Environmentalism in Landscape Architecture

Environmentalism in Landscape Architecture

by Michel Conan
     
 

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

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Overview

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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Papers from May 1998 symposium by landscape architects and historians of different stripes cover proposals for new design approaches, the historical relationship between landscape architecture and environmentalism, and the theories of early landscape architects who had an environmentalist outlook. These issues are covered through specific topics such as American zoo design, the establishment of the TVA, road design and maintenance in Texas, and criticism of the difference between the words and works of landscape architects. A tidbit from the paper on Japanese gardens: "Their design was intended to fulfill a longing for isolated scenic places, such as oceanfront or alpine landscapes. In short, Japanese gardens are completely removed from recent ecological landscape design concepts, despite their natural appearance." Well-appointed with black and white photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780884022787
Publisher:
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Series:
Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium Series in the History of Landscape Architecture, #22
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

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

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