"Radical Landscapes" presents over 60 projects by forward-looking landscape designers. Their use of innovative materials, unusual plants and unexpected forms offers alternative solutions to garden, backyard or outdoor space design. The book is organized into seven themes: light and colour, movement, order and objects, interaction, new contexts, urban interventions, and narrative. Each chapter is illustrated with works by designers and architects such as Fernando Garuncho, Kathryn Gustafson, Hiroki Hasegawa, Walter Hood and Adriaan Geuze.
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Jane Amidon holds a master's degree in landscape architecture from Harvard's Graduate School of Design. She worked closely with Dan Kiley, America's master landscape architect, for over five years and co-authored Dan Kiley in His Own Words.From Library Journal:
A practicing landscape architect, Amidon (coauthor, Dan Kiley: The Complete Works of America's Master Landscape Architect, Bulfinch, 1999) surveys a variety of contemporary built landscapes in 15 countries, grouped under seven themes that are each explained in a scholarly essay. What makes these diverse projects so "radical"? They all confound conventional expectations of places like atria, parks, gardens, campuses, airports, private yards, flower shows, or expositions. As consistent alternate visions, each is thought-provoking, even inspirational, and some designs like the pools and fountains managing stormwater at the Sydney Olympic Games site may influence other ecological rescue projects. Hundreds of excellent captioned illustrations help the reader comprehend these designs; detailed project credits are included. Recommended for academic libraries supporting landscape architecture programs. David R. Conn, Surrey P.L., BC
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Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11050028427X
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 050028427X
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX050028427X