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Active Landscape Photography: Theoretical Groundwork for Landscape Architecture

Anne C Godfrey (State University of New York, USA)



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04 February 2020
Photography & photographs; Landscape art & architecture
Photographs play a hugely influential but largely unexamined role in the practice of landscape architecture and design. Through a diverse set of essays and case studies, this seminal text unpacks the complex relationship between landscape architecture and photography. It explores the influence of photographic seeing on the design process by presenting theoretical concepts from photography and cultural theory through the lens of landscape architecture practice to create a rigorous, open discussion.

Beautifully illustrated in full color throughout, with over 200 images, subjects covered include the diversity of everyday photographic practices for design decision making, the perception of landscape architecture through photography, transcending the objective and subjective with photography, and deploying multiplicity in photographic representation as a means to better represent the complexity of the discipline. Rather than solving problems and providing tidy solutions to the ubiquitous relationship between photography and landscape architecture, this book aims to invigorate a wider dialogue about photography's influence on how landscapes are understood, valued and designed. Active photographic practices are presented throughout for professionals, academics, students and researchers.
By:   Anne C Godfrey (State University of New York USA)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 189mm, 
Weight:   513g
ISBN:   9781138479067
ISBN 10:   1138479063
Pages:   182
Publication Date:   04 February 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Anne C. Godfrey's research examines the relationship between photography and landscape architecture. As a photographer and writer, she engages in multidisciplinary critical inquiries into landscape, representation and experience. She is an award-winning professor of landscape architecture in both teaching and research, supporting students' successes in international fellowships and design competitions. Godfrey is an assistant professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Reviews for Active Landscape Photography: Theoretical Groundwork for Landscape Architecture

'In the first volume in the series Active Landscape Photography Anne Godfrey expands the discourse on landscape visualization and representation by championing photography as a critical tool of inquiry and analysis in the environmental design process. She narrows the gap between theory and practice through tangible methodologies and inspiring case studies of how designers engage with the photographic medium.' - Chip Sullivan, ASLA, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, UC Berkeley, USA

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