Constructing Place: Mind and Matter
Psychology Press, 2003 - Architecture - 330 pages
This book is a cutting-edge study examining the attitudes to both nature and the built environment of the designer, the client and the society in which an intervention (be it architecture, landscape design or a piece of art) is made. The legacy of the Modernist view of nature and the environment is also addressed, and the degree to which such ideas continue to impinge on contemporary interventions is assessed. These topics are addressed through the methodologies of history, theory, philosophy and psychology. The book forges new collaborative ideas in an interdisciplinary way, including essays on architecture, planning, landscape and philosophy (particularly applied aesthetics). It has been written for and by both those in practice and academia across this range of fields, it is also useful for those interested in psychology and creativity, and those who are keen on issues about the value of engagement with the environment.
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