Publisher: LA+ 2017, ISBN: 9781941806593, Editor: Tatum Hands, Format: Paperback, 120pp, 298x216mm
LA+ WILD explores the concept of WILD and its role in design, large-scale habitat and species conservation, scientific research, the human psyche, and aesthetics. Wildness has long occupied a romantic and somewhat dormant position in the discussion of landscape theory and practice. However, it is no longer just a question of saving or protecting wilderness, but one of how we can design novel ecosystems that stimulate the emergence of new forms of biological and cultural diversity.
This issue of LA+ includes contributions drawn from disciplines as diverse as evolutionary ecology, biology, visual arts, bioengineering, landscape architecture, planning, architecture, climatology, environmental history, philosophy, and literature.
LA+ (Landscape Architecture Plus) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design is the first truly interdisciplinary journal of landscape architecture. Within its pages you will hear not only from designers, but also from historians, artists, lawyers, psychologists, ecologists, planners, scientists, philosophers, and many more besides. The aim of LA+ is to reveal connections and build collaborations between landscape architecture/urban design and other disciplines by exploring each issue's theme from multiple perspectives. The journal features a range of contribution types including essays, interviews, design criticism, graphic features, illustrations, and “provocations”: short-form pieces designed to provoke and inspire readers.
LA+ brings you a rich collection of contemporary thinkers and designers in two lavishly illustrated issues annually.