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Melbourne, Scott Jennings

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The Landscape Architecture of Peter Walker

BIRKHÄUSER

    49,95 € / $57.99 / £45.50*

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    Publication Date:
    2020
    Copyright year:
    2020
    To be published:
    March 2020
    ISBN
    978-3-0356-1583-8
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    Overview

    • A critical appraisal of one of the most influential landscape architects
    • The photos, plans and diagrams were specifically prepared for this publication
    • 38 selected works from North America, Europe and Asia are documented

    Aims and Scope

    Peter Walker, born in 1932, is one of the most seminal and prolific figures in contemporary landscape design – both as a teacher and as practitioner. His career now spans six decades. Amongst his best-known works are Nasher Sculpture Garden in Dallas, Novartis Campus in Basel and the September 11 Memorial in New York. His "generous landscapes" are characterized by minimalist forms and regularly repeated elements that result in an almost Baroque impression. Theses spaces are classical but also entirely modern. Scott Melbourne’s review looks at this unique oeuvre in retrospective and pays close attention to how Walker’s urban squares and parks have fared over time. He studies the main design features and provides a comparative analysis of their effects.

    Details

    27.0 x 21.0 cm
    176 pages
    40 Fig.
    BIRKHÄUSER
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph
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    Scott Melbourne, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Hong Kong

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