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Modern Landscape Architecture : A Critical Review - Marc Treib

Modern Landscape Architecture

A Critical Review

By: Marc Treib (Editor)

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These twenty-two essays provide a rich forum for assessing the tenets, accomplishments, and limits of modernism in landscape architecture, and for formulating ideas about possible directions for the future of the discipline. "Modern Landscape Architecture" brings together seminal articles from the 1930s and 1940s by Garrett Eckbo, Dan Kiley, James Rose, Fletcher Steele, and Christopher Tunnard, while contemporary writers and designers such as Pierce Lewis, Catherine Howett, John Dixon Hunt, Peter Walker, and Martha Schwartz examine the historical and cultural framework within which modern landscape designers have worked.

"A comprehensive contribution to recent critical literature addressing a previously neglected period, Modern Landscape Architecture's richness lies in the quality and diversity of the viewpoints of its contributors, which together offer a three-dimensional picture of the period. An important resource for serious researchers of the role played by the United States in the development of a modern landscape architecture, this is also a book to be dipped into with great pleasure, sampling here and there." Elsa Leviseur, Architectural Review

Introduction
American Landscape Tastesp. 2
Modernism and American Landscape Architecturep. 18
Axioms for a Modern Landscape Architecturep. 36
Freedom in the Garden [1938]p. 68
Plants Dictate Garden Forms [1938]p. 72
Articulate Form in Landscape Design [1939]p. 73
Why Not Try Science? [1939]p. 76
Landscape Design in the Urban Environment [1939]p. 78
Landscape Design in the Rural Environment [1939]p. 83
Landscape Design in the Primeval Environment [1940]p. 88
A Model for Modernism: The Work and Influence of Pierre-Emile Legrainp. 92
New Pioneering in Garden Design [1930]p. 108
Erik Glemme and the Stockholm Park Systemp. 114
The Dialogue of Modern Landscape Architectuire With Its Pastp. 134
Christopher Tunnard: The Garden in the Modern Landscapep. 144
Modern Gardens for Modern Houses: Reflections on Current Trends in Landscape Design [1942]p. 159
Thomas Church, California Gardens, and Public Landscapesp. 166
"Organic Form in the Humanized Landscape": Garrett Eckbo's Landscape for Livingp. 180
Pilgrim'sp. 206
Modern and Classical Themes in the Work of Dan Kileyp. 220
Selected Works and Comments by Dan Kileyp. 240
The Practice of Landscape Architecture in the Postwar United Statesp. 250
Landscape and Common Culture Since Modernismp. 260
Pointing a Finger at the Moon: The Work of Robert Irwinp. 266
Epiloguep. 286
Indexp. 290
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ISBN: 9780262700511
ISBN-10: 0262700514
Series: Modern Landscape Architecture
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 306
Published: 5th September 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.89
Edition Type: New edition