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Reading Meaning in Designed Landscapes

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dc.contributor.advisor Paine, Cecelia
dc.contributor.author Brown, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-04T15:47:02Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-04T15:47:02Z
dc.date.copyright 2014-05
dc.date.created 2014-04-22
dc.date.issued 2014-05-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/8043
dc.description.abstract Landscape architects may use artistic expression to create landscapes intended to be not only functional, but meaningful. This thesis was an exploratory study into how different groups read designed landscapes. A literature review was used to trace how meaning has become a consideration in landscape architecture, and how professionals communicate through design choices. The Village of Yorkville Park in Toronto, Ontario was used to explore this topic because it was designed to convey meaning associated with the history and identity of the site. On-site interviews of park visitors and questionnaires with two groups of design students were used to examine ways that a landscape designed with intentional meaning is interpreted. The results revealed that motivation and knowledge of design intent influenced understanding of meaning. The findings presented heighten awareness of the legibility of landscape architects’ design decisions in the expression of intentional meaning, and identify areas for future research. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject landscape perception en_US
dc.subject meaning en_US
dc.subject visual literacy en_US
dc.subject design literacy en_US
dc.subject communication en_US
dc.title Reading Meaning in Designed Landscapes en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US
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