New Conversations With an Old Landscape: Landscape Architecture in Contemporary Australia

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Images Publishing, 2002 - Architecture - 160 pages
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New Conversations with an Old Landscape explores the work of landscape architects in Australia since the 1960s. It describes how landscape architects are, as contemporary Australians, listening more closely to the language of the landscape and how they are designing new landscapes in response. These designed landscapes manifest 'new conversations' between the land and its people, from the coast to the outback, the city and the suburbs. They illustrate not only the ingenuity that accompanies successful adaptation, but also the importance of creating landscapes imbued with local significance. These works have their own story and meaning: they tell us something of Australia and how contemporary Australians live. Their stories are explored here - in these conversations.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
8
Proposing a new landscape
10
Living with the bush
20
Beyond the black stump
38
Surviving on the driest continent
58
Landscape as journey
92
City setting for an outdoor life
108
Sustaining habitat?
124
Past and future in the Australian landscape
142
Index
158
Credits
160
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