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Transformative Ground A Field Guide to the Post-Industrial Landscape

By Ross Mclean Copyright 2019
    234 Pages 129 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    234 Pages 129 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Aimed at students and instructors, alongside practitioners and researchers, in landscape architecture and its allied disciplinary fields, this book provides the reader with a clear framework of theoretical and practical considerations for interpreting and designing post-industrial landscapes. One of the biggest contemporary challenges currently faced in the profession is how to effectively understand and work with the transformational possibilities of post-industrial landscapes, while negotiating significant spatial challenges, such as degradation and fragmentation.

    Transformative Ground: A Field Guide to the Post-Industrial Landscape presents a range of theoretical perspectives and practical approaches, offering a broad scope of contemporary design strategies that deal with post-industrial landscapes. Through a series of thematic chapters, allied with precedents from leading design offices, this book identifies how the context of post-industrial landscapes has compelled shifts in fundamental ideas that underpin landscape design. As a richly illustrated account of this transformative ground, this book provides a must-have guide to help you reimagine the post-industrial landscape.

    Chapter 1 Relinquishing Control

    Chapter 2 The Agency of the Wild

    Chapter 3 A Menacing Dragon

    Chapter 4 The Entanglement

    Chapter 5 Everyday Aesthetics

    Chapter 6 Transitional Urbanism

    Chapter 7 The Mesh and the Matrix

    Chapter 8 Relational Scales

    Chapter 9 Enlivened Temporality


    Ross Mclean is a Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the University of Edinburgh, UK.