Art into Landscape

John Lancaster
1978, Vol. 11, No. 1,

Abstract


As citizens we are all concerned with the environment in which we live and most of us believe that if we were given an opportunity we could do something to improve it. It is a minority of designers and architects who influence large-scale environmental design, while we have to be content to indulge our aesthetic instinct by choosing the furniture and furnishings in our homes and in planning, on a much smaller scale, our gardens. The intention of this Art into Landscape competition, however, was to give everyone an opportunity to make a contribution to a number of proposed projects by inviting interested designers - both professional and laymen - to suggest ways in which open spaces might be developed for public use and pleasure.

Competitors had a choice of twelve sites (see the current situation regarding realisation of schemes, for a complete list) from all over the country, where local authorities were eager to extend an enthusiastic welcome to incentive schemes. Each competitor was notified of the target costs within which he had to work, and a brief was prepared for him to follow.


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