Landscape Architecture Theory : An Ecological Approach Hardback
For decades, landscape architecture was driven solely by artistic sensibilities.
But in these times of global change, the opportunity to reshape the World comes with a responsibility to consider how it can be resilient, fostering health and vitality for humans and nature.
Landscape Architecture Theory re-examines the fundamentals of the field, offering a new approach to landscape design.
Drawing on his extensive career in teaching and practice, Michael Murphy begins with an examination of influences on landscape architecture: social context, contemporary Mamas, and the practicalities of working as a professional landscape architect.
He then delves into systems and procedural theory, while making connections to ecosystem factors, human factors, utility, aesthetics, and the design process.
He concludes by showing how a strong theoretical understanding can be applied to practical, every-day decision making and design work to create more holistic, sustainable, and creative landscapes.Students will take away a foundational Understanding of the underpinnings of landscape architecture theory, as well as how it can be applied to heal-world designs; working professionals will find stimulating insights to infuse their projects with a greater sense of purpose.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 272 pages, 20 photographs, 40 illustrations
- Publisher: Island Press
- Publication Date: 01/03/2017
- Category: Environmentally-friendly architecture & design
- ISBN: 9781610917506
- Paperback / softback from £25.49