Environmentalism in Landscape Architecture, Volume 22

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Michel Conan
Dumbarton Oaks, 2000 - Architecture - 284 pages
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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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Contents

Contested Claims and Creative Tensions
1
The Design of American Zoos
23
Ecology and Design in
71
Do Landscapes Learn? Ecologys New Paradigm and Design
115
Four Landscapes Four Readings
163
Environmentalism in Japanese Gardens
245
Contributors
269
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Michel Conan is the former Director of Garden and Landscape Studies, Dumbarton Oaks.

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