Throughout the 19th century, a number of American architects advocated simplicity in design, yet the period is often associated with historical styles and profuse ornament.
I have been researching late 19th and early 20th century landscape architectural practices in the United States, with an emphasis on the career of Warren Manning (1860-1938). Manning undertook a broad range of work which included small gardens, park systems, cities, as well as a plan for the entire United States.
The past two decades have witnessed a resurgence of ecological ideas and ecological thinking in discussions of urbanism, society, culture, and design. The field of ecology has moved from classical determinism and a reductionist Newtonian concern with stability, certainty, and order in favor of more contemporary understandings of dynamic systemic change.
Pressing Matters II Introduction.
Housing planners around the world are looking for new policy, design, and delivery models for social housing–loosely defined as subsidized housing for low-income households. This multi-continent super-studio will look at the potential for rethinking and re-linking social housing policy, programs, and designs in Brazil (Sao Paulo: Professor Rose), China (Beijing: Professor Al), and Canada (Toronto: Mr.
Applied Research & Design Publishing, an imprint of ORO Editions, 2017
Dynamic Patterns: Visualizing Landscapes in a Digital Age
Karen M'Closkey and Keith VanDerSys
The City That Never Was
Princeton Architectural Press, 2016
The Landscape Imagination: Collected Essays of James Corner 1990-2010
Edited by James Corner & Alison Bick Hirsch
Princeton Architectural Press, 2014