Landscape Design Theory
Murphy’s book includes an examination of landscape architecture’s influences, such as social context and contemporary values.
He also covers systems and procedural theory, and links the ecosystem, human factors and aesthetics, to the design process.
In 2005, Murphy authored “Landscape Architecture Theory: An Evolving Body of Thought, ” a book cited as an important addition to the small body of literature that synthesizes the broad and varied theories upon which landscape architecture depends.
After earning a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California-Berkeley in 1968, Murphy joined the Texas A&M faculty, where he taught interdisciplinary design and programming, environmental planning and design and landscape architecture theory.