Classic Japanese prints often focus on the beauties of trees, flowers, mountains and water; sometimes with handsomely garbed men and women included in the design. This splendid book presents beautifully flowing garden and other inspired Japanese nature designs that can be used in whole or in part for many decorative art and craft purposes. Invaluable for all artists, crafts people, designers, and art lovers.
'There are thousands of well-educated and highly-qualified landscape designers in this country but only a fraction of them make a decent living. For too long, this talented community has placed its artistry above charging fairly for its services. It is time to figure out a better, fairer way.' Chapter one This hands-on book discusses all the elements of Catherine Wiersema's top rated, semester-long, professional practice course for landscape designers, taught at Radcliffe/Harvard's Landscape Institute and the Boston Architectural Center over the past 15 years. Richly illustrated with lessons learned and war stories from her own and others' practical experiences, the book is a step-by-step guide to building a profitable, client-focused business. Both early-career and advanced landscape designers and landscape architects will find much of value to help them target the best clients, promote and price their services, and above all, manage the multiple phases of happy client relationships. About the Author: This book is the culmination of Catherine's career as landscape designer and educator. For many years, her sought-after design/build practice - Boussard Garden Design - focused on large residential properties. With her professional practice course she addressed a big void in the curriculum for landscape designers - how to build a profitable business. She is a recipient of the Harvard Landscape Institute's Distinguished Faculty award and has been an acclaimed lecturer at numerous conferences including those of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers. Catherine is a graduate of Radcliffe's Program in Landscape Design, is APLD-certified, and holds an MBA. Her earlier career was in marketing/sales in the corporate world and as associate professor of marketing and strategy.
Beginning gardeners and experts alike will appreciate this practical advice on virtually every aspect of gardening-from choosing a plot to selecting flowers and water features. The instructions and advice encompass plans and proven techniques for planting traditional English, Japanese, herb, and rock gardens, and building structures such as fences and walls, arches, pergolas and trellises, as well as decking and pathways. More than 300 color photographs, illustrations and diagrams ensure that anyone can create a glorious garden.
Gardening book, exposing common gardeners' enemies: slugs, deer, squirrels, moles, mice, cats, birds, foxes, sheep and rabbits. Many solutions old and new, plant lists and information on each animal.
This book provides an excellent tool for both seasoned part designers and novices to the field, facilitating cost effective design decisions and ensuring that the plastic parts and products will stand up under use. The detailed, yet simplified discussion of material selection, manufacturing techniques, and assembly procedures enables the reader to evaluate plastic materials and to adequately design plastic parts for assembly. This book describes good joint design and implementation, the geometry and nature of the component parts, the types of load involved, and other basic information necessary in order to work successfully in this filed. Throughout, the treatment is practice-oriented and focused on everyday problems and situations.
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