Ecological Design and Planning / Edition 1by George F. Thompson
Pub. Date: 03/31/1997
" as we anticipate the world of the twenty-first century, landscape architecture is at a crossroads. If the discipline embraces ecological design and planning, then it has a leadership role in contemporary society throughout the world. If landscape architecture, however, turns inward and ignores its larger responsibility to the public good, then it will become… See more details below
" as we anticipate the world of the twenty-first century, landscape architecture is at a crossroads. If the discipline embraces ecological design and planning, then it has a leadership role in contemporary society throughout the world. If landscape architecture, however, turns inward and ignores its larger responsibility to the public good, then it will become marginalized and less relevant." George F. Thompson and Frederick R. Steiner The essays contained in this book are written by a cross section of the most respected teachers and practitioners of landscape design from around the globe. Ecological Design and Planning offers a unique opportunity to learn about the latest thinking and practices in the art and science of ecological landscape design from such leading lights as Michael Laurie, Carol Franklin, Laurie Olin, Elizabeth Meyer,Mark Johnson, and Ian McHarg. The common thread that runs through these essays is the authors’ conviction that the growing rift in landscape designecology vs. aestheticsis an artificial one. Each author expresses abiding concern for the ecological preservation and enhancement of the site, while demonstrating clearlywith both words and picturesthat the best designs are those that harmonize aesthetic form and ecological function. Ecological Design and Planning is a source of ideas and inspiration for landscape architects and planners, architects, and all those who understand the importance of designing with nature.
- Publication date:
- Center Books on Contemporary Landscape Design Series
- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 9.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.75(d)
Table of Contents
Landscape Ecological Planning (F. Ndubisi).
The Expanded Field of Landscape Architecture (E. Meyer).
Ecology and Landscape as Agents of Creativity (J. Corner).
Landscape Design and Nature (L. Olin).
Landscape Architecture and the Changing City (M. Laurie).
Ecology and the Urban Aesthetic (M. Johnson).
Bioregional Planning and Ecosystem Protection (C. Reiniger).
Signature-Based Landscape Design (J. Woodward).
Beyond Stewardship Toward Partnership (S. Schauman).
Fostering Living Landscapes (C. Franklin).
Images of an Ideal Landscape and the Consequences for Design and Planning (M. Vroom).
Ecology and Design (I. McHarg).
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