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Theory In Landscape Architecture

Author : Simon Swaffield
ISBN : 0812218213
Genre : Architecture
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Basic theoretical texts for landscape architects.
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Landscape Architecture Theory

Author : Michael Murphy
ISBN : 9781610917520
Genre : Architecture
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For decades, landscape architecture was driven solely by artistic sensibilities. But in these times of global change, the opportunity to reshape the world comes with a responsibility to consider how it can be resilient, fostering health and vitality for humans and nature. Landscape Architecture Theory re-examines the fundamentals of the field, offering a new approach to landscape design. Drawing on his extensive career in teaching and practice, Michael Murphy begins with an examination of influences on landscape architecture: social context, contemporary values, and the practicalities of working as a professional landscape architect. He then delves into systems and procedural theory, while making connections to ecosystem factors, human factors, utility, aesthetics, and the design process. He concludes by showing how a strong theoretical understanding can be applied to practical, every-day decision making and design work to create more holistic, sustainable, and creative landscapes. Students will take away a foundational understanding of the underpinnings of landscape architecture theory, as well as how it can be applied to real-world designs; working professionals will find stimulating insights to infuse their projects with a greater sense of purpose.
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Landscape Design Methods Illustrated

Author : Tom Turner
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CONTENTS: (1) Context-sensitive landscape architecture (2) Aims of landscape architecture (3) Theory in landscape architecture (4) Ten historic design theories (5) Modernist, Postmodern and Post-postmodern Art (6) Modern Design Theory, including Ecological Design and ESRI Geodesign (7) Postmodern Design Theory, including Deconstructionism and Landscape Urbanism (8) Post-postmodern Design Theory, including PAKILDA and Ecological Urbanism (9) On Values, including McHarg, Land Ethics and Environmental Ethics
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Landscape Architecture Theory

Author : Michael D. Murphy
ISBN : 9781478609759
Genre : Architecture
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Although we visualize the landscape as a place, it is best understood as a process. Landscape design thus becomes a tool for managing this process of change to create meaningful and compelling places. Landscape Architecture Theory provides an insightful introduction to the evolving body of knowledge that underpins the discipline and practice of landscape architecture. The authors treatment emphasizes the interrelation-ships between the biophysical and human dimensions of the environment and the theories and decision-making processes that issue from these relationships. Students and practitioners alike will appreciate how this comprehensive text integrates knowledge from a wide variety of disciplinesincluding earth science, ecological science, behavioral science, design process, and aestheticswith the theories that have been formulated to apply that knowledge to understanding and shaping the landscape. This understanding, it is hoped, will result in designs that improve both quality of life and quality of the environment.
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Landscape Theory In Design

Author : Susan Herrington
ISBN : 9781315470757
Genre : Architecture
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Phenomenology, Materiality, Cybernetics, Palimpsest, Cyborgs, Landscape Urbanism, Typology, Semiotics, Deconstruction - the minefield of theoretical ideas that students must navigate today can be utterly confusing, and how do these theories translate to the design studio? Landscape Theory in Design introduces theoretical ideas to students without the use of jargon or an assumption of extensive knowledge in other fields, and in doing so, links these ideas to the processes of design. In five thematic chapters Susan Herrington explains: the theoretic groundings of the theory of philosophy, why it matters to design, an example of the theory in a work of landscape architecture from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, debates surrounding the theory (particularly as they elaborate modern and postmodern thought) and primary readings that can be read as companions to her text. An extensive glossary of theoretical terms also adds a vital contribution to students’ comprehension of theories relevant to the design of landscapes and gardens. Covering the design of over 40 landscape architects, architects, and designers in 111 distinct projects from 20 different countries, Landscape Theory in Design is essential reading for any student of the landscape.
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Landscape Architecture Manifestos Constructivist Apocalyptic And Optimistic

Author : Tom Turner
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Landscape architects should be optimistic for the 21st century. With post-Modern and post-Postmodern design methods, we can attain a leading role in the environmental, design and planning professions. This short eBook began with an article for Landscape Architecture Magazine LAM. Bafflingly, it was rejected for being 'rather dated'. The editors obviously know more than we do about their readers' interests. So we regret the US landscape profession's lack of interest in design theory. Understood understood as 'a set of principles for undertaking a task', we believe that design theory lies, or should lie, at the heart of the landscape architecture profession. The Wikipedia article on post-Postmodernism (in 2015) notes that: In 1995, the landscape architect and urban planner Tom Turner issued a book-length call for a post-postmodern turn in urban planning. Turner criticizes the postmodern credo of “anything goes” and suggests that “the built environment professions are witnessing the gradual dawn of a post-Postmodernism that seeks to temper reason with faith.” The book was City as landscape and the design approach has developed since then and is now illustrated with examples from the authors of this eBook.

Environmentalism In Landscape Architecture

Author : Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture (22 : 2000 : Washington D.C.)
ISBN : 0884022781
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The papers presented in this volume range from proposals for new design approaches, historical analysis of the relationship between the practice of landscape architecture and environmentalism, to the theories of early practitioners of landscape architecture imbued by an environmentalist outlook. The issues above are addressed through topics as eclectic as the design of American zoos, the establishment of the Tennessee Valley Authority, road design and maintenance in Texas, and criticism of relationships between the words and works of select landscape architects. This volume provides a fresh approach to encounters between environmentalism and landscape architecture by reframing the issues through self-reflection instead of strategic debate.
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Gardens And The Picturesque

Author : John Dixon Hunt
ISBN : 0262581310
Genre : Architecture
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John Dixon Hunt is widely considered one of the foremost of today's writers on thehistory and theory of gardens and landscape architecture. Gardens and the Picturesque collects 11 ofHunt's essays - several of them never before published - that deal with the ways in which men andwomen have given meaning to gardens and landscapes, especially with the ways in which gardens haverepresented the world of nature "picturesquely."Ranging over subjects from the cult of thepicturesque to verbal-visual parallels within gardens, from allegorical imagery to landscapepainting, these essays brilliantly invoke Hunt's fascination with the idea of the garden both as amilieu - by which gardens become the most eloquent expressions of complex cultural ideas - and as asite of cultural translation, whereby one period shapes for its own purposes the ideas and formsinherited from its predecessors.From Castle Howard in Yorkshire to French impressionist gardens theessays deal with several crucial aspects of the picturesque controversy, how practical applicationsof the Picturesque taste affected people's treaty with and experience of landscape gardens and eventhe larger landscape - this last is tracked through the work of the great painter J. M. W. Turnerand his talented commentator, John Ruskin, as well as through the garden designs of Humphry Reptonand the lingering debts to the picturesque movement that haunt modernist theory. The book concludeswith a consideration of the utopian aspirations and views of the garden in different societies.JohnDixon Hunt is currently academic advisor to the Oak Spring Garden Library, Upperville, Virginia. Thefounding editor of both The Journal of Garden History and Word & Image, he has been a SeniorFellow and from 1988 to 1991 Director of Studies in Landscape Architecture at Harvard University'sDumbarton Oaks.
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The Innovative Use Of Materials In Architecture And Landscape Architecture

Author : Caren Yglesias
ISBN : 9780786470808
Genre : Art
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This book is about the materials used in the design of architecture, landscape architecture and the city. The fundamental properties and technical aspects are reviewed within a context of a material's history, the theories of its meaning and making, and its use. Information about the sustainability aspects of each material is included (as a critical necessity in construction). Innovative design comes from an understanding of materials for what they are, how they have been used in the past, and what they can do to support human activity. The author's intent is to provide essential information useful both to those studying materials and methods of construction for the first time and to seasoned professionals concerned with advancing their design at a time when the consumption of natural resources and the consequences of wasteful practices are of urgent concern.
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Recovering Landscape

Author : James Corner
ISBN : 1568981791
Genre : Architecture
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The past decade has been witness to a remarkable resurgence of interest in landscape. While this recovery invokes a return of past traditions and ideas, it also implies renewal, invention, and transformation. Recovering Landscape collects a number of essays that discuss why landscape is gaining increased attention today, and what new possibilities might emerge from this situation. Themes such as reclamation, urbanism, infrastructure, geometry, representation, and temporality are explored in discussions drawn from recent developments not only in the United States but also in the Netherlands, France, India, and Southeast Asia. The contributors to this collection, all leading figures in the field of landscape architecture, include Alan Balfour, Denis Cosgrove, Georges Descombes, Christophe Girot, Steen Hoyer, David Leatherbarrow, Bart Lootsma, Sebastien Marot, Anuradha Mathur, Marc Treib, and Alex Wall.
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