fieldwork: landscape architecture europe

Fieldwork: Landscape Architecture Europe

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Publisher: Birkhauser-Verlag fur Architektur, Basel, in association with Landscape Architecture Europe Foundation Editor: Foundation Landscape Architecture Europe ISBN: 9783764375089 Format: Hardcover, 253pp , 330x250 mm

Europeans today no longer develop their cities on virgin land, but on former agricultural land. The European answer to the how of the progressive urbanization of the landscape is therefore: we work in and with the field.

Fieldwork presents 42 groundbreaking landscape architecture projects from Dublin to Athens, whose authors have done sensitive fieldwork, with sensitivity to materials and details, respect for customs and mentalities, and pleasure in the play of their own powers of invention.

The projects are supplemented by seven essays on European cartography, the cultivated landscape, the intellectual history of landscape architecture, the development of suburbia, the profession, and pioneers in the field. The projects and texts have been selected by an independent jury of practicing landscape architects from various European countries, edited by a team of experienced European experts in the field, and abundantly illustrated and luxuriously presented by the makers of the successful Dutch Yearbook Landscape Architecture and Town Planning.