The Research Regarding of Visitors' Perception of Animal Elements in Landscape Architecture

  • Shen, Ning (Forestry College, Shandong Agricultural University) ;
  • Bae, Jung Nam (Division of Tourism, Sangji University) ;
  • Zhang, Li-Qin (Forestry College, Shandong Agricultural University) ;
  • Piao, Yong-Ji (College of Horticulture Science and Engineering, Shandong Agricultural University)
  • Received : 2013.03.03
  • Accepted : 2013.06.20
  • Published : 2013.06.28


Based on the survey of East Lake Park, South Lake Park and Tian Waicun in Tai'an by questionnaire survey, on-the-spot investigation and in-depth interview, the paper analyzes the tendencies of visitors to the animal elements and animal landscape in landscape architecture from three terms: primary attributes, the cognition of animal elements and animal elements landscape preferences. We have drawn several conclusions: the landscapes of animal elements are in urgent demand by the public ; The animal elements having lovely image, auspicious meaning and local characteristics are the most popular application types of animal elements landscapes ; The most favorite types of animals and animal elements are: doves, cranes monkeys, pandas, butterflies, dragonflies, fold fish, dolphins, dragons and cartoon animals ; The popular landscaping techniques of animal elements are the methods of combining with plants, buildings and garden ornaments.


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