Landscape Aesthetics,Models And History
Seyed Mahmood Moeini*, Bahareh Shavandi
ABSTRACT: In the past decade or so architects have been arguing for more performative , practice-oriented and non-representational accounts of the ways in which people encounter, move through and inhabit landscapes, spaces and places. In this paper I argue that these theoretical concerns should also prompt architects to explore the fairly long history of critical commentaries and aesthetic interventions by writers, artists, and landscape practitioners who have shown a sensibility to movement and embodied practices in the landscape. The paper then examines how landscape architects focused their attention on the movements, speed and visual perspective of vehicle drivers in their arguments for the landscaping and design of motorways. The paper examines how landscape architects pushed for a functional modernism to be constructed around the movements and speed of motorists.