Out of Place: Restoring Identity to the Regional Landscape / Edition 1

Out of Place: Restoring Identity to the Regional Landscape / Edition 1

by Michael Hough
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300052235

ISBN-13: 9780300052237

Pub. Date: 01/01/1992

Publisher: Yale University Press

Why do modern cities, suburbs, and industrial and farming landscapes all tend to look alike despite their regional settings? In this generously illustrated and provocative book, a landscape architect argues that the monotony of the modern landscape is a reflection of indifference on the part of society to the diversity inherent in ecological systems and in human

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Why do modern cities, suburbs, and industrial and farming landscapes all tend to look alike despite their regional settings? In this generously illustrated and provocative book, a landscape architect argues that the monotony of the modern landscape is a reflection of indifference on the part of society to the diversity inherent in ecological systems and in human communities. In case studies drawn from all parts of the world-Turkey and Hong Kong to northern England and Edinburgh, to Kentucky and Oregon, to Ontario and Manitoba-Michael Hough shows how build environments work and what designers can do to maintain the clearly identifiable differences between one place and another.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300052237
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.51(d)

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