Residential Landscape Architecture: Design Process for the Private Residence, 7th edition

  • Norman K. Booth
  • James E. Hiss


Thorough, how-to explanations and illustrations present the fundamentals of residential landscape design.

This comprehensive resource guides readers through the entire process of designing a residential landscape, from initial contact with the client and discussion of a rough concept, to completing a finished master plan and selecting materials for implementing the design. Numerous illustrations and helpful case study examples provide a clear look at the principles and techniques discussed in the book, making it an ideal introductory text for students and an invaluable reference for professional designers and homeowners.


Residential Landscape Architecture: Design Process for the Private Residence, 7/e retains the content of the previous editions and provides new learning objectives, clearer text, a new overview and design project used to convey phases of the design process, additional photographs of built projects, discussion of current technologies, and new techniques for rendering color drawings within limited time frames. 

Table of contents

1.The Typical Residential Site
2.Outdoor Space 
3.Sustainable Design
4.Design Process Overview
5.Meeting the Clients
6.Site Measuring and Base Map Preparation
7.Site Analysis and Design Program
9.Preliminary Design and Design Principles
10.Form Composition
11.Spatial Composition
12.Material Composition and Master Plan
13.Special Project Sites
14.Case Studies in Alternative Design Solution
15.Rendering Landscape Design Drawings in Color

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Published by Pearson (January 4th 2017) - Copyright © 2018