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Construction and Design Manual

Sabrina Wilk

This book chronicles and analyzes the role of the perspective within the history and evolution of landscape architecture and design. The first part of the book examines perspectives produced at key stages of the profession’s history, beginning with their origins in Renaissance art, and moving chronologically into present day practice. It charts how both linear and atmospheric perspective helped visualize imagined landscapes, first in paintings, later real spaces, and expanding from private gar­dens into designs for public spaces. Used both as a visualization tool preceding construction and as a persuasive tool for publicity and prestige afterwards, it has always played a role in influencing the understanding of landscape. Shown through key images, perspective visualization has resonated between artistic influences, media, and technology, yet its role has evolved differently than it has in archi­tecture. The second part of the book is an instructional chapter, which outlines and describes the perspective’s key character­istics and variables. Perspective types are explained in an easy to understand way. Step by step procedures for using grids, constructing spaces, and fine­tuning pic­torial composition, encourage readers to construct perspectives themselves. The  third part of the book is an inspirational chapter with many diverse exam­ples from international landscape archi­tecture offices and practitioners. This extensive gallery showcases the perspec­tive’s remarkable versatility as a stage for projects of all sizes, as well as its ca­pacity for story­telling and expression. With its focus on history, theory and practical aspects of the perspective and its specific role in landscape architecture, the book is an invaluable reference for re­searchers, students, and designers.


225 × 280   mm
320 pages
700 images
Hardcover with elastic strap

ISBN 978-3-86922-653-8

This title is expected to become available
on 15th January 2020.