A Philosophy of Landscape Construction: The Vision of Built Landscapes (Paperback)Bruce Ferguson (author)
A Philosophy of Landscape Construction outlines a philosophy of values in landscape construction, demonstrating how integral structures, such as pavements and walls, constitute a key element to how people interact with and inhabit the final design.
The book discusses how these structures enable, assist and care for people, negotiating between the dynamic processes of site ecosystems and the soil on which they are founded. They articulate spatial, functional, cultural and ecological meanings. Within this theoretical framework, designers will learn to recognize and insert a set of core values into the most technical design stages to reach their full potential.
By offering a new perspective on landscape construction, moving away from the exclusively technical characteristics, this book allows landscape architects to realise the ideal vision for their designs. It is abundantly illustrated with examples from which designers can learn both successes and failures and will be an essential companion to any study of built landscapes.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 317 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
"Bruce K. Ferguson's A Philosophy of Landscape Construction, coupl[es] technical considerations and details-decisions about materials, assemblies, sizes, etc.-with their real-world effects, the interactions they afford,
and the values that underpin them. Ferguson convincingly argues that construction design does not merely translate or implement the concepts, commitments, or intents identified during previous design phases, but rather
extends and refocuses the design process itself, unlocking new horizons of action and possibility."
Simone Ferracina, review in Landscape Research
Adding to Bruce K. Ferguson's array of publications in refereed periodicals and books is A Philosophy of Land>scape Construction, a qualitative "essay in the ways built landscapes interact with values" that will supplement university landscape architecture, architecture, and urban design students' technical textbooks and references, helping to advance young professionals' technical training.
Rob Kuper, review in Landscape Journal, Volume 41.
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