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The City as Landscape: A Post-Postmodern View of Design and Planning

By: T Turner

248 pages, B/w photos, illus

Chapman & Hall (E & FN Spon)

Paperback | Dec 1995 | #48695 | ISBN: 0419204105
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About this book

Essays on new approaches to current problems in both landscape/environmental design and urban planning.


Preface. Theories. Post-postmodernism. Design and planning methods. 'A city is not a tree': it is a landscape. Patterns in use; footprints in the sand. Planning. GIS, structuralism, the birth, the death and the life of planning. CD-plans. Metaphorical plans. Eco-city plans. Urbanism. Architecture, language and the environment. Context and design. Deconstruction the constructive professions. The tragedy of feminine planning and design. Landscape design. The blood of philosopher-kings. Studio craft. Open space planning. Parks and boundless space. Harlequin space. Greenways an otherways. Reading Parc de la Villette. Gardens. Revolutions in the garden. Gardening with ideas. References. Index.

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