This thesis explores ways in which open space can be made memorable through the application of ecological design and landscape narrative principles. The Faerie Glen Nature Reserve is located in the predominantly residential eastern suburbs of Pretoria and has been identified as an important open space due to its unique ecological sensitivity. The hypothesis argues that through an understanding of the landscape narrative, interventions can be made in the reserve that will not negatively affect the ecological importance or the visual aesthetic of the reserve. These interventions will contribute to making a memorable landscape by reinforcing its beauty and genius loci. The interventions in the reserve should increase the daily use of the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve and thus promote the reserve as a sustainable open space while preserving its ecological importance. Copyright
Dissertation (ML(Prof))--University of Pretoria, 2010.
Aesthetics were the main passion of early century landscape architects. A focus on the concern with ecology followed, while the late twentieth century landscape architecture developed towards a concentration on restoration ...
Grunewald, Tosca Dina(University of Pretoria, 2013)
Traditionally cultural landscape of the past involved a dialogue between natural system, human modifications and the value given by humans to the landscape, ultimately nurturing a healthy interaction between human and ...
Goodrich, Andre; Strydom, Richardt; Mare, Estelle Alma(Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2014)
Ingold has used Marx’s distinction between exchange value and use value to distinguish between land
and landscape. Land, Ingold suggests, is abstracted, quantitative and interchangeable. Landscape, by
contrast, is ...