It has been said that we can realize only what we can imagine; but to realize what we imagine, we must convey those ideas to others as well as present them to ourselves. We use images, models, and words—alone or in combination—to conceive, study, test, construct, and evaluate new landscapes or modify old ones. Given the transient nature of most landscapes—always growing, always changing— landscape representation presents a special challenge. It is by no means neutral in a political sense or even in terms of design evaluation. Marc Treib, Representing Landscape Architecture (2008)
Where does a landscape begin—and where does it end? Which is to say: Where is its edge? We are tempted to think that landscapes just go on and on indefinitely—one vista giving way to another, one stretch of land blending into the next. And if this is the case, is not any attempt to deter- mine, even to imagine, an edge, an act of human hubris? More pointedly: Does a landscape have any edge other than an arbitrary one?
Edward Casey, The Edge(s) of Landscape: A Study in Liminology (2011)
…the function of mapping is less to mirror reality than to engender the re-shaping of the worlds in which people live.
James Corner, Eidetic Operations and New Landscapes (1999)
Julia Romano, The Landscape Representation Essay VI (2014)
Julia Romano, Combination X (2014)