The Landscape Guide

Articles on landscape architecture theory

The Concise Oxford Dictionary (7th edn) defines a theory as a 'supposition or system of ideas explaining something'. In the case of landscape architecture, the topics in need of explanation include the following practical, philosophical, scientific and technical issues:

  • The aims and objectives of landscape architecture
  • The origins of landscape architecture as a professional activity
  • The fields of art, science and technology which have most relevance to the practice of landscape architecture
  • The design methods which are, and have been, used by landscape architects

Aspects of these questions are considered in the notes and articles listed below:-