Introduction to Landscape Design by John L. MotlochIntroduction to Landscape Design by John L. Motloch

Introduction to Landscape Design

byJohn L. Motloch

Hardcover | August 25, 2000

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Outstanding explorations of design concepts, principles, and processes This Second Edition of Introduction to Landscape Design offers even broader coverage of the environmental, human, technological, and aesthetic issues associated with landscape design than the first edition. Beginning with the way we perceive, manage, and design the landscape, it moves on to explore the forces that influence land design. An overview of landscape management, planning, and design includes a discussion of the roles and integration of the professions involved, modes of professional practice, and site scale design processes. The book explores the ecology of design and the integration of land design decisions into dynamic systems. This fully updated new edition:
* Presents landscape design as a synergism of art and science
* Addresses the interplay between buildings and sites
* Provides insights into the breadth of people-environment relationships
* Places special emphasis on our growing understanding of interrelationships between the landscape and human decisions
A superb introduction for students as well as a useful reference for practicing professionals, this book is an excellent guide for anyone who wants to develop a better understanding of landscape design.

About The Author

JOHN L. MOTLOCH, PhD, ASLA, is a licensed landscape architect, architect, and interior designer. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture in the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems i...

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Title:Introduction to Landscape DesignFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 11.4 × 9 × 1 inPublished:August 25, 2000Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0471352918

ISBN - 13:9780471352914

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Table of Contents


Landscape Meanings.

Peoples, Attitudes, and Perceptions.

Education and Design Thinking.


Landscape Process.

Available Resources and Technology.

Sensual Aspects of Perception.

Temporal Aspects of Perception.

Visual Arts as Ordering Mechanism.

Geometry as Ordering Mechanism.

Circulation as Ordering Mechanism.

Spatial Development.

Architecture and Site Development.

Placemaking and Community-Building.


Professional Practice.

Site Design as Problem-Solving.


An Ecology of Design.

Landscape Design Education.