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

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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.

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Chapter number

6

Pagination

71-82

ISBN-13

9781317553236

ISBN-10

1317553233

Language

eng

Publication classification

B Book chapter, B1.1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2015, Routledge

Extent

22

Editor/Contributor(s)

Amoroso N

Publisher

Routledge

Place of publication

Abingdon, Eng.

Title of book

Representing landscapes: digital

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