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Description - Detail in Contemporary Landscape Architecture by Virginia McLeod

Detailing makes a landscape unique, and a landscape architect outstanding. Featuring many of the world's most highly acclaimed landscape architects, the book presents 40 of the most recently completed and influential landscape designs.Each project is presented with color photographs, site plans, and sections as well as numerous construction details. There is also a brief descriptive text, detailed captions and in-depth information for each project. The projects are presented in clear and concise layouts over four pages. All the drawings are styled in the same consistent manner and presented at standard architectural scales for easy comparison. Intended for architects, engineers, and landscape architects, the book will also be invaluable for architecture, garden, and landscape design students, for whom it will be a resource not only for understanding the work of the best contemporary landscape architects, but also as a tool for their own design work.The featured architects by country include: Australia - Anton James Design, Donaldson + Warn Architects, Room 4.1.3 , Tract Consultants; Canada - Noel Harding and Neil Hadley; China - Turenscape and the Centre for Landscape Architecture; Cyprus - Margarita Danou and Sevina Floridou; Czech Republic - AP Atelier, Josef Pleskot; France - Edouard Francois, Mosbach Paysagistes; Germany - Barkow Leibinger Architects, Latz & Partners; Japan - Nikken Sekkei; Spain - Batlle i Roig, Enric Miralles i Benedetta Tagliabue, EMBT arquitectes; Sweden - FFNS Architects; Switzerland - Burckhardt and Partner, Gigon, Guyer, Schweingruber Zulauf Landschaftsarchitekten; The Netherlands - Atelier Kempe Thill, Bureau B + B, OKRA, West 8; UK - Camlin Lonsdale Landscape Architects, Foreign Office Architects, Grimshaw Architects, Gustafson Porter, and Patel Taylor Architects.The featured architects by country also include: USA - Abel Bainnson Butz, New York, NY, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Seattle, WA, Hargreaves Associates, Cambridge, MA, Keith Kaseman and Julie Beckman, Philadelphia, PA, Maya Lin, New York, NY, Office of Dan Kiley, Charlotte, VT, Peter Walker and Partners, Berkeley, CA, W Architecture + Landscape Architecture, New York, NY, and Wenk Associates, Inc, Denver, Colo.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781856694988
ISBN-10: 1856694984
Format: Hardback
(289mm x 249mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Laurence King Publishing
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Virginia McLeod

Virginia McLeod has worked for a number of private practices in London and was also the editor of The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture. She currently works as a freelance writer and editor, specializing in contemporary architecture. She is the author of Detail in Contemporary Residential Architecture.

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