People In A Landscape : 9780133866407

People In A Landscape

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For courses in Landscape Design and Planning, Environmental/Ecological Planning, City and Regional Planning.

  • Taking a broad, ecological view of landscape at the continental and world scale, this innovative text considers how politics, government, etc. relate to Mother Nature, explains how the processes and products of that interaction are gradually destroying her, and offers suggestions for gaining deeper insights into the problem, and for developing more creative, effective and ecological management solutions.
  • NOTE: Garrett Eckbo is the world's most famous landscape architect and is the modern day father of this field. Eckbo is to his field what Frank Lloyd Wright was to architecture.

Table of contents

 1. The World According to Garrett Eckbo.

 2. Futurology.

 3. How We See the World: Ecology, Society, and Design.

 4. Social Landscape Poetics.

 5. State of the World.

 6. Contextualism.

 7. Density.

 8. Accumulation.

 9. Ecological Boundaries, Borders, and Visual Scales.

10. The American Way.

11. Democracy.

12. Urban Culture.

13. Social and Environmental Activism.

14. Nature plus Society Equals Environment.

15. Culture and Nature.

16. The Power Pyramid of Design.

17. Players in Planning and Design.

18. Urban Design — Urban or Urbane?

19. Professional Designers versus Political Activists.

20. Nationalism and Ecological Reconstruction.

21. Regional Planning.

22. State and Open Space Planning in California.

23. Regional Spatial Design.

24. Design Process.

25. Spatial Composition from a Greater Vocabulary.

26. Science and Art.

27. Comparison of Architecture Theory to Landscape Theory.

28. Planning: Putting Away the Dart Boards.

29. Developing Cities and New Towns.

30. Land and People.

31. A Plan, A Plan, A Plan.

32. Landscape as Objet d'Art.

33. Construction; Parasite on Nature.

34. A Crisis Is Brewing; What to Do!

35. New Attitudes: Experiencing the Environment.

36. The Good Designer.

37. Calls for Action.

38. The New Age of Landscapes.

39. Design and Nature.

40. The Design Professional in Ecological World Reconstruction.

41. The Academy of Ecological-Environmental Design and Planning.

42. The CEQ and CSA.

43. Overpopulation, Overurbanization, Overindustrialization, and Visions.

44. Integration of Technology and Nature.

45. How Does the World Work?

46. Building a Brave New World.

47. Brave New World for Whom?

48. Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier.

49. Survey of Literature.



Features & benefits
  • Explores the concept that there is conflict and collision worldwide among groups whose goals are basically similar until they find themselves occupying the same territory. Pg.___
    • Explains that past and present traditions and policies have resulted in overpopulation and environmental overuse and abuse — “. . .  too many children — and too many squabbles and wars among them — have generated so much destruction, in both process and product, that new ecological management teams and concepts are badly needed.” Suggests how those teams should approach the problem — from local to world-wide. Pg.___

  • Focuses on several basic questions:
    • How and why are decisions made about changes in man-made environments? Pg.___

    • How do they relate to natural ecological environment- shaping processes? Pg.___

    • How can they be made or persuaded to perform better ecologically, socially, and aesthetically? Pg.___

  • Considers the world as it is and might be — focusing on how both human society and the ecology can become stronger and healthier.
    • Offers an analysis of quantity and quality. Pg.___

    • Explores potentialities. Pg.___

  • Examines what's involved in building a new world — focusing on the constructive integration of human urban culture and the ecologies of nature.
    • Considers what to do — processes and products. Pg.___

    • Looks at the specific interrelationships of space, culture, and ecology. Pg.___

  • Explores the landscape as objet d'art — a vision of a healthy society integrated with a healthy ecology. Pg.___