The Didactic Landscape

Chance, Helena and Rajguru, Megha (2019) The Didactic Landscape. Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes Special Issue. ISSN 1460-1176

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This special issue journal brings together, for the first time, articles that study the didactic landscape as an artefact from broad spatial perspectives with a particular emphasis on the nineteenth century to the present. The collection originated with a group of design historians who have a common interest in exploring meaning in the design of institutional landscapes. The essays examine how the parks or gardens of institutions express and reinforce their function and agendas. By its very definition, an institution has power over the spaces it inhabits and expresses distinct messages to the users of those spaces – it is a didactic space. The six articles define and explore a typology of institutional gardens and designed landscapes, conceived and designed with agendas, explicit or implicit, to advise, educate, or moralise.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Landscape, History, Gardens,
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2019 14:39
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2020 03:00

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