It’s quite interesting to see how, in the present day, landscape designers increasingly conceive their work as an action that cannot disregard the specific features of the community inhabiting the territory in which they are operating. We have dedicated a monograph to this subject; in particular we wished to combine the theme of the landscape with that of illumination.
The authors of the articles illustrate here, with the support of significant images, the special features of a number of lighting designers’ projects that are integrated with landscape plans. All of these have a well-defined function that goes far beyond the mere necessity of producing artificial light. Light is used to communicate, to emphasize certain elements of the landscape, to evoke a memory, to construct an environment where man can avoid conflict with nature.