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The Design of Productive Landscapes, 1st Edition

By Phoebe Lickwar, Roxi Thoren


316 pages | 174 B/W Illus.

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‘Farmscape: The Design of Productive Landscapes situates agriculture as a design practice, using a wide range of international case studies and analytical essays to propose lessons for contemporary landscape architects who are interested in integrating agriculture into their designs. Agricultural processes, technologies, and cycles have long shaped landscape architectural projects, from the ornamented farm of the eighteenth century, to contemporary projects that integrate agriculture and ecological restoration. The book describes the history of agriculture within landscape architecture, and reveals the diversity of current design practices that use the rhythms and forms of agriculture to create productive farms that are also sites of beauty, community, ecological conservation, remediation, and pleasure. Highly illustrated in full colour, this book provides essential context, resources and best practice examples of rural and periurban designed sites for professionals and students alike.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Productivity Redefined 2. Woburn Farm, UK 3. Middleton Place, USA 4. Montpelier, USA 5. Gartner-Lehranstalt, Germany 6. Moraine Farm, USA 7. Merchiston Farm, USA 8. Welwyn Garden City, UK 9. Ziebigk, Germany 10. Naerum Allotment Gardens, Denmark 11. Green Gulch Farm Zen Centre, USA 12. Village Homes, USA 13. Xochimilco Ecological Park, Mexico 14. Winslow Farm Conservancy, USA 15. Shenyang Architectural University Campus, China 16. Casablanca I & II, Chile 17. Overlook Farm, USA 18. Shifting Agriculture 19. Operationalizing the Farmscape 20. Resources Bibliography. Index

About the Authors

Phoebe Lickwar is Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Arkansas, USA and Founder and Principal of Forge Landscape Architecture.

Roxi Thoren is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon, USA, where she teaches urban design, ecological urbanism and professional practice.

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