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Author Bell, Simon, 1957 May 24-

Title Landscape : pattern, perception and process / Simon Bell.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  712.2 BELL    AVAILABLE
 UniM Archit  712.2 BELL    DUE 12-08-19
Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description ix, 348 p. : ill. (mostly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 334-339) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: The View from Scarth Nick -- The Importance of Patterns -- The Relevance of Pattern Analysis -- The Origins of this Book -- ch. One 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 -- Summary and Conclusions -- ch. Two The Perception of Patterns -- Introduction -- 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 -- Summary and Conclusions -- ch. Three The Aesthetics of the Landscape -- Introduction -- The Nature of Aesthetics -- Environment and Landscape -- What Is an Aesthetic Experience? -- Pleasure as a Part of the Aesthetic Experience -- Beauty and the Sublime --
Contents note continued: 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 -- Summary and Conclusions -- ch. Four Design With Landscapes -- Introduction -- The Place of Landscape Design and Designers -- Design Methods and Practice -- Creativity as Part of the Design Process -- Summary and Conclusions -- ch. Five Climate Patterns and Processes -- Introduction -- 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 -- Summary and Conclusions -- ch. Six Landform Patterns and Processes -- Introduction --
Contents note continued: 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 -- Summary and Conclusions -- ch. Seven Ecosystem Patterns and Processes -- Introduction -- 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 -- Summary and Conclusions -- ch. Eight Cultural Patterns and Processes -- Introduction -- 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 --
Contents note continued: Planning and Designing with Cultural Patterns and Processes -- Modelling Urban Development -- Summary and Conclusions -- ch. Nine Reclaiming the Landscape -- Introduction -- 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? -- Conclusions.
Subject Ecological landscape design.
Landscape assessment.
Regional planning -- Environmental aspects.
ISBN 9780415608367 (hb : alk. paper)
9780415608374 (pb : alk. paper)