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Landscape Urbanism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Introduction Landscape urbanism is an emergent discourse adopting landscape as a reference point to observe the city and urban life. It attempts to think beyond the binary manifestation of man-nature and architecture-landscape and employs...

Space, Spatiality

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Western philosophy and science since the Greeks developed the notion of space as something abstract, empty, measurable, and neutral. This was integral to the development of mathematics, physics, cartography, and much more. Alongside...

Prospect Refuge Theory

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The concept of refuge is embedded in our evolutionary mind-sets. Places of refuge are as important as places of prospect and often work together usually at an interface. The refuge concept provides opportunities for prospect viewing as well...

Jencks, Charles (1939–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Charles Jencks is an American architectural historian, theorist, and landscape designer, best known for his writing on postmodern architecture. He completed his PhD at University College London in 1970, under the supervision of Reyner...

Prospect Theory

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The combination of being able to see without being seen is the basis of the idea of prospect theory. It manifests itself in people’s preference for sides rather than centers, covered spaces within reason, and open spaces with views, all...

Landscape Architecture

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Landscape architecture primarily involves the judicious yet aesthetic designing of outdoor areas, which includes private gardens, public parks, sites for campuses or residential or commercial estates, and riverfronts or lakefronts....

Savannah Preference

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Also referred to as the “savanna hypothesis,” the Savannah Preference is a tendency for people to unconsciously prefer habitats with features characteristic of tropical African savanna landscapes (depth, openness, uniform grassy coverings...

Urban Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Since its inception, the definition of urban design has varied as priorities have changed. In the 1950s, Clarence Stein, an architect and an urban planner, defined urban design as the art of relating structures of human settlements to one...
...Redefining Perception The main premise of this chapter is that a radical redefinition of the relationship between the senses and intelligence is way, way overdue. Written from the perspective of an experienced teacher...

Spatial Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Spatial design is the design of the spatial environment that is concerned with how space intersects with people as interactive beings in different kinds of environments. Spatial design explores human interaction with spatial environments...