Landscape Architect & Specifier News

SEP 2018

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92 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Literature in the Landscape Receiving her master's degree in landscape architecture last year from Kansas State University, Katelyn Rose published her thesis on the design of outdoor environments that promote the importance of reading. Titled, "Literature in the landscape: designing public parks to encourage outdoor exploration, activity and reading for elementary school-aged children," Rose's 115-paged research document sought to answer the question of how children's literature could be used to inspire a landscape design that simultaneously promotes healthy living and reading. "Children's literature can easily be layered into the design of play spaces to give a common theme, or provide opportunities for children to make connections to stories they know which can lead to imaginative play and recreation of those stories," Rose says. "In completing this research and design, I have found that children's literature can be used to inspire a play landscape in many ways." Her entire dissertation can be seen here: ycyfvdcn . I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 0 9 Within her thesis, Rose designs a highly detailed park that makes many connections to the Curious George books by Hans Augusto Rey and Margret Rey. I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 2 9 6 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 3 3 5 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 1 1 9 714.632.7083 By: Visit our website for more infomaƟon Field tested Arborist Endorsed cuƫng cost by 50% Dual-Purpose Root Barrier & Water Barrier The UlƟmate Hardscape ProtecƟon at Minimal Cost!

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