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The Modern Architectural Landscape

The Modern Architectural Landscape

The Modern Architectural Landscape


Constant, Caroline.

Minnesota 2012

Book ID: 93512

In The Modern Architectural Landscape Caroline Constant examines diverse approaches to landscape in the work of architects practicing in Europe and the United States between 1915 and the mid-1980s. Case studies explore landscapes in the public realm rather than the private garden, which had been a primary focus of much Western landscape theory and practice during the early decades of the century. These examples do more than accommodate the functional needs of the evolving mass society in parks, playgrounds, and places of assembly; they give formal expression to the social and political ideologies of the Modern Movement, engaging the symbolic potential of the modern landscape, particularly its ability to take on new, more democratic forms of social organization.

344 pp., b&w illus.