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landscape architecture

Michael Allaby

in A Dictionary of Ecology

Fifth edition


Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191793158

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A branch of architectural studies which is particularly concerned with design in relation to the scenic environment, e.g. the use of appropriate tree species to blend with buildings or landscape morphology, the harmonious design of way-marking, shelters, etc. The subject also embraces the engineered modification of landscapes to provide appropriate settings or screening for buildings. The term is often used to include the design of gardens (i.e. synonymously with landscape gardening)....

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Subjects: Ecology and Conservation

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