So You Want to be a Landscape Architect? by Tony Palmer

Mathematical Beauty

  • Many students are initially drawn to landscape architecture because of the symmetrical beauty that is often the first thing noticed in a well-planned design. Like fine arts students, they soon realize that the symmetry involved has a lot to do with physics and geometry. In fact, American physicist and Nobel laureate P.W. Anderson has stated that “…it is only slightly overstating the case to say that physics is the study of symmetry.”
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