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The Architecture of Landscape, 1940-1960by Marc Treib
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Following the end of World War II, the primary tasks for many countries were land clearance, reformation, and reconstruction, as well as the reestablishment of functioning infrastructures. These social and environmental concerns, with parallel developments in the fine arts, fostered many of the twentieth century's most consequential developments in landscape design and architecture, and set the course that we still follow to a large degree today.
The Architecture of Landscape, 1940-1960 provides a groundbreaking collection of worldwide perspectives on this vital and underappreciated era of landscape architecture. It is also the first critical assessment of this period, with information and insight previously unavailable to English-language readers.
With over two hundred illustrations in ten essays by noted historians and theorists from around the world, The Architecture of Landscape, 1940-1960 offers a comprehensive analysis of landscape architecture during an epoch when geographic limits became less important than a sense of world development and an international community of values and design ideas. In this sense, it is a landmark publication.
Contributors include Thorbjörn Andersson, Malene Hauxner, Alan Powers, Dorothée Imbert, Gert Gröning, Catherine Howett, Dianne Harris, Rossana Vaccarino, and Philip Goad.
"The Architecture of Landscape, 1940-1960, edited by Marc Treib, presents the city as an organism, capable of healthy growth but susceptible to illness." Lauren Porcaro, The New Yorker
"The Architecture of Landscape, 1940-1960" provides a groundbreaking collection of worldwide perspectives on a vital and underappreciated era of landscape architecture. It is also the first critical assessment of this period, with information and insight previously unavailable to English-language readers.
About the Author
Marc Treib is Professor of Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of Space Calculated in Seconds, and the editor of numerous volumes including Modern Landscape Architecture: A Critical Review, and An Everyday Modernism: The Houses of William Wurster.
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