Digital presentation plan: still the foundation of landscape design representation?

Zeunert, Joshua 2015, Digital presentation plan: still the foundation of landscape design representation?. In Amoroso, Nadia (ed), Representing landscapes: digital, Routledge, Abingdon, Eng., pp.71-82.

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Title Digital presentation plan: still the foundation of landscape design representation?
Author(s) Zeunert, Joshua
Title of book Representing landscapes: digital
Editor(s) Amoroso, Nadia
Publication date 2015
Chapter number 6
Total chapters 22
Start page 71
End page 82
Total pages 12
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication Abingdon, Eng.
Keyword(s) architecture
Landscape design
Digital representation
Orthographic plan
Summary The parameters of the orthographic plan drawing largely compel the observer to view the plan image from a single vantage point and in a single instant. the plan drawing places the viewer at a fixed distance—looking from above—at an abstract flattening of a curved surface area of the earth. Landscape architects, who often deal with expansive scales, appreciate how the view from above enables survey and understanding of space of large (or small) tracts of the landscape. The view enabled by the plan, in this case, of a landscape design, allows inscribing and printing on to 2D flat surfaces (computer screens and paper). This process facilitates the sizing and scaling of elements. Plans allow for measurement without distortion of scale afforded by cartographic and drawing techniques that skew space and perspective. Thus the strength of the plan drawing is enabling construction. Its merit as an imaginative, exploratory medium, however, is less convincing.
ISBN 1317553233
Language eng
Field of Research 120107 Landscape Architecture
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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