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Campus Landscape: Functions, Forms, Features

Campus Landscape: Functions, Forms, Features

Richard P. Dober

ISBN: 978-0-471-35356-0

Jul 2000

288 pages

Select type: Hardcover

In Stock

$110.00

Description

A practical guide to creating sites, plans, and designs for the campus landscape
Broad lawns, open spaces, wooded groves-the campus landscape is both the seat and symbol of higher education. It also has a growing role to play for institutions seeking toput their best foot forward in pursuit of students and funding. This comprehensive handbook provides information, instruction, and ideas on planning and designing every aspect of the campus landscape, from parking lots to playing fields. Using real-world examples of classic and contemporary campus landscapes, this unique resource features:
* Coverage of landscape restoration and regeneration as well as new projects
* An assessment matrix for consistent, effective evaluation of existing and proposed plans
* More than 175 photographs and drawings of campus landscapes
* Detailed captions, citations, and design guidelines for significant features
* Coverage of increasingly important areas such as security, maintenance, and the environment
CAMPUS LANDSCAPE DESIGN DETERMINANTS.

CAMPUS LANDSCAPE DESIGN TAXONOMY.

Creating a Distinctive Place.

First Encounters.

Spaces.

Groves, Gardens, and Fields for Education, Entertainment, and Enlightenment.

Place Marking and Place Using.

Index.
"The extensive use of illustrations including landscape master plans, elevation views, and landscape symbols, as well as the numerous photographs makes this a valuable reference. The text discusses campus landscapes by providing a historical overview of many aspects related to their development. The text also provides insight on how these landscapes will be influenced in the future by social, economic, and environmental issues." (NACTA Journal, May 2002)