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An Architectural Approach to Level Design by Christopher W. Totten

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CHAPTER 8

Possibility Spaces and Worldbuilding

You should design each part of the garden tastefully, recalling your memories of how nature presented itself for each feature…. Think over the famous pieces of scenic beauty throughout the land, and … design your garden with the mood of harmony, modeling after the general air of such places.

—FROM SAKUTEIKI, AUTHORSHIP

ATTRIBUTED TO TACHIBANA TOSHITSUNA1

The enjoyment of scenery employs the mind without fatigue and yet exercises it; tranquilizes it and yet enlivens it; and thus, through the influence of the mind over the body, gives the effect of refreshing rest and reinvigoration to the whole system.

—LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT FREDERICK LAW OLMSTEAD2

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