Taking Measures Across the American Landscape

Taking Measures Across the American Landscape

James Corner, internationally renowned landscape architect and forerunner of the landscape urbanism movement, was author in 1996 of Taking Measures Across the American Landscape, an exploration of American types of landscapes through essays and map drawings by Corner and aerial photos taken by Alex McLean.

“The techniques of representation are never neutral and architecture’s abstract means of imagining and realizing form leave their traces on the work. To understand representation as technique (in Foucault’s broader sense of techne) is therefore to pay attention to the paradoxical character of a discipline that operates to organize and transform material reality, but must do so at a distance, and through highly abstract means.”

Stan Allen – Practice: Architecture, Technique and Representation (2000)
James Corner, Alex S. MacLean.

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