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Be Seated

Be Seated

By (author) Laurie Olin


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  • With never before seen watercolour and ink sketches from the archival works of renowned Landscape Architect, Laurie Olin
  • Featuring sketches of iconic public spaces from around the globe, including: Paris, New York, Italy, and Asia
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In Be Seated, Laurie Olin writes of his long-standing interest in public seating in parks and civic spaces. He shares his insights into seemingly ordinary elements of these places, and how they intersect with our individual lives and experiences. An expert treatise on a niche topic, Olin’s analysis of the importance of public seating goes beyond their aesthetic or comfort value. He explores how public seating influences our social conduct, our role as citizens, and our establishment of place and community.

About the Author
Landscape architect Laurie Olin lives in Philadelphia where he has taught at the University of Pennsylvania for forty years. His award winning designs include Bryant Park in New York, The Getty Center in Los Angeles, and the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia.
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ORO Editions
19th Oct 2017
World excluding USA, Canada, Australasia & Asia (except Japan; China non-exclusive)
228 mm x 177 mm
200 Pages
200 color
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