Ruijter, M. Den & P. Roncken, 2005, Cinematographic landscapes; rebirth of the landscape garden; introduction in two parts of a narrative guide for msc ateliers in the Netherlands, in: ECLAS (D. Oguz), ‘Landscape change’, Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Agriculture Ankara University, Ankara
- Author : Ruijter, M. Den & P. Roncken
- Year : 2005
- Published in Book : Landscape change
- Pages : 186-197
- Abstract in English : A focus on narratives offers landscape design the drama and delight that created the most appreciated examples in garden architecture. Gardens were created as expressions of selected memories of places, times and fantasies. Where landscape architecture can be very technical and socially legitimate, garden architecture mostly is an emotional expression of the combined characters of both the client and the designer. These may yet have a mutual future regarding the current objectives that landscape architecture is assigned with. In the Dutch tradition the Landscape has long being envisioned as a garden. Yet the powerful modernistic aesthetics have been dominant in this tendency to style the ‘garden’. Over the years this has evolved in inescapable functional and economical design without the ‘soul’ of the modernistic paradigm. Currently, various urban offices explore a more individual expression. A tendency that provokes the garden architect. Since a few years the MSc Narration ateliers provide experiments from within the modernistic tradition (or ‘Wageningen School’) to reclaim a certain ease and sense of moods that lie within the narrative structure of the landscape and its history. A common weakness of students that study landscape architecture is their strict correspondence to the existing situation. They get stuck in their fascination of the existing situations and natural processes and by that lose their transformative imagination. In this presentation the empirical development and the narrative guide will be introduced by a few exercises and examples made by students to discus whether this provides the right future to explore landscape architecture at its full potential.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: aesthetics, narrative, narrative, narrative guide. / Eclas 2005