Environmentalism in Landscape Architecture, Volume 22

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Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2000 - Architecture - 284 pages

The papers presented in this volume range from proposals for new design approaches, historical analysis of the relationship between the practice of landscape architecture and environmentalism, to the theories of early practitioners of landscape architecture imbued by an environmentalist outlook.

The issues above are addressed through topics as eclectic as the design of American zoos, the establishment of the Tennessee Valley Authority, road design and maintenance in Texas, and criticism of relationships between the words and works of select landscape architects. This volume provides a fresh approach to encounters between environmentalism and landscape architecture by reframing the issues through self-reflection instead of strategic debate.

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Michel Conan is the former Director of Garden and Landscape Studies, Dumbarton Oaks.

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