Landscape Architecture is one of the major specializations in the architectural field. It is concerned with the design of outdoor space and public areas. Whether an architecture student selects Landscape architecture as their major field of study or not, it does not change the fact that they should be well informed, at least with the basics. After all, mastering landscape architecture makes an architect capable of creating a complete and well-integrated design project on the inside and outside.So, here is a list of landscape architecture books and references available for free download. Check them out and expand your architectural knowledge.

Landscape Architecture Books 

1. Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture


2.Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture


3.European Landscape Architecture: Best Practice in Detailing


4.Landscape Architecture: A Guide for Clients


5.Lectures on Landscape by John Ruskin


6.Residential Landscape Architecture by N. Booth and J. Hiss


7.The Architecture and Landscape Gardening of the Exposition


8.Sustainable Landscape Design in Arid Climates


9.Royal Palaces and Parks of France by M. F. Mansfield


10.Garden Design and Architects’ Gardens by W. Robinson


11.Design for Outdoor Recreation by Simon Bell


12. Planning and Designing Your Home Landscape


13.An introduction to the study of landscape design


Landscape Architecture Tutorials

Also, here are some tutorials that can be helpful with rendering and presentation of landscape projects.

1.Add grass using Photoshop – By Alex Hogrefe

2.Present AutoCAD landscape drawings using Photoshop – By Site Design Tool

3.Add People to Rendered Landscape Images on Photoshop – By ARQUI9 Visualisation

4.Add Realistic Shadow to your Renderings – By Justin Odisho

5.Add realistic cut-out trees to your drawings in Photoshop – By SOLID GRAPHICS

6.Watercolor a map via Photoshop – By Show It Better

7.Add large quantities of trees to masterplan fast – By Landscape Architects Network

8.Hand-sketch trees in elevation view – By Linescapes

9.Draw trees in plan – By TCLandscapeDesign

10.Draw Rocks and Boulders – By TCLandscapeDesign

How to label plants by Lisa Orgler

How to label plants - Lisa Orgler

Courtesy of Lisa Orgler



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