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The Shape of Land
The Shape of Land
The Shape of Land
The Shape of Land
The Shape of Land
The Shape of Land
The Shape of Land
The Shape of Land

The Shape of Land

Topography & Landscape Architecture

By (author) Marc Treib

£45.00

Publishing 10th Apr 2023
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    • The first book to address the role and aesthetic potential of shaping the land as the basic act of making landscape architecture and gardens
    • The essays range in content from pre-industrial precedents in the work of Humphry Repton to new digital topographic modelling systems without the use of contour lines, the treatment of waste products to the land art of the American Southwest
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    The Shape of the Land: Topography & Landscape Architecture — the first book to centre on this subject — presents the contributions of 13 well-known practitioners and academics who discuss the forms and ramifications of reconfiguring terrain. The essays range in content from pre-industrial precedents in the work of Humphry Repton to new digital topographic modelling systems without the use of contour lines, the treatment of waste products to the land art of the American Southwest.

    Practicing landscape architects focusing on the modelling of topography in the works considering both utility and aesthetics. In all, the book reviews the history, reasons, and results of at least three centuries of topographic interventions, while suggesting pathways into the future — as new technology and new necessities increase the functional demands placed upon landscape architects, while at the same time potentially offering new forms of artistic expression.

    About the Author

    Marc Treib, Professor of Architecture Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, is a historian and critic of landscape and architecture who has published widely on modern and historical subjects in the United States, Japan, and Scandinavia. Books published by ORO Editions include Landscapes of Modern Architecture; Austere Gardens; The Landscapes of Georges Descombes: Doing Almost Nothing; and Thinking a Modern Landscape Architecture, West and East, and more recently The Aesthetics of Contemporary Planting Design and Serious Fun: The Landscapes of Claude Cormier.

    Other contributors: Stephen Daniels, Georges Descombes, Adriaan Geuze, Jennifer Guthrie,Kathleen John-Alder, Ana Kučan, Karl Kullmann, José Miguel Lameiras, David Meyer, Elissa Rosenberg, Bas Smets and Laura Solano.

    Specifications
    Publisher
    ORO Editions
    ISBN
    9781957183244
    Publish date
    10th Apr 2023
    Binding
    Hardback
    Territory
    World excluding USA, Canada, Australasia & Asia (except Japan; China non-exclusive)
    Size
    254 mm x 254 mm
    Pages
    288 Pages
    Illustrations
    200 color
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