Elements of Visual Design in the Landscape

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Taylor & Francis, 2004 - Art - 196 pages
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"What makes a visually appealing landscape? How can the design and use of a landscape be harmonized? These are just some of the questions tackled in this refreshing approach to the subject. In Elements of Visual Design in the Landscape the author explains a range of design principles. The book is profusely illustrated using both abstract and real examples taken from a wide range of international locations, together with cross references between related principles and case studies, demonstrating how principles can be applied to visually creative design and management. A unique feature of this book is the author's presentation of a vocabulary of visual design, structured in a logical and easy to follow sequence, which makes the book highly accessible even to non-designers who increasingly need to know about visual design in their work. There is also a glossary for the terms that may be unfamiliar to those coming into design for the first time. Given the broad range of the book it will be an important guide for students on landscape, architecture, planning and design courses, and professionals will also find it an ideal source of ideas and applications. This new edition includes revised and updated text that will link to other areas of research and disciplines such as aesthetic philosophy and psychology. A third of the photographs have been replaced with new photographs showing better and more recent examples and also reflecting landscape in a wider range of countries." --BOOK JACKET.

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Simon Bell is a Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK. He is a forester and landscape architect and has been responsible for design, design advice and training in landscape design for the forestry industry around the world.

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