Unformatted text preview: provides few orienting features” (Moore 7). The sharp edges of the raised centerpiece and the defined lines in the ground give the memorial a sense of seriousness and remembrance for the Amherst College alumni. The edging is significant because it completes the whole space. The designer of the area developed the edging by placing low shrubberies along with block benches all along the edge of the circular space. The benches are contrasted with the vertical square posts placed in between the horizontal benches. The vertical and horizontal stone fixtures create a rhythm along the edge and with the shrubs in the background it creates more of a border. Then the two openings of the area with a level change creating entrances into the memorial space demonstrate a different kind of edging. With the landmarks, and the edging as the significant aspects, it ties the entire War Memorial into one well-designed space....
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- Spring '10
- World War II, The Edge, Shrub, Amherst College, war memorial, Amherst, Massachusetts