Books to Teach Planting Design

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    Trace One
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    Design With Nature by Ian McHarg, Wjiley 1995 (reprint of 1971 original..) 

    #152779

    Goustan BODIN
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    thanks

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    Trace One
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    #152777

    Goustan BODIN
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    *edit* time for thinking

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    Goustan BODIN
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    Trace One, 

    I want to thank you for that very important lesson you taught me today : do not let yourself and your discussion be dragged down into an argument you did not look for.

    We spoiled the topic (I doubt anyone will want to share their books after this long digression), but I guess that’s the price to pay for the lesson.

    Thank you again.

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    Calico
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    In a feeble attempt to return the discussion to its original focus, the primer I used was Theodore Walker’s Planting Design (1991). It was geared toward landscape architects, but would be very straightforward for an instructor teaching motivated non-designers. The only real drawback a couple of decades later is that the illustrations and drawings looked dated even when I was in school.

    Since your course will be directed to an audience that should be familiar with the botanic characteristics of the plants they will be likely to use, you should have a lot of fun focusing more on the artsy side of planting design than you’d otherwise be able to with a bunch of first-year college students. Your biggest obstacle (I think) will be getting your students to communicate graphically in a short course without wasting too much teaching time on the subject.

    Good luck & have fun.

    #152774

    Goustan BODIN
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    Attempt much appreciated, Book and comments duly noted, thanks !  😀

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    Goustan BODIN
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    Who is A.E., Henry ?

    Title, publishing, year ?

    Please 🙂

    #152772

    Goustan BODIN
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    I gotcha, like :

    Moods in the Landscape: A.E. Bye by A. E. Bye (Jul 24, 2006)

    or

    Art into Landscape, Landscape into Art by A. E. Bye (Jun 1988)

    Thanks ! 🙂

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