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Paul Shepheard's previous book, What is Architecture?, was about making real, material things in the world -- landscapes, buildings, and machines. The Cultivated Wilderness is about those landscapes, and about the strategies that govern what we've done in shaping them.In the author's words, this book is about "seeing things that are too big to see." His emphasis on strategy makes landscape fundamental -- he says that every architectural move is set in a landscape. Norman England, for example, was constructed as a network of strong points, in a strategy of occupation. The eighteenth-century grid cities of the New World reflect a strategy of reason. Our current strategy is the economic exploitation of the Earth, an intricately woven blanket of commerce that covers up a multitude of other possibilities, many other ways to treat the surface of the globe -- some of which are the landscapes revealed in this book.In a series of first-person narratives, reminiscent of his last book, the author pairs six landscapes, in order of descending scale from global to local, from the seven wonders of the ancient world to the condensed destruction of World War I's Western Front. In an engaging style, Shepheard takes the reader on an odyssey through these landscapes, meeting people and seeing places. He states that now, at the end of a century in which the appropriate landscape was sought but never found, the strategy of turning the land to profit is under review -- and offers this book as his contribution to that review.
Über den Autor: Paul Shepheard is an architect living in London.
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, 1997. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP87563680
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, 1997. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP37055706
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press. Paperback. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good: Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2666854946
Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, 1997. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001338201
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Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. The Cultivated Wilderness: Or, What is Landscape? (Graham Foundation / MIT Press Series in Contemporary Architectural Discourse). Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU0363601
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Buchbeschreibung The MIT Press, 1997. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9345521
Buchbeschreibung MIT Press, 1997. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Book in near fine condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-15098840684