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The Resource Landscape as urbanism : a general theory, Charles Waldheim, (electronic book)

Landscape as urbanism : a general theory, Charles Waldheim, (electronic book)

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Landscape as urbanism : a general theory
Title
Landscape as urbanism
Title remainder
a general theory
Statement of responsibility
Charles Waldheim
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Language
eng
Summary
"It has become conventional to think of urbanism and landscape as opposing one another--or to think of landscape as merely providing temporary relief from urban life as shaped by buildings and infrastructure. But, driven in part by environmental concerns, landscape has recently emerged as a model and medium for the city, with some theorists arguing that landscape architects are the urbanists of our age. In Landscape as Urbanism, one of the field's pioneers presents a powerful case for rethinking the city through landscape.Charles Waldheim traces the roots of landscape as a form of urbanism from its origins in the Renaissance through the twentieth century. Growing out of progressive architectural culture and populist environmentalism, the concept was further informed by the nineteenth-century invention of landscape architecture as a "new art" charged with reconciling the design of the industrial city with its ecological and social conditions. In the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, as urban planning shifted from design to social science, and as urban design committed to neotraditional models of town planning, landscape urbanism emerged to fill a void at the heart of the contemporary urban project.Generously illustrated, Landscape as Urbanism examines works from around the world by designers ranging from Ludwig Hilberseimer, Andrea Branzi, and Frank Lloyd Wright to James Corner, Adriaan Geuze, and Michael Van Valkenburgh. The result is the definitive account of an emerging field that is likely to influence the design of cities for decades to come"-- Provided by publisher
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Waldheim, Charles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Urban landscape architecture
  • City planning
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Landscape as urbanism : a general theory, Charles Waldheim, (electronic book)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Purch EBL4089489
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unknown
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online
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SINGLE USER ACCESS. This e-book is restricted to one viewer at any one time. You may download a chapter or page range (subject to the same limits as for printing) as a permanent PDF image file for use on a computer or e-book reading device (including a Kindle)
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9780691167909
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remote
Label
Landscape as urbanism : a general theory, Charles Waldheim, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
Purch EBL4089489
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
SINGLE USER ACCESS. This e-book is restricted to one viewer at any one time. You may download a chapter or page range (subject to the same limits as for printing) as a permanent PDF image file for use on a computer or e-book reading device (including a Kindle)
Isbn
9780691167909
Specific material designation
remote

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