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Reprint of the popular workbook

Loidl, Hans / Bernard, Stefan

Open(ing) Spaces

Design as Landscape Architecture


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    Publication Date:
    January 2014
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    • A comprehensive introduction to creative landscape design
    • Adequate presentation in sketches by the authors
    • An attractive tool for ideas

    Aims and Scope

    “What does the landscape architect actually do as a design?” The authors investigate this seemingly simple question. What resources are available for designing open spaces? What part is played by conditions deriving from nature? How are locations and spaces created in the open air, how are paths routed and boundaries set, how are hard and soft materials used? Drawing on practical and theoretical experience, this introduction, often used as a textbook, reveals the central components of design and the intellectual paths followed in the design process.
    “The book is not so much for reading but for doing. It plays with shapes, imagining how people feel in these shapes and seeing how shapes create a different experience of landscape. Vegetation can make the relief of a hill clearer, less clear, indistinct or hidden. The authors show this by sketches illustrating the text … As an example of the way Loidl and Bernard set their readers thinking for themselves, I quote what they regard as good design: ‘The paradox of a good design solution: more uniformity needs more variety.’Food for thought. Or read Open(ing) Spaces.” (Martin Woestenburg in 'scape, 2006)

    Supplementary Information


    23 x 23 cm
    192 pages
    300 Fig.
    Type of Publication:
    Specialist Text

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