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Construction for Landscape Architecture by Jamie Liversedge, Robert Holden

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Metals

The main metals that the landscape designer is likely to meet include both "old" (e.g. bronze, iron, and lead) and "newer" metals (such as stainless steel or aluminum). The decision whether or not to use a particular metal may be based on economics, function, conservation, or context—or, simply, on fashion. A conservation-based design may necessitate the use of lead or cast iron; in the field of contemporary design on the other hand, Corten steel and stainless steel have been particularly fashionable in the past decade. A seaside garden would suggest the use of aluminum or stainless steel. The American landscape architect Garret Eckbo once designed an aluminum show garden in the 1950s, while fellow American Peter Walker is known for his ...

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