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Aesthetic, social and ecological values in landscape architecture: A discourse analysis

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a qualitative investigation into the ethical and aesthetic values held by late- and mid-career landscape architects in the UK. It identifies the dominant discourses within three value areas, the aesthetic, the social and the environmental. Within the web of value discourses, some are clearly conflicting, while others are compatible ormutually supporting. The most prevalent values are those associated with 'technocentric accommodation'. A 'trivalent' approach to design is advocated which combiens values from the three main areas.


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Author(s): Thompson I

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Ethics, Place and Environment

Year: 2000

Volume: 3

Issue: 3

Pages: 269-287

Print publication date: 01/01/2000

ISSN (print): 1366-879X

ISSN (electronic): 1469-6703

Publisher: Routledge

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/713665903

DOI: 10.1080/713665903


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