Form and Fabric in Landscape Architecture: A Visual Introduction

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Overview

Form and Fabric in Landscape Architecture provides an original, visual approach to the study of landscape architecture by creating a spatial morphology based on use and experience of landscapes. It explores aesthetic, spatial and experiential concepts by providing a structure through which landscapes can be understood and conceived in design. 'Fabric' is the integrated structure of whole landscapes, while 'form' refers to the components that make up this fabric. Together form and fabric create a morphology of landscape useful for the development of visual-spatial design thinking and awareness. This book is intended as both an introduction to the discipline for students of landscape architecture, architecture and planning, and a source of continuing interest for more experienced environmental designers.

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In an introduction to the discipline of landscape architecture and a source of information for experienced designers, Dee (landscape design, U. of Sheffield, Britain) promotes the development of a three-dimensional design sensibility by exploring and defining the physical form of landscape as material for design. She covers landscape fabric, spaces, paths, edges, foci, thresholds, and the close-up or immediate scale of experiencing landscape. The book can be read through as a narrative or dipped into for ideas about specific features. It is not indexed. Distributed in the US by Taylor and Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415246385
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,356,594
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Catherine Dee is Senior Lecturer in Landscape Design, Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield, UK.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Landscape fabric 5
Contexts for the design of landscapes 6
Models of design and qualities of place 13
The integrated design of places 21
2 Spaces 32
Topographic spaces 54
Vegetation spaces 62
Built spaces 69
Water spaces 76
3 Paths 81
Topographic paths 93
Vegetation paths 99
Built paths 105
Water paths 111
4 Edges 115
Topographic edges 128
Vegetation edges 132
Built edges 136
Water's edge 139
5 Foci 144
Topographic foci 154
Vegetation foci 158
Built foci 161
Water foci 166
6 Thresholds 169
Topographic thresholds 176
Vegetation thresholds 179
Built thresholds 182
Water thresholds 185
7 Detail 188
Earth and rock detail 197
Vegetation detail 200
Built detail 204
Water detail 207
Bibliography 211
Further reading 211
Sources for illustrations 212
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