Ecology, Community and Delight: An Inquiry into Values in Landscape Architecture

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Taylor & Francis, Mar 9, 2004 - Architecture - 216 pages
This book examines the three principal value systems which influence landscape architectural practice: the aesthetic, the social and the environmental, and seeks to discover the role that the profession should be playing now and for the future. The book integrates an investigation of historical sources with contemporary research into the beliefs and values of practitioners. The book raises questions such as: should landscape architecture aspire to the status of an art form? What is the relationship between aesthetics and ecology? Does landscape architecture have a social mission?

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Ian Thompson graduated from the Universities of Durham and Indiana . He has held lecturing posts in the universities of Leeds, Southampton and Miami University Ohio before being appointed to the Chair of Geography at Glasgow University in 1976. He is now a Professor at the University of Glasgow, and a leading expert on Jules Verne. was made an Honorary Life Fellow of La Societe de Geographie (Paris) in 2003 and promoted to the rank of Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques by the French Government in 2005. He was for many years President of the Alliance Francaise de Glasgow.

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