To request this item, please log in.
You must have an NCSU Libraries or NCSU Unity account to request this item.
Your List provides temporary storage and will be cleared after an hour of inactivity.
You can print, email, text, export, or request items from your List.
Landscape : pattern, perception and process
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?