical features of outstanding landscape designs chosen from around the world, form, color, texture and visual weight. It includes photographs and drawings (elevations, cross-sections, axonometrics and sketches). It examines landscape architecture as an artistic application that evolves as plants grow, environmental conditions change, and people use the space. The details in this practical reference have been selected for their capacity to inspire and propose innovative ideas.

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