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DESSINER AVEC SON ÂME

Messiness in drawing is a visual
brainstorming; impressions move directly
from hand to paper. Landscape architects
understand that quick site impressions
allow for multiple interpretations: sketching
always informs the design process.
Perception, for example, is more than
just looking; it involves all the senses.
Interpretation is about understanding a
place in its natural and cultural contexts.
Reflection/iteration brings a deeper
understanding, which is ultimately
strengthened through interaction and
communication. As we share individual
drawings or works in an exhibition, we more
deeply comprehend how drawing can distill
the essence of a place, clarifying themes in
the landscape. Finally, through collaborative
opportunities, drawing offers a common
language across disciplines or professions.

Admittedly, this form of expression is not
straightforward. Drawing is not linear but
gestural, flowing and iterative. Discovering
the essence of place can get messy. We
assemble the palette in four dimensions,
we pile everything into a sketch, we view
the field of possibilities. The drawing
becomes a visual draft that is selective, not
photographic; exploratory, not dogmatic.
I AM AN OLD CITY:
A JOURNEY TO ITALY
Quick gesture drawings can be very telling,
revealing relationships between people
and place, especially in cityscapes. Piazza
Navona was an attempt at capturing life in a
public place. (See Drawing 8, page 38.) I was
captivated by the relationship between plaza
form and the flow of people, and wanted to
emphasize how the landscape works from
the drawer's point of view.

My perception is greatly influenced by
my movement. In Tivoli, I made the quick
sketches of Villa Adriana as I walked,
to portray the experience of a viewer
at a fast pace. Each 30-second sketch
(Drawings 2 + 3) highlighted just one
aspect of the Tivoli landscape: here the
roof texture, there the arches of a garden
ahead. And another day, at Piazza del
Campo in Sienna, I sketched the clock
tower up above (Drawing 1). These instant
impressions highlight the differences in
scale. Since each aspect is glimpsed from
within the landscape, each quick drawing
shows the structures and landmarks of a
place in context, including perspective and
ground planes.

2 + 3 WALKING ALONG VILLA ADRIANA, TIVOLI, ITALY

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Summer 2017

TO BEGIN WITH | POUR COMMENCER
COLLABORATORS | COLLABORATEURS
PROLOGUE
ESSAY | ESSAI
Après le désordre vient le beau temps
A Fine Mess
Biophilic City
“I Am the Space Where I Am”
OPINION
Homo the Homogenizer? Do LAs Design Messy Terrain?
Waste-Less in Seattle: How Will This Look When It Gets Dirty?
Beaver the Disruptor Tolerating Disorder in the Heart of Vancouver
Messiness by Intention
CRITIQUE
@landtecanada Taking It With You
THE LAST WORD | LE MOT DE LA FIN
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - intro
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - cover1
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - cover2
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 3
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - TO BEGIN WITH | POUR COMMENCER
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - COLLABORATORS | COLLABORATEURS
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - PROLOGUE
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - ESSAY | ESSAI
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 22
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Après le désordre vient le beau temps
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 25
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - A Fine Mess
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Biophilic City
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 33
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - “I Am the Space Where I Am”
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - OPINION
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Homo the Homogenizer? Do LAs Design Messy Terrain?
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Waste-Less in Seattle: How Will This Look When It Gets Dirty?
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 49
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 50
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Beaver the Disruptor Tolerating Disorder in the Heart of Vancouver
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 52
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 53
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Messiness by Intention
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 55
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - CRITIQUE
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 57
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - @landtecanada Taking It With You
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - THE LAST WORD | LE MOT DE LA FIN
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