Planting Design Illustrated (2nd edition)

Planting Design Illustrated (2nd edition)

A Must-Have for Landscape Architecture: A Holistic Garden Design Guide with Architectural and Horticultural Insight, and Ideas from Famous Gardens in Major Civilizations

by Gang Chen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C


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Absolutely fascinating! Informative, enlightening, and entertaining!

This is one of the most comprehensive books on Planting Design. It is a Book of the Year Winner for ForeWord Magazine.

It fills in the blank in this field and introduces poetry, painting and symbolism into Planting Design. It covers in detail the two major systems in Planting Design: Formal Planting Design and Naturalistic Planting Design. It has numerous line drawings and photos to illustrate the Planting Design concepts and principles. Through in-depth discussions of historical precedents and practical case studies, it uncovers the fundamental design principles and concepts as well as underpinning philosophy for Planting Design. It is an indispensable reference book for Landscape Architecture students, designers, architects, urban planners and ordinary garden lovers.

You may be interested in other books I wrote:

LEED GA Exam Guide. It is available at:

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Architectural Practice Simplified. It is available at:

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LEED BD&C Exam Guide. It is available at:

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LEED AP Exam Guide. It is available at:

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Format: 7.5 x 9.25 Black & White Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Dec 26, 2009)
ISBN10: 1432741977
ISBN13: 9781432741976
Genre: GARDENING / Landscape

Author Information...

Gang Chen, AIA, LEED AP BD+CGang Chen holds a Master Degree from the School of Architecture, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, and a Bachelors Degree from Department of Architecture, South China University of Technology. He is a recipient of the Grace and Robert Frazer Landscape Heritage Award from the Landscape Architecture Foundation. He has over 20 years of professional design experience.

Many of the projects he was in charge of or participated in have been published extensively in Architecture, Architectural Record, The Los Angeles Times and The Orange County Register, etc. He has worked on a variety of unusual projects: well-known large-scale healthcare and hospitality projects with over one billion dollars in construction costs; award-winning school design, highly acclaimed urban design and streetscape projects, multi-family housing and high-end custom homes, regional and neighborhood shopping centers, etc.

Gang Chen is a LEED AP and a member of American Institute of Architects (AIA). He is also the internationally acclaimed author for another fascinating book entitled LEED AP Exam Guide

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