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Plan Graphics for the Landscape Designer

Plan Graphics for the Landscape Designer

2nd Edition

Tony Bertauski

Sep 2006, Paperback, 264 pages
ISBN13: 9780131720633
ISBN10: 0131720635
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For courses in Landscape Design Graphics and Introduction to Landscape Design.

Plan Graphics for the Landscape Designer, Second Edition takes readers step-by-step through the design graphics process. Written at an accessible level, readers will learn basic drafting tools, lettering and drawing techniques; commonly used textures and symbols; how to read plan graphics; how to develop effective designs; and how to assemble professional portfolios. This edition is filled with new sample drawings, updated photographs and descriptive design illustrations—visuals that make techniques easy to follow and easy to understand. The revision maintains the text’s presentation focus and provides helpful tip boxes to teach students how to draw an effective design.

1. The Landscape Design Process and Presentation Graphics

2. Tools

3. Line

4. Lettering

5. Symbols

6. Ground Plane

7. The Plan Drawing

8. Color

9. Section Drawing

10. Computer Graphics

APPENDIX: PORTFOLIO

INDEX

For courses in Landscape Design Graphics and Introduction to Landscape Design.

Plan Graphics for the Landscape Designer, Second Edition takes readers step-by-step through the design graphics process. Written at an accessible level, readers will learn basic drafting tools, lettering and drawing techniques; commonly used textures and symbols; how to read plan graphics; how to develop effective designs; and how to assemble professional portfolios. This edition is filled with new sample drawings, updated photographs and descriptive design illustrations—visuals that make techniques easy to follow and easy to understand. The revision maintains the text’s presentation focus and provides helpful tip boxes to teach students how to draw an effective design.

A step-by-step format–presents structure for the material.

  • Introduces basic drafting tools, lettering and drawing techniques, and then describes commonly used textures and symbols and how to create them.
  • Shows readers how to put together the plan, (starting with the plat, sale and title block), how to properly label symbols, and how to develop a plant list.

A focus on presentation graphics–appears in this text.

  • Discusses how to read plan graphics, develop effective designs, and assemble professional portfolios.

Additional chapters on section drawing and computer graphics–appear as Chapter 9 and Chapter 10.

  • Enhances the reader’s ability to communicate ideas more clearly to their clients.
  • Includes topics such as the vertical elements of section-elevation drawings, the imaging process and techniques and more!

Tip boxes–appear in each chapter.

  • Provide memorable shortcuts, important techniques and other vital information that will make drawing methods, and ultimately final plans, more effective.