Landscape design history & theory: landscape architecture and garden design origins

Landscape design history & theory: landscape architecture and garden design origins

English | 13 Feb. 2014 | ASIN: B00IG2VJRW | 47 Pages | AZW3 | 212.4 KB


This introduction to the history, theory and practice of garden design and landscape architecture was written as a guide for students, a refresher for designers and a guide for those who are thinking about jobs and careers. It contains 15,000 words and an extensive set of links to websites, online books and videos with more information on the people, projects and ideas mentioned in the text. The length is similar to a chapter of a printed book (14,200 words). Tom Turner is a landscape architect, a garden historian and the author of printed books on these subjects (also available from Amazon).
Contents
1. Definitions
2. The goal of landscape architecture
3. The three objectives of landscape architecture
4. Techniques for designing space
5. Origins of the term 'landscape architecture'
6. Theory of landscape architecture and garden design
7. The 'imitation' of 'nature'
7.1 Eastern philosophy
7.2 Western philosophy
8. Histories of landscape architecture
8.1 Norman T Newton
8.2 Geoffrey and Susan Jellicoe
8.3 Tom Turner
10. Lists of Tens
10.1 Garden and landscape theories
10.2 Stages in the development of landscape architecture
10.3 Literary works which have influenced gardens and landscapes
10.4 Owner-designers
10.5 Historical designers
10.6 Living designers (2014)
10.7 Modern landscape architecture projects
10.8 Histories of garden and landscape design
10.9 The Tenets of Landscape Urbanism
10.10 Ten design principles
APPENDIX 1 Further information
APPENDIX 2 Official definitions of landscape architecture
A2.1 Dictionary and encyclopaedia definitions of landscape architecture:
A2.2 Definitions from international organisations
A2.2.2 ILO/ ISCO definition of landscape architecture
A2.3 Professional institute definitions
A2.3.1 American Society of Landscape Architects ASLA definition
A2.3.2 Chinese Society of Landscape Architects CHSLA definition
A2.3.3 UK Landscape Institute LI definition
APPENDIX 3 Note on related eBooks

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