1st Edition

Representing Landscapes: Digital

Edited By Nadia Amoroso Copyright 2015
    292 Pages 52 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    292 Pages 52 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Most landscape architectural designs now include some form of digital representation - but there is much more scope for creativity beyond the standard Photoshop montages. In this new book on representing landscapes, Nadia Amoroso brings together contributions from some of the leading landscape departments in the world to explore the variety in digital illustration methods.

    In each chapter, leading lecturers, professors and practitioners in the field of landscape architecture explain a specific digital approach with the use of images from their department to show how each technique can be used in inspirational examples. Throughout the book over 200 colour images cover the spectrum of digital representation to help discuss the various drawing types which are invaluable when communicating ideas in the field of landscape architecture.

    With worked examples in the chapters and downloadable images suitable for class use, this is an essential book for visual communication and design studios.

    Notes on Contributors, Foreword by James Corner, Acknowledgements, Introduction, 1. Representations of the Landscapes via the Digital: Drawing Types (Nadia Amoroso) Diagrams and Mapping Drawings, 2. Datascapes: Maps and Diagrams as Landscape Agents (Andrea Hansen), 3. Photo-Graphing the Hyper-Index (Eva Castro and Federico Ruberto), 4. Mapping and Refining the Site (James Melsom with Christophe Girot), 5. Digital Diagramming (Kofi Boone) Presentation Plans, 6. Digital Presentation Plans: Still the Foundation of Landscape Design Representation? (Joshua Zeunert), 7.Aerial Visions / Ground Control: The Art of Illustrative Plans and Bird’s-Eye-Views (Karl Kullmann), 8. The Site Plan is Dead. Long Live the Site Plan (Roberto Rovira) Axonometric Drawings, 9. Chunking Landscapes (Christopher Marcinkoski), 10. Landscapes that Fit Together (Maria Debije Counts) Section- Elevations, 11. Vertical Plane Typologies: Examining Sections and Elevations (Daniel H. Ortega and Jonathon R. Anderson), 12. LANDSCHAFTSLINIEN: the Obvious, the Hidden and a Method for their Decryption (Dietmar Straub), 13. Alternative Revelations of Sections: Origins of the Subjective Section (Andrew Hartness) Perspectives, 14. Sensing Landscapes through Perspective (Maria Debije Counts), 15. Reinforcement through Opposition: Metrics and Emotion in Project Visualization (Andrew Hartness), 16. Hover Craft (David Fletcher) Digital Modeling and Fabrication, 17. Land-Formations Tectonic-Grounds (José Alfredo Ramirez and Clara Oloriz), 18. Terra Automata: Beyond Representation of Landscapes and Ecologies (Bradley Cantrell), 19. Digital Media and Material Practice (David Mah) All Drawing Types- Case Studies, 20. Recasting Jakarta: Processing the Plastic River (Christophe Girot and James Melsom), 21. Repairing Greyfield Sites: Visual Narrative in Describing Emerging Urban Landscapes (Kofi Boone), 22. The Case for an Alternative Creek, Arroyo, Puerto Rico (Roberto Rovira) Afterward: Closing Remarks (Roberto Rovira)


    Nadia Amoroso is an academic in landscape architecture whose work focuses on the role of visual representation, digital media, urban design and creative mapping. Amoroso is the Director of Amoroso Studio, focusing on landscape and urban design representation and creative cartography. She was the co-founder and Creative Director of DataAppeal™, a data-design visualization and GIS company. She also teaches design studios at the University of Guelph. 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 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/ editor of number of books including, The Exposed City: Mapping the Urban Invisibles, Representing Landscapes: A Visual Collection of Landscape Architectural Drawings, and Digital Landscape Architecture Now.



    "After reading this book, you will remain with a pleasant sense, as you will understand how important digital media has become for the field of landscape architecture." - Alexandra Antipa, Landscape Architects Network

    "Representing Landscapes: Digital is a lavishly illustrated compendium of articles by academics, practising landscapers and techies on the most useful and creative way to employ modern digital technology to work through landscape ideas and present those ideas to clients, planners and the general public." - Richard Mawrey, Historic Gardens Review