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dc.contributor.authorDawson, Thomas Edwarden_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-06T16:02:11Z
dc.date.available2011-08-06T16:02:11Z
dc.date.issued2004-05-10en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05252004-140912en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/9983
dc.description.abstractThe map is vitally important for space design. Maps allow designers to record and filter impossibly complex information about an environment. Designers try to capture a variety of aspects of a site through the use of graphic tools like maps and drawings. While there is a long-established conventional graphic language for recording characteristics of a site, this language is often inadequate when one attempts to explore and capture subtler perceptual qualities of urban environments. Many of these perceptual qualities can greatly inform a design and some designers have invented creative mapping strategies to record and analyze difficult aspects of a site. This position paper follows the work of innovative designers who creatively map perceptual qualities of urban landscapes. The theories and practices of these designers have informed my development of new creative tools for mapping my perception of space. The design portion of this thesis takes place in the Mexican War Streets Neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and results in a plaza for the local Mattress Factory Art Museum. The design phase uses and evaluates traditional perception and representational tools of urban design. New creative maps are used to express what the traditional tools cannot. These creative maps are used to derive the concept for the site design as well as the design of the major site elements and materials.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartDawsonThesis29June.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectUrban Designen_US
dc.subjectDeriveen_US
dc.subjectCognitive Mappingen_US
dc.subjectCreative Mappingen_US
dc.titleExplorations in City Image: An Investigation of Tools of Perception and Representation in Urban Designen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentLandscape Architectureen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Landscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Landscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLandscape Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairJacobson, Wendy R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDugas, David M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKaten, Brian F.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05252004-140912en_US
dc.date.sdate2004-05-25en_US
dc.date.rdate2004-07-07
dc.date.adate2004-07-07en_US


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