The Cultured Landscape / Edition 1

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Overview

This book poses important philosophical questions about the aims, values and purposes of landscape architecture. The editors, highly regarded in their field, have drawn together a distinguished team of writers who provide unique individual perspectives on contemporary themes from a wide base of knowledge. Altogether, this key international study raises awareness of the landscape and encourages innovative ways of thinking about quality in design.

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'An ideal starting point for an understanding of the contemporary debates about the role which public landscapes now play in people's lives ... the photographs are very helpful, and give a flavour of contemporary design and masterplanning issues.' –Green Places
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780419250401
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Pt. 1 The theoretical, cultural and philosophical implications of landscape
1 Landscape as a way of knowing the world 3
2 Music-makers and the dreamers of dreams 25
Pt. 2 The design context
3 Making places different 57
4 Designer, client and user 81
Pt. 3 The benefits of the process and its place in the wider environmental agenda
5 Who benefits from landscape architecture? 95
6 The environmental agenda : a personal view 125
Pt. 4 The search for a creative way forward
7 The future : landscape design in the 21st century 149
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