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THE COURSE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

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Una magistrale ed estremamente ambiziosa nuova interpretazione dell’intervento umano sul paesaggio, dai tempi antichi ad oggi..

The course of landscape architecture

Introduction
Imagining Nature as Landscape

1. Roots
On the origins of landscapes
Case study: Avebury

2. Hydraulic Civilizations
The geometry of water in landscapes
Case study: The Faiyum oasis

3. From Temenos to Physis
Sacred landscapes in Greece
Case study: Delphi

4. Of villas and woods
Roman and barbarian landscapes
Case study: Hadrian’s Villa

5. The rule of faith
Case study: Santa Maria de Poblet

6. Gardens of perspective
Architectural landscapes in the renaissance
Case study: Villa Lante

7. The measure of reason
Case study: Vaux le Vicomte

8. Gravity
The constant of nature
Case study: Rousham

9. Combustion and the exotic
Romantic landscapes as escape
Case study: Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

10. Acceleration
222 landscapes of the twentieth century
Case study: Parc de la Villette

11. Terrain Vague
Case study: Prospect Cottage

12. Topology
Rediscovering meaning in the landscape
Case study: Sigirino Mound

Afterword
Towards a cultural revolution of nature

Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Sources of illustrations
Index

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