Ecology, Community and Delight: Sources of Values in Landscape Architecture

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Taylor & Francis, 2000 - Architecture - 201 pages
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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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Contents

What this book is about
1
DELIGHT
11
Natural aesthetics
13
In practice improving the view?
37
Landscape architecture as an artform
55
In practice but is it art?
73
COMMUNITY
91
The social value of landscape architecture
93
In practice social workers in green wellies?
111
ECOLOGY
135
Environmental ethics
137
In practice saving the planet?
162
Trivalent design
178
Appendix
191
Index
197
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Ian H. Thompson is a Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the University of Newcastle.

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