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Landscape Architecture : Planning-Engineering-Horticulture
Authorship Description
Ashok Kumar Jain.
Bibliographical Details vi, 482 p. ills. maps. 25 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Discovery Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN-10 9350568535
ISBN-13 9789350568538, 978-9350568538
Year of Publication 2017.
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Landscape Architecture : Planning-Engineering-Horticulture
"The gardens, trees and landscape symbolize the man's yearning for life liberty and happiness. The trees are the lungs outside our bodies. These are the shields against the rapid deterioration, contamination and pollution of the land, air and water. The focus of Landscape Architecture is to protect the environment. Landscape architecture covers a vast canvas - from parks and gardens to garden cities, waterfront, forests, sports facilities, greenways and blueways. It is a multidisciplinary field, incorporating botany, horticulture, fine arts, architecture, each sciences, earth sciences, geography and ecology. The book Landscape Architecture begins with contextually rooted historic gardens that celebrate the cultures, art and nature. It covers landscape policy, planning and design and explains the sythesis of sustainability principles, ecology, climate, botany, geology, hydrology and aesthetics. The natural processes of bio-diversity, aquatic and riverine ecology have a relationship with local culture, climate and abatement of pollution. The greening of the brownfields to make the cities more sustainable are the major challenges, which the book covers. The concept of drainage, greenways, streetscaping, micro-gardening, xeriscaping, urban farming and play environment have been explained in detail. The book also covers nursery, horticulture, planting design and symbolic language of flowers. The book in its 18 chapters explains the concepts of landscape architecture in a simple, flowing language. Hundreds of drawings, visuals and case studies make the book interesting and practical." [from Blurb] Contents Preface 1. Introduction-Gardens and Lanscape in Various Cultures 2. Landscape Policy, Planning and Design 3. Matrix of Prakriti and Landscape 4. Shan-Shui Gardens of China and Japan 5. Urban Bio-diversity 6. River and Waterfront Development 7. Urban Landscape and Water 8. Drainage and Storm Water Management 9. Greenways for Sustainable Mobility 10. Greening the Brownfields and Place Making 11. Climate Change, Heat Island and Ecology 12. Streetscaping and Roadside Plantation 13. Micro-Gardening, Xeriscaping and Urban Farming 14. Play Environment for Children 15. Nursery and Horticulture 16. Garden Conservatory, Landscape Furniture and Lighting 17. Planting Design and Species 18. The Language of Flowers and Plants Glossary, Definitions and Notes Bibliography Index
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