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Form and Fabric in Landscape Architecture by Catherine Dee is a visual study of various landscape design concepts. A wide variety of different techniques are explored using black and white sketches along with short descriptions of their application in the overall landscape.

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I give this book 6 out of 10 acorns

This book was recommended by a designer who came to speak during a PDC I attended at Paul's place. The information presented in the book is good, and there's really quite a bit covered as far as different techniques used to create visual interest in the landscape.

The reason this book didn't get a better rating from me is that the presentation of the material really leaves a lot to be desired in my opinion. The illustrations used throughout the book are all rough pencil sketches that are universally blurry and often very busy. I would have liked this book much better if it included crisper sketches or better yet proper illustrations and photographic examples of the subject matter.
 
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