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Designing Living Landscapes: Cultural Landscapes as Landscape Architecture

Designing Living Landscapes: Cultural Landscapes as Landscape Architecture Designing Living Landscapes Cultural Landscapes as Landscape Architecture CULTURAL LANDSCAPES AS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE This special issue spotlights new scholarship about cultural landscape research and practice that documents the continued and vital role of this field in contemporary landscape architecture. The term “cultural landscape” was coined by cultural geographers in the 1920s and adopted by landscape architects in the 1980s, but the study and analysis of cultural landscapes have been key elements of design practice long before being formally named. Landscape architecture is rooted in creative responses to the cultural history and natural processes of the sites in which landscape design occurs. The authors contributing to this issue illuminate ways in which cultural landscape research has shaped landscape conservation and historic preservation efforts and been integrated into innovative and creative landscape design. These essays and case studies break down distinctions between landscape history and land conservation, between historic preservation and new design, and ultimately between culture and nature. Cultural landscape practice today offers essential theory and methods for understanding and representing landscapes as living places—the sites of historical and ongoing natural processes together with the cultural activities that have shaped terrain and ecosystems over time and into the present. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Landscape Journal: design, planning, and management of the land University of Wisconsin Press

Designing Living Landscapes: Cultural Landscapes as Landscape Architecture

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Designing Living Landscapes Cultural Landscapes as Landscape Architecture CULTURAL LANDSCAPES AS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE This special issue spotlights new scholarship about cultural landscape research and practice that documents the continued and vital role of this field in contemporary landscape architecture. The term “cultural landscape” was coined by cultural geographers in the 1920s and adopted by landscape architects in the 1980s, but the study and analysis of cultural landscapes have been key elements of design practice long before being formally named. Landscape architecture is rooted in creative responses to the cultural history and natural processes of the sites in which landscape design occurs. The authors contributing to this issue illuminate ways in which cultural landscape research has shaped landscape conservation and historic preservation efforts and been integrated into innovative and creative landscape design. These essays and case studies break down distinctions between landscape history and land conservation, between historic preservation and new design, and ultimately between culture and nature. Cultural landscape practice today offers essential theory and methods for understanding and representing landscapes as living places—the sites of historical and ongoing natural processes together with the cultural activities that have shaped terrain and ecosystems over time and into the present.

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Landscape Journal: design, planning, and management of the landUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Sep 13, 2016

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