Ecology, Community and Delight: An Inquiry into Values in Landscape Architecture

Ecology, Community and Delight: An Inquiry into Values in Landscape Architecture

by Ian Thompson
     
 

This book examines the three principal value systems which influence landscape architectural practice: the aesthetic, the social and the environmental, and seeks to discover the role that the profession should be playing now and for the future. The book integrates an investigation of historical sources with contemporary research into the beliefs and values of

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Overview

This book examines the three principal value systems which influence landscape architectural practice: the aesthetic, the social and the environmental, and seeks to discover the role that the profession should be playing now and for the future. The book integrates an investigation of historical sources with contemporary research into the beliefs and values of practitioners. The book raises questions such as: should landscape architecture aspire to the status of an art form? What is the relationship between aesthetics and ecology? Does landscape architecture have a social mission?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780419251507
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/31/2000
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Natural Aesthetics. In Practice: Improving the View? Landscape Architecture as an Artform. In Practice but is it Art? The Social Value of Landscape Architecture. In Practice: Social Workers in Green Wellies? Environmental Ethics. In Practice: Saving the Planet? Tri-valent Design. Appendix: Practitioner Profiles.

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