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Transformative Ground: A Field Guide to the Post-Industrial Landscape

Ross Mclean (University of Edinburgh, UK)



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17 September 2019
Landscape art & architecture; City & town planning - architectural aspects; Urban communities; Human geography; Urban & municipal planning
Aimed at students and instructors, alongside practitioners and researchers, in landscape architecture and its allied disciplinary fields, this book provides the reader with a clear framework of theoretical and practical considerations for interpreting and designing post-industrial landscapes. One of the biggest contemporary challenges currently faced in the profession is how to effectively understand and work with the transformational possibilities of post-industrial landscapes, while negotiating significant spatial challenges, such as degradation and fragmentation.

Transformative Ground: A Field Guide to the Post-Industrial Landscape presents a range of theoretical perspectives and practical approaches, offering a broad scope of contemporary design strategies that deal with post-industrial landscapes. Through a series of thematic chapters, allied with precedents from leading design offices, this book identifies how the context of post-industrial landscapes has compelled shifts in fundamental ideas that underpin landscape design. As a richly illustrated account of this transformative ground, this book provides a must-have guide to help you reimagine the post-industrial landscape.
By:   Ross Mclean (University of Edinburgh UK)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   526g
ISBN:   9781138308312
ISBN 10:   1138308315
Pages:   222
Publication Date:   17 September 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Chapter 1 Relinquishing Control Chapter 2 The Agency of the Wild Chapter 3 A Menacing Dragon Chapter 4 The Entanglement Chapter 5 Everyday Aesthetics Chapter 6 Transitional Urbanism Chapter 7 The Mesh and the Matrix Chapter 8 Relational Scales Chapter 9 Enlivened Temporality

Ross Mclean is a Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

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