The design of spaces within buildings is a basic element of architecture. This paper proposes a theory of spatial design in architecture and demonstrates the role of designed spaces in visual persuasion or influence. It also extends the theory to spaces outside of buildings, such as gardens, parks, ponds, fountains, and even cities, and assesses the visual impact of these surroundings. The paper applies the theory to the evaluation of designed spaces such as the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia; the gardens of Versailles; the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew near London; and the Royal Botanic Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand.
|Keywords:||Designed Spaces,Visual Persuasion, Botanic Gardens|
Professor and Chair, Department of Communication Studies, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, USA
Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, USA