Han Lörzing, landscape architect & Planner

Han Lörzing is a professional landscape architect and planner from The Netherlands. In his long career, he worked as a park designer, planning consultant and researcher. He was co-founder of an Dutch office for town and country planning and joined a London consuntancy for urban solutions.

The nature of Landscape, A Personal Quest

010 Publishers Rotterdam – 2001

‘The nature of Landscape’ has been written with a international audience in mind.

The book gives an unorthodox overview of movements, trends and design schools in park architecture, landscape planning, urban design and art. A central feature in the book’s theory development is “Lorzing’s Diamond”. The four corners of the diamond refer to different perceptions of our environment: the Rational, the Romantic, the Traditional and the Ecological View. The Diamond has been quoted regularly in academic publications.

The Nature of Landscape is out of print, but can still found in second-hand bookstores and on specialized internet webshops. Copies of acceptable quality can also be off-loaded through Google Books


e-mail address: boeken@hanlorzing.nl

About Han Lörzing

Lorzing wrote many articles in national newspapers and in Dutch and English language professional journals. His main topics were landscape, art, leisure and urban and regional planning. Examples of articles in English:

  • The Green Heart Debate (TESG, 1996-11)
  • Reinventing Suburbia in The Netherlands (Built Environment, Summer 2006)
  • From Modernist Landscapes to New Nature: Planning of Rural Utopias in The Netherlands (with Kees Doevendans and Anne Schram, Landscape Research, June 2007)