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Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates: Reconstructing Urban Landscapes
 

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates: Reconstructing Urban Landscapes (Hardback)

Edited by Berrizbeitia, Anita
Introduction by Goldberger, Paul
Contributions by Amidon, Jane
Contributions by Blum, Andrew
Contributions by Carr, Ethan

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Instilling a poetics of place is a goal of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA), the famous landscape design firm that has created successful public spaces in some of the country's most challenging urban sites. In these locations, nature offers not so much an escape from cit...y living as a teasing dialogue with built structures. The whole experience is aimed, as critic Paul Goldberger notes, to make you see everything, city and nature alike, with a striking intensity .Richly illustrated and handsomely designed, this is the first publication to explore a wide range of MVVA's projects, focusing on the firm's trend toward sites requiring complex technological solutions. Leading critics and historians look at twelve projects, dating from 1992 to the present, and each presenting a challenge - such as contamination, isolation, and lengthy public approval proceedings. They explore the process through which the firm researches such issues and how solutions are embedded in the final aesthetics and spatial structure of the sites.
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ISBN 9780300135855
Released NZ 15 Jun 2009
Publisher Yale University Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780300135855
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Yale University Press
Imprint Yale University Press
Released 15 Jun 2009
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Berrizbeitia, Anita
Introduction by Goldberger, Paul
Contributions by Amidon, Jane
Contributions by Blum, Andrew
Contributions by Carr, Ethan
Category City & Town Planning - Architectural Aspects
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 191mm
Height: 279mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 711.4
Weight 1,610g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Architecture
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education

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