Landscapes That Fool You

The Dirt profiles three recent projects that play with the ideas of landscape, nature, and the eye of the beholder.

"Landscape architects, architects, and artists have long tried to evoke emotional reactions through their creations, using landscape and building forms to create atmospheres that influence our moods. Now, some artists and architects are toying with our perceptions, designing optical illusions that create a sense of confusion, amazement, and perhaps even awe at their technical chops."

Compelling images of projects by Zander Olsen in England, Thomas Faulders in San Francisco, and Francois Abelanet in Paris are used to illustrate the point.

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