Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Exploring landscape

I really want to explore the image of our landscape. What do we see? Why do we associate certain aesthetic connotations with what we see? Here is a quote from James Corner's essay, Eidetic Operations and New Landscapes. He is actually explaining another writer,

Thus, Mitchell identifies five families of image: the graphic (as in the picture), the optical (as in the mirror), the perceptual (as in cognitive sense), the mental (as in dreams, memories, and ideas), and the verbal (as in description and metaphor).

So what do we see? How do we see it?

That is where I would like to start with this and hopefully it will move on to other topics on Landscape Architecture.

Jord Llyonal Wilson