Settings and Stray Paths 1998
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The work submitted to the Designed Landscape Forum spanned a broad range of types and tread along rather stray, if well-trodden, paths. More a parallel than a direct result, landscape design as an aesthetic project closely allied with advanced ideas in painting and sculpture fell into disrepute in the years following the social upheavals of the late 1960s. In landscape architecture, the real threat to the planet as a whole and the “discovery” of ecology as a medicating procedure turned the profession from its principal historical course: creating exterior settings of vegetal and inert material that understood natural conditions and patterns of human use. The broadening of the landscape vision, however, witnessed a diminution in the design’s strength as perceivable space and form. A landscape architect can act like an artist, and an artist can assume the manner of a designer—categorizations depend on the approach and the project.