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Is Landscape...? : Essays on the Identity of Landscape (Paperback)
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Is Landscape…? provides a compelling investigation into the multiple facets of landscape architecture to examine its position as a profession and discipline. With contributions from a host of international academics and professionals, this book addresses a range of topics including history and theory, ecology and planning, through to more challenging philosophical ways to define landscape architecture.
Rather than seeking a singular understanding, this books recognises that landscape architecture can be explored through terms used in other disciplines and professional fields to help establish an interdisciplinary knowledge of the subject. This book will provoke thought and will offer insightful contributions to the reader’s understanding of landscape architecture.
With inclusion of full colour images, this is an ideal introductory text for landscape architecture courses that will provide a springboard for seminar discussions.
Rather than promoting a singular way of understanding landscape, this book provides a compelling investigation into the multiple positions of landscape architecture.
The framing question ?is landscape??? creates a base from which scholars and professionals in landscape examine various definitions of the subject and delve into the multifaceted influences upon understanding and development of the discipline. Topics addressed range from common subjects - such as history and theory, ecology and planning ? to the more challenging philosophical questions of whether landscape is a profession or even a discipline.
This wide ranging book is an ideal introductory text for landscape architecture courses and a springboard for graduate discussions.