Landscape Journal: Nature, Form, and Meaning

  • Anne Whiston Spirn, “The Poetics of City and Nature: Towards a New Aesthetic for Urban Design.”
  • Computer drawings illustrate patterns that result from the interaction among multiple processes. A row of poplars contrasts the interplay between Euclidean and fractal geometry.
  • Tree Nursery, a painting by Paul Klee, embodies a principle of design: a strong framework, like a grid, can accommodate and give order to otherwise chaotic actions and can inspire improvisation. Allotment gardens at The Alhambra illustrate this principle.