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Public concern about the landscape, in particular its appearance, is increasing all the time. For those charged with managing, developing or conserving a wide range of landscapes it is a major task to take visual aspects into account. Elements of Visual Design in the Landsacpe presents a vocabulary of visual design, structured in a logical and easy to follow sequence. It is profusely illustrated using both abstract and real examples taken from a wide range of international locations together with cross referencing between related principles and case studies demonstrating how the principles can be applied in practice. The visual aspects of design have often been treated as 'cosmetic' and therefore not meriting attention or purely subjective and therefore open to personal preference. Few attempts have been made to explain how we see the landscape in any rational and structured way, and to demonstrate how visually creative design and management can be undertaken. This book aims to fill that gap.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415325189
ISBN-10: 0415325188
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 189mm x 13mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Spon Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Simon Bell

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.

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