Studies in Landscape Representation II

A companion to the course, Studies in Landscape Representation I, this course focuses on drawing and design inquiry and aims to enhance graphic literacy, clarity and spatial imaging techniques using digital media. A series of exercises is intended to pursue the relationship among observing, conceptualizing, visualizing, communicating and creating. Through analyzing various exemplary landscape drawings, diagrams and built works the class will examine representation as a strategic tool, allowing for new implications for design implementation. The issues that define landscape architecture site, phenomena, and change are emphasized, as are those concerning form, light, shadow, volume, and space. Students will have the opportunity to develop and strengthen skills in visual communication gaining greater insight into representation as a means to explore, synthesize and clearly communicate issues of site complexity, analytical thought, spatial and experiential design objectives.