Modern Landscape

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Modern Landscape is a truly innovative volume providing an in-depth analysis of contemporary landscape architecture. Over the last decade, the urban and rural architectural invention of the twentieth century has been augmented by a twenty-first century concern for the impact of ecological and climatic change upon the natural environment. This has begun to effect a radical re-ordering of landscape design priorities. Landscape designers have historically collaborated with architects and engineers but it is the ...
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Overview

Modern Landscape is a truly innovative volume providing an in-depth analysis of contemporary landscape architecture. Over the last decade, the urban and rural architectural invention of the twentieth century has been augmented by a twenty-first century concern for the impact of ecological and climatic change upon the natural environment. This has begun to effect a radical re-ordering of landscape design priorities. Landscape designers have historically collaborated with architects and engineers but it is the complementary role of land and installation artists and sculptors that especially characterizes contemporary project work. Modern Landscape showcases recent schemes by, among others, Bernard Lassus, Lawrence Halprin, George Hargreaves Associates, Itsuko Hasegawa, Martha Schwartz, Colvin & Moggridge, Peter Latz & Partners, as well as by younger recognized designers such as Danadjieva & Koenig Associates, Mikyoung Kim, Gross Max, Jacqueline Osty, Bet Figueras and Toru Mitani. The remit of the book extends to include examples of how the new environmental thinking differentiates practice in the twenty-first century, illustrating this with examples of works by such eminent architects as Daniel Libeskind (with Lutzow 7), Juhani Pallasmaa, Hans Hollein, Enric Miralles, Chris Wilkinson and Glenn Murcutt.

Michael Spens' introductory section looks at historical and modernist precedents and his research shows that the sources of contemporary inspiration are often drawn from a more historic documentation of man's interaction with the environment through paintings, drawings, major landscape designs and the natural world. He has also defined four key categories of landscape design and divided this book into corresponding sections -- Parkland, Architecture as Landscape, Garden Landscapes and Urban Inventions. Within each section the illustrated case studies of projects such as the Barcelona Botanic Gardens, the ETA Hoffman garden at the Jewish Museum, Berlin and Sydney's Olympic Park, all completed in the last decade, expand the discussion of landscape criteria across a diverse range of planning and design issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714841557
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 10.25 (w) x 11.75 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Parkland 22
Castletown Cox, County Kilkenny, Ireland, 2001 24
Parc St Pierre, Amiens, France, 1996 30
Emscher Park, Duisburg-Nord, Germany, 1993-2001 38
Yokohama Portside Park, Yokohama, Japan, 1999 46
Fontsanta Park, Barcelona, Spain, 2001 52
West Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, Seattle, USA, 1999 58
Yuma East Wetlands, Colorado River, USA, 2002 64
Barcelona Botanic Gardens, Barcelona, Spain, 2000 70
Architecture as Landscape 76
Imperial War Museum North, Salford, Manchester, UK, 2002 80
Igualada Cemetery, Catalonia, Spain, 1991 86
Vulcanology Museum, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2002 92
Weald & Downland Museum Workshop, West Sussex, UK, 2002 98
Osaka City University Media Centre, Osaka, Japan, 2002 104
European Film College, Ebeltoft, Denmark, 1992 110
Niigata Performing Arts Cultural Centre, Niigata, Japan, 1993-8 116
Arthur & Yvonne Boyd Education Centre, Riversdale, West Cambewarra, NSW, Australia, 1999 122
Garden Landscapes 128
Esso Headquarters, Reuil-Malmaison, France, 1992 132
Garden Of Fine Art, Kyoto, Japan, 1994 138
Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany, 1997-2001 144
Garden For Novartis Pharma KK, Ibaraki, Japan, 1993 150
Kitagata Garden City, Gifu, Japan, 2000 156
Borneo Sporenburg, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1998-2001 162
Autoroute Rest Area, Nimes-Caissargues, France, 1990 168
Urban Interventions 174
The Upper Square, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2000 180
Aleksanderinkatu, Helsinki, Finland, 1993 186
Whiteinch Cross, Glasgow, UK, 1999 192
Congressional Medal Of Honor Memorial, Indianapolis, USA, 1999 198
Moylan School Playground, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, 1997 204
Promenade Plantee, Viaduc des Arts, Paris, France, 1988-96 210
Haas Promenade, Jerusalem, Israel, 2000 216
Public Spaces at the Olympic Park, Homebush, Sydney, Australia, 2000 222
Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Gateshead, UK, 1999 228
Bibliography 234
Index 236
Acknowledgements 238
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