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Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture

Contemporary Techniques and Tools for Digital Representation in Site Design

Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture by Bradley Cantrell
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Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture won the“Award of Excellence” from the 2012 Professional Awardsand Student Awards by the American Society of Landscape Architects(ASLA).

For a hundred years, pencil, pen, markers, and watercolor havebeen the principal tools of representation for landscape architectsand urban planners. Today, those hand-powered aids have beenreplaced by computers and Computer-aided design (CAD).Digital Drawing for Landscape Architects bridges the gapbetween the traditional analog and the new digital tools and showsyou how to apply timeless concepts of representation to enhanceyour design work in digital media.

Building on the tried-and-true principles of analogrepresentation, Digital Drawing for LandscapeArchitecture explores specific techniques for creatinglandscape design digitally. It explains the similarities anddifferences between analog and digital rendering, and then walksyou through the steps of creating digitally rendered plans,perspectives, and diagrams. You’ll explore:

  • Computing Basics
  • Raster and vector images
  • Setting up the document
  • Base imagery and scaling
  • Hand-drawn linework and diagrams
  • Text, leaders, and page layout
  • Color, shading, and textures
  • Creating a section elevation
  • Perspective drawing
  • Techniques for using the newest versions of Adobe Illustrator,Photoshop, and Acrobat as well as older versions

With more than 500 full-color drawings and photographs alongsideproven techniques, Digital Drawing for Landscape Architectswill help you enhance your skills though a unique marriage ofcontemporary methods with traditional rendering techniques.

Wiley; February 2010
320 pages; ISBN 9780470639153
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Title: Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture
Author: Bradley Cantrell; Wes Michaels
 
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