What have cultural anthropologists, historical geographers, landscape ecologists and environmental artists got in common? Along with eight other disciplines, from domains as diverse as planning and design, the arts and humanities as well as the social and natural sciences, they are all fields of importance to the theory and practice of landscape architecture.
In the context of the EU funded LE:NOTRE Project, carried out under the auspices of ECLAS, the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools, international experts from a wide range of related fields were asked to reflect, each from their own perspective, on the interface between their discipline and landscape architecture. The resulting insights presented in this book represent an important contribution to the development the discipline of landscape architecture, as well as suggesting new ways in which future collaboration can help to create a greater interdisciplinary richness at a time when the awareness of the importance of the landscape is growing across a wide range of disciplines.
Exploring the Boundaries of Landscape Architecture is the first systematic attempt to explore the territory at the boundaries of landscape architecture. It addresses academics, professionals and students, not just from landscape architecture but also from its neighbouring discipline, all of whom will benefit from a better understanding their areas of shared interest and the chance to develop a common language with which to converse.
Foreword Diedrich Bruns, President of ECLAS Introduction Simon Bell, Ingrid Sarlöv Herlin and Richard Stiles Part 1. 1. Theoretical Landscapes Kari Jormakka, Vienna University of Technology, Austria 2. Trees: The Living Structure of the Landscape Gabor Schmidt, Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary 3. Space, Place and Perception Detlev Ipsen, University of Kassel, Germany 4. A Prospect of Time Graham Fairclough, English Heritage, UK Part 2. 5. Space, Place and Gaze Knut Åsdam, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway 6. Are Landscape Ecology/Architecture Synergistic? Bob Bunce, Alterra, Wageningen, the Netherlands 7. Past Meets Present Klaus Dieter Kleefeld and Winfried Schenk, Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelm University, Bonn, Germany 8. Trees Shaping Landscapes João Bento and Domingos Lopes, University of Alto Douro y Tras os Montes, Vila Real, Portugal Part 3. 9. Valuing the View Colin Price, Bangor University, UK 10. Space, Place, Site and Locality Robert Rotenberg, De Paul University, Chicago 11. Greening Planning Marco Venturi, University of Venezia, Italy 12. The Place of Landscape Stephen Daniels, University of Nottingham, UK Part 4. Conclusions 13. Reflections and Conclusions Maggie Roe, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK