Recovering Landscape: Essays in Contemporary Landscape Theory

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James Corner
Princeton Architectural Press, Aug 1, 1999 - Architecture - 287 pages
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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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User Review  - amelish - LibraryThing

A series of eclectic manifestos on what landscape architecture could be. Taking back the land, or whatever. Read full review

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User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

selection of essay on the emerging field of landscape/urbanism, james corner essay as usual particuarly good. interest in landscape theory is growing and this is a good introduction Read full review

Contents

The Reclaiming ot Sites
45
Four Trace Concepts in Landscape Arehitecture
59
The Danish Landscape
69
The Swiss Way Geneva
79
The Persistence of the Ideal
87
CDNSTRUCTING AND REPRESENTING LANDSCAPE
7
Aerial Represemation and the Recovery of Landscape
121
Eidetic Operations and New Landscapes
153
Leveling the Land
171
AirportLand scape
221
Programming the Urhan Surface
233
What Is Public in Landscape?
275
Comributors
285
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James Corner James Corner is an associate professor of architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. He is co-author of the award-winning title Taking Measures Across the American Landscape.

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