Providing a fresh approach to the theory of design, Landscape: Pattern, Perception and Process synthesizes planning, design and ecology and shows a new view of where design can develop. The book brings together the work and subject areas of a range of disciplines including psychologists, philosophers, geologists, ecologists, cultural geographers, foresters, urban planners and landscape architects and synthesizes all these together. Since many landscape and environmental problems require multi-disciplinary approaches for their solution, this book demonstrates how the best integration can be achieved. Highly illustrated, it contains examples from North America, Canada, Europe and Australasia. Glossary, references and further reading provide the reader with guidance and back-up resources.
Table of Contents
Introduction. What are Patterns? The Perception of Patterns. The Aesthetics of the Landscape. Design for Landscape. Patterns of Landform Generation. Ecosystem Patterns and Processes. Human Settlement Patterns. Reclaiming the Landscape. Reference and Further Reading. Ecosystem Patterns and Processes. Human Settlement Patterns. The Perception of Patterns. The Aesthetics of Landscape. Analysis of Landscape Patterns. Reclaiming the Landscape. References.