Designs on the Landscape: Everyday Landscapes, Values, and Practice
This textbook explains the principles of landscape design for landscape architects and environmental managers, blending the theory of landscape aesthetics with the practice of good architectural design. It recognizes that visual and cultural aspects are intimately related to technical and functional matters and accordingly sets out to treat these as parts of the whole. It articulates a concern over insidious and incremental changes occurring in the visual environment through both development and management processes and advocates more thought about details as well as strategy.
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Ecocentric symbolism in landscape design
formality in design
ideas about nature and design
Visual containment and the conservation of visual quality
defending the scenery
the importance of awareness
the symbolism of surface treatments
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