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Theories of Landscape Design


To quote Garrett Eckbo, "Practice is knowing how to do something; theory is knowing why." Another way to put it is: A theory is a scheme of ideas that explains practice: It serves as the link between the practice of landscape design and the world beyond. Landscape design continually reinterprets the relationship of humans to their environments in spatial and visual terms, but what should that relationship be? Where do landscape forms come from and what sorts of meaning do they embody? What are the design implications of changing values, social needs, and attitudes toward nature? How can these concerns be synthesized in landscape design? Students will explore these issues through illustrated lectures, student presentations, and class discussions of the readings.

Credits 1.5 Credits
Prerequisites * None.
Co-Requisites None.


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