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Landscape : pattern, perception and process
Simon Bell.
Design Library Call Number
  Stacks SB472.45 .B46 2012 (Browse Shelf) Available
  • ISBN: 9780415608367 (hb : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0415608368 (hb : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780415608374 (pb : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0415608376 (pb : alk. paper)
  • OCLC Number: 748334310
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 334-339) and index.
Table of Contents

The view from Scarth Nick -- The importance of patterns -- The relevance of pattern analysis -- 1. What are patterns? Patterns are all around us -- What are patterns? -- Towards an understanding of patterns in an uncertain world -- Geometric principles -- Review of pattern analysis methods -- Mosaic landscapes -- The patterns of chaos -- Patterns created by people -- 2. The perception of patterns. The senses and their use in perception -- Light as the medium of visual perception -- The physiology of visual perception -- The psychology of visual perception -- Processes of pattern recognition -- 3. The aesthetics of the landscape. The nature of aesthetics -- Environment and landscape -- What is an aesthetic experience? -- Pleasure as a part of the aesthetic experience -- Beauty and the sublime --The Aesthetic theory of Alfred North Whitehead -- Ecology and aesthetics -- Environmentalism and aesthetics -- The individual versus universal appreciation -- Aesthetics: integration of perception and knowledge -- Characteristics and qualities in the landscape -- The aesthetics of engagement -- The rediscovered sublime -- 4. Design with landscapes. The place of landscape design and designers -- Design methods and practice -- Creativity as part of the design process -- 5. Climate patterns and processes -- The spatial patterns of climate -- The temporal patterns of climate since the last ice age -- Climate changes and human history -- The main climatic processes -- Linking climate to geological, ecological and cultural patterns and processes -- 6. Landform patterns and processes. The structure of the earth's crust -- Vulcanism -- Mountain building -- Moulding the land -- Relevance of landform patterns -- Analysing landform patterns -- Analysing hydrological patterns -- Design of landforms -- 7. Ecosystem patterns and processes. Landform effects on ecosystem patterns and processes -- Vegetation patterns: structure and dynamics -- Natural disturbance in the landscape -- Analysing ecological patterns -- landscape ecological analysis -- Designing ecosystems -- Modelling dynamic ecosystems -- 8. Cultural patterns and processes. Early cultural landscapes: hunter-gatherers -- Pastoral landscapes -- Early cultivated landscapes -- The pattern of agricultural development -- Planned landscapes -- Settlement patterns -- Towns and cities -- Conclusions to the study of human patterns -- Analysing cultural patterns -- Planning and designing with cultural patterns and processes -- Modelling urban development -- 9. Reclaiming the landscape. How can current political and legislative initiatives for protecting the environment be translated into more effective action using limited resources? -- How can relationships between communities and landscapes be revitalized and how can people in these communities become more involved in developing their own sustainable solutions to the problems they face? -- How can scientific and professional landscape and environmental disciplines be better integrated so that truly holistic, sustainable solutions are achieved? -- Where should the understanding of pattern and process-based planning and design be applied?