Form and Fabric in Landscape Architecture: A Visual Introduction

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Taylor & Francis, 2001 - Architecture - 214 pages
Form and Fabric in Landscape Architecture provides an original, visual approach to the study of landscape architecture by creating a spatial morphology based on use and experience of landscapes. It explores aesthetic, spatial and experiential concepts by providing a structure through which landscapes can be understood and conceived in design. 'Fabric' is the integrated structure of whole landscapes, while 'form' refers to the components that make up this fabric. Together form and fabric create a morphology of landscape useful for the development of visual-spatial design thinking and awareness. This book is intended as both an introduction to the discipline for students of landscape architecture, architecture and planning, and a source of continuing interest for more experienced environmental designers.
 

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Contents

lntroduction
1
Models of design and qualities of place
13
The integrated design of places
21
Definitions
33
Space enclosure
42
Proportion of spaces
49
Vegetation spaces
94
Moats water as enclosing element
112
Different users uses and modes of transport
118
Landings and staircases
178
Inlets and harbours
186
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Catherine Dee is Senior Lecturer in Landscape Design, Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield, UK.

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