Historical Ground: The Role of History in Contemporary Landscape Architecture
by John Dixon Hunt (9780415814133)

Historical Ground: The Role of History in Contemporary Landscape Architecture
 
John Dixon Hunt
Release Date: 14 February 2014
Format: Paperback
Pages: 184
Category: Landscape Art & Architecture
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
ISBN: 9780415814133
ISBN-10: 0415814138



Historical Ground investigates how contemporary landscape architecture invokes and displays the history of a site. In the light of modernism’s neglect of history, these essays by John Dixon Hunt explore how, in fact, designers do attach importance to how a location manifests its past.





The process involves, on the one hand, registering how geography, topography and climate determine design and, on the other, how history discovered or even created for a site can structure its design and its reception. History can be evident, exploited, invented or feigned – it can be original or a new history which becomes part of how we view a place.





Landscapes discussed in this book come from across Europe and the United States, highlighting the work of designers who have drawn from site history in their design, or have purposefully created their own historical account of the location. The author explores not just the historical past, but how new ground can be given a life and a future.



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