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Contemplative landscape and contemplative space are familiar terms in the areas of design, landscape architecture and architecture. Krinke and her highly regarded contributors set out to explore definitions, theories, and case studies of contemplative landscapes. The contributors, Marc Treib, John Beardsley, Michael Singer, Lance Neckar, Heinrich Hermann and Rebecca Krinke have spent their careers researching, critiquing, and making landscapes. Here they investigate the role of contemplative space in a post-modern world and examine the impact of nature and culture on the design or interpretation of contemplative landscapes.
The essays, drawn from both scholarship and personal experience explore the links between spaces designed to provide health benefits and contemplative space.
'An invaluable collection … [the] essays are invaluable tools for our entire profession engaged in designing any landscape.' - Dennis Winters, ASLA
Introduction: Contemplation, Landscapes of Contemplation, Contemporary1. Attending 2. On the Transcendent in Landscapes of Contemplation3. Map of Memory, an Interview 4. Contemplative Landscapes, Restorative Landscapes 5. Berlin: A Typology of Contemplation6. Filling a Void: Creating Contemporary Spaces for Contemplation