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The Landscape Urbanism Reader

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With populations decentralizing and cities sprawling ever-outward, twenty-first-century urban planners are challenged by the need to organize not just people but space itself. Hence a new architectural discourse has emerged: landscape urbanism.

In The Landscape Urbanism Reader Charles Waldheimwho is at the forefront of this new movementhas assembled the definitive collection of essays by many of the field's top practitioners. Fourteen essays written by leading figures across a range...

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Overview

With populations decentralizing and cities sprawling ever-outward, twenty-first-century urban planners are challenged by the need to organize not just people but space itself. Hence a new architectural discourse has emerged: landscape urbanism.

In The Landscape Urbanism Reader Charles Waldheimwho is at the forefront of this new movementhas assembled the definitive collection of essays by many of the field's top practitioners. Fourteen essays written by leading figures across a range of disciplines and from around the worldincluding James Corner, Linda Pollak, Alan Berger, Pierre Blanger, Julia Czerniak, and morecapture the origins, the contemporary milieu, and the aspirations of this relatively new field. The Landscape Urbanism Reader is an inspiring signal to the future of city making as well as an indispensablereference for students, teachers, architects, and urban planners.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568984391
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,385,751
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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Charles Waldheim is the editor of numerous books on landscape urbanism and the associate dean and director of the Landscape Architecture Program at the University of Toronto.

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Table of Contents

Terra fluxus 21
Landscape as urbanism 35
The emergence of landscape urbanism 55
An art of instrumentality : thinking through landscape urbanism 69
Vision in motion : representing landscape in time 87
Looking back at landscape urbanism : speculations on site 105
Constructed ground : questions of scale 125
From theory to resistance : landscape urbanism in Europe 141
Landscapes of infrastructure 163
Urban highways and the reluctant public realm 179
Drosscape 197
Landscapes of exchange : re-articulating site 219
Synthetic surfaces 239
Public works practice 267
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