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Started this discussion. Last reply by Damian Holmes Jul 17, 2010. 1 Reply

 

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J. Robert Wainner commented on Benjamin Boyd's blog post 'Book Review - Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture - Second Edition'
"Interesting LA publication.....but, it's just my opinion that James Richards' book "Freehand Drawing & Discovery" is a better tool for young Landscape Architects.  It seems to me, that most young LAs have a fairly good…"
Nov 21
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Book Review - Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture - Second Edition

The advent of the digital age has long been upon us. For most practices, this has created an interesting mix of skill sets within an office. Recent graduates have a great handle on the most current programs while those that have been in the industry for a little longer are finding themselves playing catch up. More often than not, a general amount of knowledge and…See More
Nov 17
Sean Passler commented on Benjamin Boyd's blog post 'Book Review - Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture - Second Edition'
"Andrew, These techniques described in the book certainly apply to both large and small scale projects. However, the use of them depends on what makes sense for the particular project being developed. For example, depending of what you are trying to…"
Nov 15
Jason Packenham commented on Benjamin Boyd's blog post 'Book Review - Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture - Second Edition'
"Ben - great review. I have the first edition of this book and it's fantastic! I've been telling my students to get it for the last few years so it's great to see a second revision with new content."
Nov 14
Brandon Reed commented on Benjamin Boyd's blog post 'Book Review - Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture - Second Edition'
"I just ordered this book! I am excited to use it in my current practice! Thanks for sharing!"
Nov 14
Andrew Spiering commented on Benjamin Boyd's blog post 'Book Review - Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture - Second Edtion'
"Excellent review!  Would you say these techniques apply to both small and large scale projects?"
Nov 14
A blog post by Benjamin Boyd was featured

Book Review - Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture - Second Edition

The advent of the digital age has long been upon us. For most practices, this has created an interesting mix of skill sets within an office. Recent graduates have a great handle on the most current programs while those that have been in the industry for a little longer are finding themselves playing catch up. More often than not, a general amount of knowledge and…See More
Nov 13
Benjamin Boyd posted a blog post

Book Review - Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture - Second Edition

The advent of the digital age has long been upon us. For most practices, this has created an interesting mix of skill sets within an office. Recent graduates have a great handle on the most current programs while those that have been in the industry for a little longer are finding themselves playing catch up. More often than not, a general amount of knowledge and…See More
Nov 13
A blog post by Benjamin Boyd was featured

Book Review - Private Landscapes: Modernist Gardens in Southern California

Modern landscapes are a dime a dozen these days, but have you ever wondered how they got started? "…See More
Oct 12
A blog post by Benjamin Boyd was featured

Book Review - Private Landscapes: Modernist Gardens in Southern California

Modern landscapes are a dime a dozen these days, but have you ever wondered how they got started? "…See More
Jun 4
Andrew Spiering commented on Benjamin Boyd's photo
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"Awesome diagram!"
May 1
Benjamin Boyd replied to David Larouche's discussion 'Master Plan Technics in PS'
"Also this technique would work with photo trees but not as well. We tend to steer clear of those in plan. Also as to layer masks, you really should be only using it instead of the erase tool. It can save you a ton of time in the long run if done…"
Apr 21
Benjamin Boyd replied to David Larouche's discussion 'Master Plan Technics in PS'
"Our office uses a single layer for trees of one type. You essentially have a blank tree shape and use the blending tools to apply texture, shadow, depth, or outline depending on your needs. Then you use the marquee tool to copy the shape around the…"
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Joy Kuebler commented on Benjamin Boyd's blog post 'Norway's "Memorial Wound" for Victims of Massacre is Beautiful Land Art'
"Thank you for sharing this.  I am a Norwegian in spirit and was following via Twitter on that horrible day.  This is a lovely design to honor the beautiful children of such a beautiful country."
Mar 12

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Book Review - Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture - Second Edition

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 10:30am 5 Comments

The advent of the digital age has long been upon us. For most practices, this has created an interesting mix of skill sets within an office. Recent graduates have a great handle on the most current programs while those that have been in the industry for a…

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Book Review - Private Landscapes: Modernist Gardens in Southern California

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Modern landscapes are a dime a dozen these days, but have you ever wondered how they got started? "…

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Norway's "Memorial Wound" for Victims of Massacre is Beautiful Land Art

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 9:30am 2 Comments

It's been nearly three years since a right-wing extremist blew up a bomb in the city of Oslo and then attacked a summer camp on the coast of Norway. These horrifying terror attacks claimed 77 lives in total, marking the…

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LARE 101: 10+ Essential Resources for Section 4 Grading, Drainage, and Construction Documentation

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 9:30am 1 Comment

LARE's Section 4: Grading, Drainage, and Construction Documentation is, in my opinion, the hardest portion of the exam. It has the lowest passing rate of any section - before and after the change in format. You will find in your preparation for this section that there is a wide range of topics that need to be covered,…

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LARE 101: 10+ Essential Resources for Passing Section 3 Design

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

LARE's Section 3: Design is where, in my opinion, things start coming together. The last two sections are hard for a number of reasons. First, this section requires you to use multiple facets of your knowledge at one time to solve a problem. Second, Section 3 is the most changed in format from…

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At 9:24am on November 28, 2010, Dane K. Spencer said…
Benjamin,

Ran into Landscape Invocation by accident. Glad to see you pushing the conversation. Curious about why DC? Think If I were just graduating I'd hit Asia. -Dane
At 6:22am on November 3, 2010, James Richards said…
Hi Ben; thanks for the friend request and sorry for the late response.
At 8:28am on July 25, 2010, Tyler Guettler said…
Thanks for the compliment Ben. It took me a while to figure out how I could create something that would hopefully stand out, and save me the cost of sending out to be printed. How are things down south?
 
 
 

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