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In Large Parks, editors Julia Czerniak and George Hargreaves present eight essays by leading scholars and practitioners that engage large urban parks in depth as complex cultural spaces, where key issues of landscape discourse, ecological challenges, social history, urban relations, and place-making are writ large. From historic parks such as New York??'s Central Park and Paris??'s Bois de Boulogne to contemporary projects such as Toronto??'s Downsview Park and Staten Island's Fresh Kills, to newly unveiled and yet-to-bebuilt projects such as Ken Smith??'s ambitious plans for the Orange County Great Park, Large Parks highlights the complexities and unique considerations that go into designing these massive and culturally significant works.

Synopsis:

The discipline of landscape architecture encompasses many typologies, from domestic gardens and neighborhood playgrounds to urban designs and state parks. Most critical studies of the discipline tend to approach it from a historical or contemporary perspective organized around criteria such as built versus unbuilt, urban versus peripheral, or competition-sponsored versus commission-based. Very few analyses have been undertaken from the seemingly obvious jumping-off point of size. In Large Parks, Julia Czerniak and George Hargreaves present eight essays by leading scholars and practitioners that engage large urban parks in depth as complex cultural spaces, where key issues oflandscape discourse, ecological challenges, social history, urban relations, and place-making are writ large.

From historic parks such as New York's Central Park and Paris's Bois de Boulogne to contemporary projects such as Toronto's Downsview Park and Staten Island's Fresh Kills, to newly unveiled and yet-to-be-built projects such as Ken Smith's ambitious plans for the Orange County Great Park, Large Parks highlights the complexities and unique considerations that go into designing these massive and culturally significant works.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568986241
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Subject:
General
Foreword by:
Corner, James
Foreword:
Corner, James
Editor:
Czerniak, Julia
Editor:
Hargreaves, George
Author:
Czerniak, Julia
Author:
Julia, Czerniak
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Parks
Subject:
Landscape ecology
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Architecture-Landscape Architecture
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
255
Dimensions:
8.96x6.24x.72 in. 1.29 lbs.

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Product details 255 pages Princeton Architectural Press - English 9781568986241 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The discipline of landscape architecture encompasses many typologies, from domestic gardens and neighborhood playgrounds to urban designs and state parks. Most critical studies of the discipline tend to approach it from a historical or contemporary perspective organized around criteria such as built versus unbuilt, urban versus peripheral, or competition-sponsored versus commission-based. Very few analyses have been undertaken from the seemingly obvious jumping-off point of size. In Large Parks, Julia Czerniak and George Hargreaves present eight essays by leading scholars and practitioners that engage large urban parks in depth as complex cultural spaces, where key issues oflandscape discourse, ecological challenges, social history, urban relations, and place-making are writ large.

From historic parks such as New York's Central Park and Paris's Bois de Boulogne to contemporary projects such as Toronto's Downsview Park and Staten Island's Fresh Kills, to newly unveiled and yet-to-be-built projects such as Ken Smith's ambitious plans for the Orange County Great Park, Large Parks highlights the complexities and unique considerations that go into designing these massive and culturally significant works.

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