Recovering Landscape: Essays in Contemporary Landscape Theory
Princeton Architectural Press, Aug 1, 1999 - Architecture - 287 pages
The past decade has been witness to a remarkable resurgence of interest in landscape. While this recovery invokes a return of past traditions and ideas, it also implies renewal, invention, and transformation. Recovering Landscape collects a number of essays that discuss why landscape is gaining increased attention today, and what new possibilities might emerge from this situation. Themes such as reclamation, urbanism, infrastructure, geometry, representation, and temporality are explored in discussions drawn from recent developments not only in the United States but also in the Netherlands, France, India, and Southeast Asia. The contributors to this collection, all leading figures in the field of landscape architecture, include Alan Balfour, Denis Cosgrove, Georges Descombes, Christophe Girot, Steen Hoyer, David Leatherbarrow, Bart Lootsma, Sebastien Marot, Anuradha Mathur, Marc Treib, and Alex Wall.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ibbetson - LibraryThing
This is a fabulous book for anyone with an anyone with an academic/theoretical interest in landscape architecture. Virtually all of the major thinkers in landscape architecture are represented here by interesting, intelligent and (gasp) readable essays. Read full review
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A series of eclectic manifestos on what landscape architecture could be. Taking back the land, or whatever. Read full review
The Reclaiming ot Sites
Four Trace Concepts in Landscape Arehitecture
The Danish Landscape
The Swiss Way Geneva
The Persistence of the Ideal
CDNSTRUCTING AND REPRESENTING LANDSCAPE
Aerial Represemation and the Recovery of Landscape
Eidetic Operations and New Landscapes
Leveling the Land
Programming the Urhan Surface
What Is Public in Landscape?
From Landscape Research to Landscape Planning: Aspects of Integration ...
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