What do you communicate when you draw an industrial landscape using charcoal; what about a hyper-realistic PhotoShop collage method? What are the right choices to make? Are there right and wrong choices when it comes to presenting a particular environment in a particular way?
The choice of medium for visualising an idea is something that faces all students of landscape architecture and urban design, and each medium and style option that you select will influence how your idea is seen and understood.
Responding to demand from her students, Nadia Amoroso has compiled successful and eye-catching drawings using various drawing styles and techniques to create this book of drawing techniques for landscape architects to follow and - more importantly - to be inspired by. More than twenty respected institutions have helped to bring together the very best of visual representation of ideas, the most powerful, expressive and successful images. Professors from these institutions provide critical and descriptive commentaries, explaining the impact of using different media to represent the same landscape.
This book is recommended for landscape architecture and urban design students from first year to thesis and is specifically useful in visual communications and graphic courses and design studios.
Table of Contents
Foreword Walter Hood Introduction Nadia Amoroso Representations of Space Chris Speed and Lisa Mackenzie Thinking Drawing: Image Typologies for Processes in Landscape Architecture Becky Sobell with Paul Cureton Projective Readings: Indexes and Diagrams in Landscape Urbanism Eduardo Rico, Alfredo Ramírez and Eva Castro Landscape as an Architectural Composition: The Delft Approach Steffen Nijhuis, Inge Bobbink and Daniel Jauslin Student Work View: Master Planning Kongjian Yu Landscape Graphics Neil Challenger and Jacqueline Bowring Drawing the Landscape Richard Weller (In)Complete Marc Miller and Jamie Vanucchi Exactness and Abstraction in Landscape Architectural Reproduction Roberto Rovira Dioramic Modes: The Critical Potential of the Diorama in the Landscape Architecture Design Process Holly A. Getch Clarke with Max Hooper Schneider Indexing Process: The Role of Representation in Landscape Architecture Andrea Hansen Landscape as Digital Media David Syn Chee Mah Mat Ecologies: Landscape Representations Chris Reed Exploration Drawings Mixed Media Bradley Cantrell and Jeff Carney Hybrid Drawings Mikyoung Kim From Fabrics and Diagrams to Scenarios Stephen Luoni Envisioning Landscapes Daniel Roehr with Matthew Beall The Art of Representing Landscapes Chip Sullivan The Significance of Texture Anthony Mazzeo Visual Facilitation Sean Kelly On Landscape Architecture, Design and Drawing from the Broken Middle Marcella Eaton and Richard Perron Visual Representation in Landscape Architecture Karen M’Closkey Landscape Visualization Rachel Berney systems | site | program | place Jason Sowell Poetic Drawings Michelle Arab Modeling Landscapes Jeffrey Hou The Visual Message: Final Thoughts Nadia Amoroso
Nadia Amoroso is the Founder and Creative Director of DataAppealTM, a data-design visualization company. She also teaches design studio and visual communications at the University of Toronto. She holds and has held a number of international academic and administrative positions including Lawrence Halprin Fellow at Cornell University, the Garvan Chair Visiting Professor, and Associate Dean. She specializes in visual representation, analog and digital graphics, and architectural and landscape architectural design. She has a PhD from the Bartlett School of Architecture and degrees in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design from the University of Toronto. She is the author of The Exposed City: Mapping the Urban Invisibles (Routledge, 2010).
“Worthy of being on the shelf of all designers”- Landscape Architecture Magazine
"...perfect for short studio breaks...offers excellent examples of drawings and representational techniques that students can draw from while also self-motivating" - Spacing Magazine
"If you want to set aside time to develop the visualisation of your designs, this amply illustrated collection will give you inspiration." – Garden Design Journal
“Can't keep this one on the shelf” - @Landlibrarian
"The book serves the pedagogical need, as observed by editor Amoroso, to educate and inspire landscape design students in the variety of graphic representations at their disposal, and their appropriate uses. Summing Up: Highly recommended" - E. H. Teague, CHOICE, January 2013, Vol. 50 No. 05
"The book contains some of the most inventive techniques for thinking and exploring through drawing and modelling."— Elizabeth K. Meyer, Landscape Architecture Magazine