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CARTOONING THE LANDSCAPE: CHIP SULLIVAN. University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, 2016. 238 pp. with 216 ills. (188 col.). 28 x 22 cm. ISBN 9780813939209 In English.
Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 171881. Publisher's description: One of the singular talents in landscape design, Chip Sullivan has shared his expertise through a seemingly unusual medium that, at second glance, makes perfect sense -- the comic strip. For years Sullivan entertained readers of Landscape Architecture Magazine with comic strips that ingeniously illustrated significant concepts and milestones in the creation of our landscapes. These strips gained a large following among architects and illustrators, and now those original works, as well as additional strips created just for this book, are collected in Cartooning the Landscape. Framed by a loose narrative in which a young man's search for wisdom is fulfilled by a comics shop owner who instructs him not only in the essentials of illustrating but in how to see, the book takes us on a whirlwind series of journeys. We visit the living sculptures of the Tree Circus on California's Highway 17, the vast network of tunnels and fortifications -- almost an underground city -- of France's Maginot Line, and take a trip through time that reveals undeniable parallels between the Emperor Hadrian's re-creation of the Elysian Fields and, of all things, the iconic theme parks of Walt Disney.
Artist(s):Sullivan, Chip
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-2000 — Drawing and Watercolor, Landscape and Garden Design
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 171882
Paperbound $29.95    

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