Drawing for Landscape

Drawing for Landscape Architecture

Sketch to Screen to Site

  1. Edward Hutchison
  • ISBN 9780500289549
  • 27.00 x 25.00 cm
  • Paperback
  • 240pp
  • Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
  • First published 2016

Now in paperback!

As hand-drawing returns to design courses around the world, this welcome publication celebrates the best aspects of traditional techniques while incorporating them into today’s digital design methods

Drawing for Landscape Architecture

The book reintroduces the importance of learning to ‘see by hand’, to visualize large-scale design schemes and explain them through drawing, before using the digital tools that are so crucial to efficient and cost-effective building solutions.

Combining traditional drawing techniques with those from CAD rendering, Drawing for Landscape Architecture guides practitioners from their very first impression of a site, through concept and schematic design and client presentation to construction and site drawings, concluding with two case studies that show the final result.

'While hundreds of Hutchison’s delightful sketches and finished drawings for large-scale projects are indeed centered in landscape architecture, the deep value of this text resides in his instructive method of transitioning from (largely) color pencil sketching to digital design. This method is applicable to every flavor of architecture and design, and only the most digitally addicted need refuse Hutchison’s inviting manual of how to design grandly, thinking initially with color pencil in hand.'Best Architecture Books of 2011, ArchNewsNow.com

Edward Hutchison is principal of a landscape design practice in London, whose work has won many awards. His drawings were featured in the exhibition Drawing Space at the Garden Museum, also in London.