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Landscape Futures: Instruments, Devices and Architectural Inventions

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Landscape Futures explores how landscapes, and our perceptions of them, can be utterly transformed by technology and design. It travels the shifting terrains of architectural invention, where new spatial devices on a variety of scales--from the handheld to the inhabitable--reveal previously overlooked dimensions of the built and natural environments. From philosophical ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published August 1st 2013 by Actar (first published November 1st 2012)
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Jeremy S
Sep 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When I first saw Landscape Futures: Instruments, Devices and Architectural Inventions, I was under the impression that Geoff Manaugh - head of the well-known BLDG BLOG - had written another book, and that, therefore, I was destined to own it. But upon closer inspection I noticed that Manaugh instead curated the contents for a customized journey through an exhibit held at the Nevada Museum of Art entitled—obviously—Landscape Futures.

Beyond just the exhibits, this book stands on its own as a vast
...more
Jefferson Tesla
Well, after the BLDGBLOG Book, I knew to expect the unexpected from Manaugh and not expect brilliance to necessarily go with cohesion. But this volume frequently gets even more scattershot than the blog. Despite Manuagh's brilliant opening essay that seeeeeems to tie it all together, much of the book's content only tangentially follows the central theme.

It's all rather interesting though. The standout sections besides the curator's essay are the Liam Young interview, the exhibit photos by The
...more
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When I first saw Landscape Futures: Instruments, Devices and Architectural Inventions, I was under the impression that Geoff Manaugh - head of the well-known BLDG BLOG - had written another book, and that, therefore, I was destined to own it. But upon closer inspection I noticed that Manaugh instead curated the contents for a customized journey through an exhibit held at the Nevada Museum of Art entitled—obviously—Landscape Futures.

Beyond just the exhibits, this book stands on its own as a vast
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Jefferson Tesla
Well, after the BLDGBLOG Book, I knew to expect the unexpected from Manaugh and not expect brilliance to necessarily go with cohesion. But this volume frequently gets even more scattershot than the blog. Despite Manuagh's brilliant opening essay that seeeeeems to tie it all together, much of the book's content only tangentially follows the central theme.

It's all rather interesting though. The standout sections besides the curator's essay are the Liam Young interview, the exhibit photos by The
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