Engaging landscapes with words : the use of language as a design tool in landscape architecture and architecture education

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dc.contributor.advisor Vernon, Noel Dorsey en_US
dc.contributor.author Hildner, Ann E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:35:49Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:35:49Z
dc.date.created 1991 en_US
dc.date.issued 1991
dc.identifier LD2489.Z75 1991 .H55 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/184262
dc.description.abstract The objective of the above project is to present a tool that can be used by educators in landscape architecture and architecture to affect how students, as designers, gather and manipulate poetic and descriptive material used in designing landscapes and places. The design tool, a set of skill sheets, each of which uses language, literature, and metaphorical thinking as primary components, is designed to exercise a way of seeing and thinking about landscapes that provides access to potential design material. The ultimate intended effect of the use of this tool is to enhance the descriptive significance of student work. Within the context of this project, descriptive significance is defined as work that is 1) original, i.e., an expression of individual insight as a result of the process of engaging one's critical faculties of observation, perception, thought, and imagination; 2) context-related, i.e., related to the specifics of place including thenatural, physical/environmental, cultural, and historic context; 3) environmentally sound, i.e., respecting sensitive natural and environmental interrelationships; 4) wellcrafted i.e., attentive to the inherent. qualities of the design materials used; and work that 5) contributes to an understanding of the specifics of place, i.e., reveals something significant about a particular landscape or place.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Landscape Architecture
dc.format.extent iv, 114 leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Landscape architecture -- Study and teaching (Higher) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Landscape architecture -- Specifications. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Landscape architecture -- Designs and plans. en_US
dc.title Engaging landscapes with words : the use of language as a design tool in landscape architecture and architecture education en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.L.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/845971 en_US

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