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FOOD AND THE CITY: HISTORIES OF CULTURE AND CULTIVATION. Ed. by Dorothee Imbert. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C., 2015. Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture, 36. Distributed by Harvard University Press, Cambridge. 384 pp. with 189 ills. (76 col.). 28 x 23 cm. LC 2014-23495 ISBN 9780884024040 In English.
Publisher's description: Food and the City explores the physical, social, and political relations between the production of food and urban settlements. Its thirteen essays discuss the multiple scales and ideologies of productive landscapes--from market gardens in sixteenth-century Paris to polder planning near mid-twentieth century Amsterdam to opportunistic agriculture in today's Global South--and underscore the symbiotic connection between productive landscape and urban form across times and geographies. The physical proximity of fruit and vegetable production to urban consumers in pre-revolutionary Paris, or the distribution of fish in Imperial Edo, was an essential factor in shaping both city and surroundings. Colonial expansion and modernist planning stressed the essential relation between urbanism and food production, at the scales of both the garden and agriculture. This volume offers a variety of perspectives--from landscape and architectural history to geography--to connect the garden, market, city, and beyond through the lenses of modernism, technology, scale, social justice, and fashion. Essays on the Fascist new settlements in Ethiopia, Le Corbusier_s Radiant Farm and views on rural France, the urban farms in Israel, and the desakota landscape of the Pearl River Delta, to name a few, will appeal to those concerned with urban, landscape, and architectural studies.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Architecture, Landscape and Garden Design
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 167168
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