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Construction for Landscape Architecture by Jamie Liversedge, Robert Holden

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The protection and finishing of a component is required in order to preserve it, but also to decorate it—for instance, to add color or pattern. There is a long tradition of painting lumber to give a marble or stone effect. Protection can include coating a metal in order to prevent rust, or painting lumber to protect it from weathering or rot. Paint can also modify the functionality of a material, by changing its light-reflection properties or its heat absorbance. Dark colors will absorb heat and light ones will reflect it; for instance, dark-colored surfaces facing south or southwest can be up to 86°F hotter in the sun than light-colored ones.1 Greek temples are thought of as being bright, white marble structures, but in ancient times they were ...

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