The Course of Landscape Architecture
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- Producent: Thames & Hudson
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Oprawa: PLC (no jacket), Format: 25x25 cm, Stron: 352, With over 670 illustrations in colour and black and white, 2016 r.,
A masterful and hugely ambitious new interpretation of human intervention on the landscape, from ancient times to the present
In many ways the history of civilization is a history of our relationship with nature and landscape. Christophe Girot chronicles this intimate connection, drawing on all aspects of mankind’s creativity and ingenuity, and bringing together the key stories that have shaped our manmade landscapes.
Starting from the need to clear land for cultivation and to enclose space for protection – the forest clearing and the walled garden – there emerges a vital and multifaceted narrative that describes our cultural relationship to, and dependence on, the landscape, right up to the present day.
Organized chronologically, each chapter incles a thematic essay that ties together the central developments and a case sty illustrated with specially commissioned photographs and meticulously detailed 3D re-creations showing the featured site in its original context.
Christophe Girot is Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture, Department of Architecture, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. His work has been widely published and exhibited incling in ‘Groundswell’ in 2005, the first exhibition on Landscape Architecture at MoMA in New York, and the 2007 exhibition on European Landscape at Harvard.
Course of Landscape Architecture Contents
Imagining Nature as Landscape
On the origins of landscapes
2. Hydraulic Civilizations
The geometry of water in landscapes
3. From Temenos to Physis
Sacred landscapes in Greece
4. Of villas and woods
Roman and barbarian landscapes
5. The rule of faith
6. Gardens of perspective
Architectural landscapes in the renaissance
7. The measure of reason
The constant of nature
9. Combustion and the exotic
Romantic landscapes as escape
222 landscapes of the twentieth century
11. Terrain Vague
Rediscovering meaning in the landscape
Towards a cultural revolution of nature
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