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From Eye to Heart: Exterior Spaces Explored and Explained Patricia Machemer and Jon Burley
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From Eye to Heart

Exterior Spaces Explored and Explained (First Edition)
Jon Burley, FASLA, and Patricia Machemer

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-63487-685-8, 622 pages

©2016

Description
From Eye to Heart: Exterior Spaces Explored and Explained blends science, art, theory, and history to survey environmental design across significant cultures and places. Based on extensively class-tested material and the joint experiences of the authors as planners, designers, artists, and scientists, From Eye to Heart has a global perspective on the spaces humans create.

Students learn what makes a good environment. They then see these principles and ideas come to life across the globe and time through examples from China, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Anatolia, and Persia.

They explore architecture and design in Renaissance France, England, Portugal, and Spain, through land planning efforts in European parks, and in the era of post post-modernism. The final chapters of the book examine links between art and environmental theory and research. The book incorporates stunning visuals, and opinion pieces and short stories to support retention of places and settings.

Written with the unique insight of authors who have visited, studied, and deeply considered the featured locations, From Eye to Heart is designed for courses in environmental design and landscape architecture.

Biographies
Jon Burley earned his Ph.D. in landscape architecture at University of Michigan. He is a registered landscape architect and an associate professor in the School of Planning, Design, and Construction at Michigan State University. He has completed planning and design work in numerous countries and is the author of nearly 300 articles and abstracts on landscape architecture.
Patricia Machemer earned her Ph.D. in resource management at Michigan State University where she is now an associate professor and the program leader for the Landscape Architecture Program. Dr. Machemer's research interests include land use planning and participatory planning and design. She explores the use of geographic information systems in practice and in teaching.