Drawing For Landscape Architecture: Sketch To Screen To Site
di Edward Hutchison
Across the design world, drawing by hand has largely become a lost art. But attitudes are changing. Today’s designers, sitting at their computer screens, far removed from the spirit of the site they are meant to improve, now seek a more immediate, human connection with their projects. There is no better way than drawing to stimulate the imagination and to convey and execute the vision for clients.
Targeted at landscape- and garden-design students and professionals, Drawing for Landscape Architecture reintroduces the importance of learning to ‘see by hand’, to visualize large-scale design schemes and explain them through drawing, and demonstrates how doing so supplements digital drawings. It celebrates the best aspects of traditional techniques while incorporating them into today’s digital design methods.
Drawing for Landscape Architecture guides practitioners, through international examples, from their very first impression of a site, through concept and schematic design and client presentation to construction and site drawings, concluding with case studies that show the final result.
* > Edward Hutchison is principal of a landscape design practice in London, whose work has won many awards. His drawings were featured in the exhibitionDrawing Space at the Garden Museum, also in London.