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Japanese Nature Print Designs

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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.


Fundamentals Of Garden Designing

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This perplexity of common people inspired me to record technical information in concise way on garden designing in the form of this book. The main purpose is to provide basic information on design, features, plants, maintenance and how to combine these in the form of gardens. The way these have been illustrated with examples, photographs and list of plants for each feature will certainly help all for finalizing various issues of garden developments. Students of ornamental horticulture and researchers will find s on historical aspects, principles and various styles of garden designing of the world supported with relevant reference for further studies. Amateur garden lovers and house owners who like to do designing, selection of plants for their own garden, will find the practical guidelines contained in the book most useful. Professionals, who are associated with designing and development of gardens, will find complete guidelines in the form of designs, features, plants and maintenance of specialized gardens to fulfill the requirements of various situations like factories, temples, avenues, airports, home etc. Those who like to get the garden development job thorough agencies / landscape contractors will find relevant information in the appendix. Even sources of supplies in different region have been provided for facilitating procurement of plant and sundries. By that way, the book will serve as a complete guide for those who are in need of technical information on garden development.


The Thriving Landscape Designer

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'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.


Healing Garden

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My second collection of poetry is inspired by my many walks around Gelligaer and Merthyr Common. It isn't just the beauty of the fantastic scenery and rugged landscape that I write about it is also the people I meet along the way.


Color Theory And Its Application In Art And Design

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This book provides an introduction to topics in color theory suitable for artists, designers, and others who may not possess a scientific or technical background. It presents factual information in a simple, yet technically sound manner. (All mathematical equations are confined to a notes section and are not necessary in order to understand the text.) One chapter presents an explanation of the CIE chromaticity diagram, together with demonstrations of some of its applications. Practical means are provided for the selection of complementary colors, for the conversion of color specifications from one system to another, for assigning color names, for predicting colors of mixtures of colored lights, and for appraising the influence of simultaneous contrast in some instances. In this second edition some passages have been updated and the discussions of some topics have been expanded (e.g. of metamerism, CIELUV and CIELAB color spaces, and OSA uniform color scales). New sections have been added on liquid crystals, metameric illumination, color rendering, various color standards, adaptation, memory color, afterimage complementary colors, simultaneous contrast, colored shadows, edge contrast, and assimilation.



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