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LANDSCAPE AS URBANISM: A GENERAL THEORY. Charles Waldheim. Princeton University Press, 2016. 216 pp. with 155 ills. 25 x 19 cm. LC 2015-22445 ISBN 9780691167909 In English.
Publisher's description: It has become conventional to think of urbanism and landscape as opposing one another -- or to think of landscape as merely providing temporary relief from urban life as shaped by buildings and infrastructure. But, driven in part by environmental concerns, landscape has recently emerged as a model and medium for the city, with some theorists arguing that landscape architects are the urbanists of our age. In Landscape as Urbanism, one of the field's pioneers presents a powerful case for rethinking the city through landscape. Charles Waldheim traces the roots of landscape as a form of urbanism from its origins in the Renaissance through the twentieth century. Growing out of progressive architectural culture and populist environmentalism, the concept was further informed by the nineteenth-century invention of landscape architecture as a "new art" charged with reconciling the design of the industrial city with its ecological and social conditions. In the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, as urban planning shifted from design to social science, and as urban design committed to neotraditional models of town planning, landscape urbanism emerged to fill a void at the heart of the contemporary urban project.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1945 — Architecture, Landscape and Garden Design — Urban Planning
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 171214
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