Exploring the Visual Landscape: Advances in Physiognomic Landscape Research in the Netherlands

Authors

Frank van der Hoeven
TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9308-0828
Steffen Nijhuis
TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6066-822X
Ron van Lammeren
Wageningen University
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5062-882X

Synopsis

Exploring the Visual Landscape is about the combination of landscape research and planning, visual perception and Geographic Information Science. It showcases possible ways of getting a grip on themes like: landscape openness, cluttering of the rural landscape, high-rise buildings in relation to cityscape, historic landscapes and motorway panoramas. It offers clues for visual landscape assessment of spaces in cities, parks and rural areas. In that respect, it extends the long tradition in the Netherlands on physiognomic landscape research and shows the state of the art at this moment.

Exploring the Visual Landscape offers important clues for theory, methodology and application in research and development of landscapes all over the world, from a specifically Dutch academic context. It provides a wide range of insights into the psychological background of landscape perception, the technical considerations of geomatics and methodology in landscape architecture, urban planning and design. Furthermore, there are some experiences worthwhile considering, which demonstrate how this research can be applied in the practice of landscape policy making.

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Published
July 13, 2017
Online ISSN
1879-8217
Print ISSN
1875-0192
License
Creative Commons License

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Details about this monograph

ISBN-13 (15)
9781607508328
Date of first publication (11)
2011-09-01
Physical Dimensions
168mm x 239mm