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Recovering Landscape: Essays in Contemporary Landscape Theory

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The past decade has been witness to a remarkable resurgence of interest in landscape. While this recovery invokes a return of past traditions and ideas, it also implies renewal, invention, and transformation. Recovering Landscape collects a number of essays that discuss why landscape is gaining increased attention today, and what new possibilities might emerge from this si ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 1st 1999 by Princeton Architectural Press
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A series of eclectic manifestos on what landscape architecture could be. Taking back the land, or whatever.
I remember seeing a copy of this book in school (maybe in S. Parsons' hands), but only recently picked it up and read it for the essays by Corner, Girot, Marot, and Descombes. Lately, I've been seeking out the books like this one (and there are several) with essays that cover a variety of topics in contemporary landscape practice but also always sort of herald the emergence(some, like this one, were written almost ten years ago) of "landscape urbanism" as a new field. I have to admit that I find ...more
selection of essay on the emerging field of landscape/urbanism, james corner essay as usual particuarly good. interest in landscape theory is growing and this is a good introduction
Sean Billy
Read a few essays about open space for thesis work
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