Designs on the Landscape: Everyday Landscapes, Values, and Practice

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ROY ALAN PREECE, 1991 - Architecture du paysage - 283 pages
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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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Contents

Ecocentric symbolism in landscape design
16
formality in design
32
ideas about nature and design
46
Visual containment and the conservation of visual quality
71
defending the scenery
100
the importance of awareness
123
the symbolism of surface treatments
162
the basis of design
190
Common sense about the local climate
209
Maintaining the stock of amenity trees
223
Tree conservation and new development
248
Future landscapes
263
Index
279
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