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1st Edition

Landscapes of Memory and Experience

Edited By

Jan Birksted

ISBN 9780419250708
Published October 20, 1994 by Taylor & Francis
288 Pages

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Book Description

It has been argued that the history of landscape and of gardens has been marginalized from the mainstream of art history and visual studies because of a lack of engagement with the theories, methods and concepts of these disciplines. This book explores possible ways out of this impasse in such a way that landscape studies would become pivotal through its theoretical advances, since landscape studies would challenge the underlying assumptions of traditional phenomenological theory. Thus the history and theory of twentieth-century landscape might not only once again share concepts and methods with contemporary art and design history, but might in turn influence them.
A complementary sequel to Relating Architecture to Landscape, this volume of essays explores further areas of interest and discussion in the landscape/architecture debate and offers contributions from a team of well-known researchers, teachers and writers. The choice of topics is wide-ranging and features case studies of modern and contemporary schemes from the USA, Far East and Australasia.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Landscape as Perspective. Chapter 1 - The Pommemorative Anatomy of a Colonial Park. Chapter 2 - A New Monument in a New Land. Chapter 3 - Carlo Scarpa: Built Memories. Chapter 4 - The Rational Point of View: Viollet-le-Duc and the Camera Lucida. Chapter 5 - Cezanne's Party. Chapter 6 - Subject to Circumstance, The Landscape of the French Lighthouse System. Chapter 7 - The Body in the Garden. Chapter 8 - Self, Scene and Action: The Final Chapter of Yuan Ye. Chapter 9 - The House of Light and Entropy: Inhabiting the American Desert. Chapter 10 - Landscape to Inscape: Topography as Ecclesiological Vision. Chapter 11 - Fluid Precision: Giacomo Della Porta and the Acqua Vergine fountains of Rome. Chapter 12 - New Projects for the City of Munster. Chapter 13 - The Villa d'Este Storyboard. Chapter 14 - The Splendid Effects of Architecture, and its Power to Affect the Mind.

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