What makes a visually appealing landscape? How can the design and use of a landscape be harmonised? These are just some of the questions tackled in this refreshing approach to the subject, where the author explains a range of design principles. This new edition includes revised and updated text that will link to other areas of research and disciplines such as aesthetic philosophy and psychology. A third of the photographs have been replaced with new photographs showing better and more recent examples and also reflecting landscape in a wider range of countries.
Simon Bell is a Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK. He is a forester and landscape architect and has been responsible for design, design advice and training in landscape design for the forestry industry around the world.