Modern Landscape Architecture A Critical Review

ISBN-10: 0262700514

ISBN-13: 9780262700511

Edition: 1993

Authors: Marc Treib

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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. During the 1930s Garrett Eckbo, Dan Kiley, and JamesRose began to integrate modernist architectural ideas into their work and to design a landscape more in accord with the life and sensibilities of their time. Together with Thomas Church, whose gardens provided the setting for California living, they laid the foundations for a modern American landscape design. This first critical assessment of modem landscape architecture brings together seminal articles from the 1930s and 1940s by Eckbo, Kiley, Rose, Fletcher Steele, and Christopher Tunnard, and includes contributions by contemporary writers and designers such as Peirce Lewis, Catherine Howett, John Dixon Hunt, Peter Walker, and Martha Schwartz who examine the historical and cultural framework within which modern landscape designers have worked. There are also essays by Lance Neckar, Reuben Rainey, Gregg Bleam, Michael Laurie, and Marc Treib that discuss the designs and legacy of the Americans Tunnard, Eckbo, Church, Kiley, and Robert Irwin. Dorotheacute;e Imbert takes up Pierre-Emile Legrain and French modernist gardens of the 1920s, and Thorbjouml;rn Andersson reviews experiments with stylized naturalism developed by Erik Glemme and others in the Stockholm park system. Marc Treib is Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley.
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 7/25/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 306
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.222
Language: English

Introduction
American Landscape Tastes
Modernism and American Landscape Architecture
Axioms for a Modern Landscape Architecture
Freedom in the Garden [1938]
Plants Dictate Garden Forms [1938]
Articulate Form in Landscape Design [1939]
Why Not Try Science? [1939]
Landscape Design in the Urban Environment [1939]
Landscape Design in the Rural Environment [1939]
Landscape Design in the Primeval Environment [1940]
A Model for Modernism: The Work and Influence of Pierre-Emile Legrain
New Pioneering in Garden Design [1930]
Erik Glemme and the Stockholm Park System
The Dialogue of Modern Landscape Architectuire With Its Past
Christopher Tunnard: The Garden in the Modern Landscape
Modern Gardens for Modern Houses: Reflections on Current Trends in Landscape Design [1942]
Thomas Church, California Gardens, and Public Landscapes
"Organic Form in the Humanized Landscape": Garrett Eckbo's Landscape for Living
Pilgrim's
Modern and Classical Themes in the Work of Dan Kiley
Selected Works and Comments by Dan Kiley
The Practice of Landscape Architecture in the Postwar United States
Landscape and Common Culture Since Modernism
Pointing a Finger at the Moon: The Work of Robert Irwin
Epilogue
Index
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