Introduction by Michael Conan
Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2010, English
Nonfiction, Landscape Design
10.75 x 9.5 inches, hardcover, 272 pages, 18 black-and-white and 215 color illustrations
ISBN: 9780300156584
Suggested Retail Price: $65.00

From the Publisher. This book presents Balmori’s most complete vision yet of the theory and practice of urban landscape design as a discipline that combines the science of ecology with the formal aspects of aesthetics. Here, Balmori advocates a new formal language that reflects a philosophical shift in our traditional understanding of nature, along with “realignments” in how humans relate to nature and live in our world today, changes that will shape the livable city of the future. A Landscape Manifesto includes discussions of urban ecology, environmental conservation, and environmentally beneficial building techniques. Projects by Balmori Associates, which include the Memphis Riverfront and a port area newly reclaimed by the Guggenheim Bilbao, illuminate Balmori’s innovations.

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