Taylor & Francis
A new edition of a book widely regarded as a classic of landscape architecture, it deals with the 'bits' that go in between the different parts of the urban landscape. A completely updated text makes it suitable for both the professional and student.
"The book's greatest value is that it discusses the topics it covers from the holistic position of a designer." - Landscape News
Introductions. Paved surfaces. The function of paved surfaces. Principal highway engineering terms. Generic types of pavings. Pavements for wheeled traffic only. Trade associations. General design questions. Tar, bitumen or asphalt bound flexible pavements. Cold asphalt surfacing. Chippings sealed with cold bituminous emulsion. Chippings sealed in a synthetic binder. Unsealed chippings or gravel. Soil-cement bases. In-situ concrete pavements. Interlocking block pavements. Slab, brick, sett and cobbled pavements. Timber decking and blocks. Trim to paved surfaces. Walls and fences. Walls generally. Brick and block walls. In-situ concrete walls. Rendered walls. Stone walls. Timber fencing. Metal fencing. Other fencing materials. Gates. Retaining walls, steps and ramps. Retaining structures. Steps and ramps. References for further reading - useful addresses. Index.