Ecological Design and Planning (Center Books on Contemporary Landscape Design)

Ecological Design and Planning (Center Books on Contemporary Landscape Design)

Author(s): George F. Thompson (Editor), Frederick R. Steiner (Editor)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471156140

ISBN-13: 978-0471156147

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Ecological Design and Planning (Wiley Series in Sustainable Design)

Paperback
Publication date: March 1997

Card catalog description
The common thread that runs through these essays is the authors’ conviction that the growing rift in landscape design – ecology vs. aesthetics – is an artificial one. Each author expresses abiding concern for the ecological preservation and enhancement of the site, while demonstrating clearly – with both words and pictures – that the best designs are those that harmonize aesthetic form and ecological function. Ecological Design and Planning is a source of ideas and inspiration for landscape architects and planners, architects, and all those who understand the importance of designing with nature.

The publisher, John Wiley & Sons:
This collection of essays on ecological landscape design and planning stresses the preservation and enhancement of the site’s ecological function. It discusses a central issue of the field–the incorporation of ecological principles into landscape design and planning. It addresses the growing rift in landscape design–ecology vs. aesthetics–is an artificial one. Each author expresses abiding concern for the ecological perservation and enhancement of the site, while demonstrating clearly–with both words and pictures–that the best designs are those that harmonize aesthetic form and ecological function.

Table of Contents
RETROSPECT

  • Landscape Ecological Planning (F Ndubisi)
  • The Expanded Field of Landscape Architecture (E Meyer)
  • Ecology and Landscape as Agents of Creativity (J Corner)
  • Landscape Design and Nature (L Olin)

PROSPECT

  • Landscape Architecture and the Changing City (M Laurie)
  • Ecology and the Urban Aesthetic (M Johnson)
  • Bioregional Planning and Ecosystem Protection (C Reiniger)
  • Signature-Based Landscape Design (J Woodward)

RESPECT

  • Beyond Stewardship Toward Partnership (SSchauman)
  • Fostering Living Landscapes (C Franklin)
  • Images of an Ideal Landscape and the Consequences for Design and Planning (M Vroom)
  • Ecology and Design (I McHarg)

Index.

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