BORN OUT OF a passionate desire to improve design quality and a

recognition that this can only happen through education, the main premise

of this book is that a radical redefinition of the relationship between

the senses and intelligence is long overdue. Written primarily from my

perspective as an experienced teacher and practitioner of landscape

architecture, the problems are not specific to this discipline alone, but are

equally relevant to architecture, urban design and other art and design

disciplines, as well as philosophy, aesthetics and education more generally.

Deliberately crisscrossing the carefully demarcated boundaries and borders

between philosophy, theory and practice, it aims to demonstrate the very

real practical consequences of philosophical ideas and the philosophical