Drašler, A., 2000, New aspects of drawing instruction in landscape architecture study, in: ECLAS (Aničić, B.), ‘Landscape of the future: the future of landscape architecture education’, Department of Landscape Architecture, Zagreb
- Author : Drašler, A.
- Year : 2000
- Published in Book : Landscape of the future: the future of landscape architecture education
- Pages : 193-199
- Abstract in English : The paper describes the free drawing and plastic design courses at the Department of Landscape
Architecture, University of Ljubljana. In a way, these courses originate from the 'classic Bauhaus’
drawing courses but are fundamentally changed with innovative transformations and elaboration. The
most important innovation is a type of ‘Roentgen’ inspection of the landscape which the student
develops together with the drawing notification of the surroundings. Some examples are represented.
Such a drawing is analytical to such an extent that it forces students to disclose the structure of the
landscape and to understand the processes of the landscape. The student enters step by into an
understanding of the difference of the reality as it is and the mental interpretation of the spatial
patterns. By the abstraction of the landscape scenery (which is the object of the student’s drawing
analysis into more general landscape pattern, on a formal as well as semantic level), the student
approaches the synthetic understanding of the landscape. This analytical process is not an artistic type
of the interpretation of reality but rather an interpretation which implies the synthetic approach to the
landscape, an interpretation which implies management and conservation of the landscape.