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|Title: ||Institutionalising the picturesque: the discourse of the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects|
|Author: ||Bowring, Jacky|
|Degree: ||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Institution: ||Lincoln University|
|Item Type: ||Thesis|
|Abstract: ||Despite its origins in England two hundred years ago, the picturesque continues to influence landscape
architectural practice in late twentieth-century New Zealand. The evidence for this is derived from a close
reading of the published discourse of the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects, particularly the
now defunct professional journal, The Landscape. Through conceptualising the picturesque as a language, a
model is developed which provides a framework for recording the survey results. The way in which the
picturesque persists as naturalised conventions in the discourse is expressed as four landscape myths.
Through extending the metaphor of language, pidgins and creoles provide an analogy for the introduction
and development of the picturesque in New Zealand. Some implications for theory, practice and education
|Supervisor: ||Swaffield, Simon|
|Persistent URL (URI): ||http://hdl.handle.net/10182/667|
|Appears in Collections:||School of Landscape Architecture|
Doctoral (PhD) Theses
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