Landscape Architecture

Branch of architecture that deals with the design of the scenic environment, including the development and planting of all types of planned outdoor green spaces, often with accompanying structures and roadways, with the aim of creating a natural setting for human structures and settlements.

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Go Historic ID
14590
Names
landscape architecture
architecture, landscape
design, landscape
landscape design
landschapsarchitectuur Dutch
arquitectura paisajística Spanish
arquitectura del paisaje Spanish
paisajismo Spanish

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Branch of architecture that deals with the design of the scenic environment, including the development and planting of all types of planned outdoor green spaces, often with accompanying structures and roadways, outdoor public areas, landmarks, and structures with the aim of creating a natural setting for human structures and settlements. For the planning discipline concerned with the physical environment and any and all human involvement with it, with the objective of assuring proper habitat for people, animals, and plants and the resources on which they depend, use "environmental design." For the development and decorative planting of gardens and grounds in particular, use "landscape gardening."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300054157. The J. Paul Getty Trust.