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Ian Mcharg and the Search for Ideal Order

Ian McHarg and the Search for Ideal Order looks at the well-known and studied landscape architect, Ian McHarg, in a new light. The author explores McHarg's formative years, and investigates how his ideas developed in both their complexity and scale. As a precursor to McHarg's approach in hisinfluential book Design with Nature, this book offers new interpretations into his search for environmental order and outlines how his struggle to understand humanity's relationship to the environment in an era of rapid social and technological change reflects an ongoing challenge that landscape design has yet to fully resolve. This book will be of great interest to academics and researchers in landscape architectural history
Table Of Contents
Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART 1 Early affinities; 1 Experience and education; 2 Housing and humane cities; PART 2 The place of nature; 3 Space, time, and being; 4 First principles; 5 The House We Live In; 6 The Ecology of the City; 7 Towards a New Landscape; PART 3 Implementing order; 8 City and countryside; 9 Natural beauty; 10 Health and pathology; 11 Fit, fitting, and most fit; PART 4 The Patterns of paradise; 12 Pardisan; Bibliography; Index
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (307 pages).
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