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The chapter considers some of the confusions and difficulties that those undertaking research in landscape architecture have with the notion of theory. It argues that many of these problems arise as a consequence of the discipline's relationship to the three great empires of academia: the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the arts and humanities. After a survey of relevant theory from each of these domains, the chapter argues that researchers need to be able to engage with existing theory and to be prepared to find it anywhere.
Author(s): Thompson IH
Editor(s): Adri van den Brink; Deidrich Bruns, Hilde Tobi, Simon Bell
Publication type: Book Chapter
Publication status: Published
Book Title: Research in Landscape Architecture: Methods and Methodology
Print publication date: 24/11/2016
Acceptance date: 15/04/2016
Place Published: London, UK
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