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Routledge research companion to landscape architecture, edited by Ellen Braae and Henriette Steiner

"The Routledge Research Companion to Landscape Architecture considers landscape architecture's increasingly important cultural, aesthetic and ecological role today. The volume reflects topical concerns in theoretical, historical, philosophical and practice-related research in landscape architecture - research that reflects our relationship with what has traditionally been called 'nature'. It does so at a time when questions about the use of global resources and understanding the links between human and non-human worlds are more crucial than ever. The twenty-five chapters of this edited collection bring together significant positions in current landscape architecture research under five broad themes - History, Sites and Heritage, City and Nature, Ethics and Sustainability, Knowledge and Practice - supplemented with a discussion of landscape architecture education. Prominent contributors from landscape architecture and adjacent fields including Tom Avermaete, Jane Wolff, Gareth Doherty, Matthew Gandy, Christophe Girot, Ottmar Ette and Anne Whiston Spirn, as well as up-and-coming researchers, seek to widen, fuel and frame critical discussion in this growing area. They do so by investigating recurrent motifs as well as slippages and ruptures in the historical development of landscape architecture and by paying particular attention to current concerns. A significant contribution to landscape architecture research, this book will be beneficial not only to students and academics in landscape architecture, but also to scholars in related fields such as history, architecture and social studies"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Culture, nature : a punkt in space -- Renaissance gardens : topicality and the scene of nature -- The birth of landscape from the spirit of theory : Alexander von Humboldt's artistic and scientific American travel journals -- Historicizing the view from below : aerial photography and the emergence of a social conception of space -- Beyond innocence : the norms and forms of colonial urban landscapes -- Scenes from an anthropocenic archive -- Transareal excursions into landscape of fragility and endurance : a contemporary interpretation of Alexander von Humboldt's mobile science -- Smart nature? Views from the cyborg tree -- "Cloudism" : towards a new culture of making landscapes -- The Marnas digital archive : exploring practice, theory, and place in space and time -- The vertical and the horizontal : combining ethnographic an geographic methods in understanding landscape -- Toward a somatology of landscape : anthropological multinaturalism and the natural world -- Designing landscapes of entanglement -- Enlarging the urban orchestra : re-thinking current approaches to landscape architecture -- City, nature, infrastructure : a brief lexicon -- Urgent interventions needed at the territorial scale-now more than ever -- Landscape architecture and social sustainability in an age of uncertainty : the need for an ethical debate -- Coupling environmental and sociocultural sustainability for better design : a case study of emirati neighbourhoods and landscape -- Planning with heritage : a critical debate across landscape architecture practice and heritage theory -- The case to save socialist space : Soviet residential landscapes under threat of extinction -- Imaginaries in landscape architecture -- Whose city is it? Public space as agent of change in marginalized settlements in Buenos Aires -- Khôrographos : space-scripting -- Towards new research methodologies in design : shifting inquiry away from the unequivocal towards the ambiguous -- Conversation on education
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non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (381 pages)
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