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Title: Expressivist landscape architecture : the development of a new conceptual framework for landscape architecture.
Author: Thwaites, Kevin.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3533 2054
Awarding Body: Leeds Metropolitan University
Current Institution: Leeds Beckett University
Date of Award: 1999
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Limitations in landscape architecture's intellectual underpinning potentially restrict its capability to make places which are conducive to human fulfilment. This is evident as an aesthetic and technical bias in landscape architecture which overlooks experiential dimensions crucial to the achievemenot f human fiflfilment. In responsea new conceptualf ramework is developed ftom the tenets of expressivism; a broad cultural movement with roots in eighteenth century Romanticism. Expressivist landscape architecture affirms a holistic concept of the human-envirorunenrte lationshipa s a philosophical core for landscapea rchitecturea nd includes a reconceptualisationo f landscapea s expressivel andscapep lace; an experientiale ntity defined in terms of an integration of human psychological and emotional functioning and physical space. Developing from Christopher Alexander's theoretical structures, expressivist landscape architecture is made operational by features which stress the primacy of human expressive activity, design as language and the experience of creative participation in the making of expressive landscape places.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Pattern language; Human-environment relations