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The Life and Works of Landscape Architect Richard Henry Patterson


James, P, The Life and Works of Landscape Architect Richard Henry Patterson, Tasmanian Historical Studies, 20 pp. 65-91. ISSN 1324-048X (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Richard Henry Patterson is recognised as a pioneer in the history of landscape architecture in Australia. Andrew Saniga, in his landmark history of the profession, introduced Patterson as a significant landscape designer of the post World War Two period - but stated that little was known about Patterson's early life and career. Saniga provides brief snapshots of the lives and works of numerous landscape designers in Australia's history to inform debate about the past and future of the profession and the designed environments in which we live. More detailed biographies of landscape designers however - including this paper - can provide additional insights into the 'visions and creeds' and 'guiding principles' of the individuals and professions that have shaped our environments, and the methods that they have used. They can facilitate more nuanced scholarly and individual reflection on the visions and processes that may shape the landscapes we inhabit in the future, an important matter in an increasingly urbanised and human-modified world. They can also provide important information for landscape heritage conservation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:James, P (Dr Peggy James)
ID Code:107556
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2016-03-18
Last Modified:2018-01-23

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