Norman K. Booth

Plans on Design
Watershaping has changed dramatically through the past several years, and we all could probably come up with a hundred different reasons why. Here's the upshot:  Clients are no longer merely asking us to build pools, spas or other bodies of water.  Instead, they're asking us to create complete settings that include water.  And when you compare where we are now to where we were, say, seven years ago, it's as though everything is different. What the changes mean is that many of us have been or are being forced to seek out more sophisticated approaches to the design process.  I recently finished a book that provides amazing insight into exactly that process:  Basic Elements of Landscape Architectural Design by Norman K. Booth (Waveland Press, 1990).   The book was recommended to me by fellow landscape architect and watershaper