Design with nature

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Published for the American Museum of Natural History [by] the Natural History Press, 1969 - Nature - 197 pages
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"In presenting us with a vision of organic exuberance and human delight, which ecology and ecological design promise to open up for us, McHarg revives the hope for a better world." -Lewis Mumford ". . . important to America and all the rest of the world in our struggle to design rational, wholesome, and productive landscapes." -Laurie Olin, Hanna Olin, Ltd. "This century's most influential landscape architecture book." -Landscape Architecture ". . . an enduring contribution to the technical literature of landscape planning and to that unfortunately small collection of writings which speak with emotional eloquence of the importance of ecological principles in regional planning." -Landscape and Urban Planning In the twenty-five years since it first took the academic world by storm, Design With Nature has done much to redefine the fields of landscape architecture, urban and regional planning, and ecological design. It has also left a permanent mark on the ongoing discussion of mankind's place in nature and nature's place in mankind within the physical sciences and humanities. Described by one enthusiastic reviewer as a "user's manual for our world," Design With Nature offers a practical blueprint for a new, healthier relationship between the built environment and nature. In so doing, it provides nothing less than the scientific, technical, and philosophical foundations for a mature civilization that will, as Lewis Mumford ecstatically put it in his Introduction to the 1969 edition, "replace the polluted, bulldozed, machine-dominated, dehumanized, explosion-threatened world that is even now disintegrating and disappearing before our eyes."

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User Review  - Stephen Rifici - Goodreads

I am not in this field so it was a bit more technical than I was expecting but nonetheless I was so pleased to see how he used nature as his tool for creating a landscape. Nature has a lot to teach us and we seem to avoid what she has to say. Read full review

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About the author (1969)

Ian McHarg helped found Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and has pioneered ecological planning and design. He is well known for the classic Design with Nature, a finalist for the National Book Award in 1969.

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