The Landscape Imagination - The Collected Essays of James Corner

Author(s): James Corner

landscape architecture | Princeton Architectural Press | theory and history

Over the past two decades, James Corner has reinvented the field of landscape architecture. His highly influential writings of the 1990s-included in our bestselling Recovering Landscape -together with a post-millennial series of built projects, such as New York's celebrated High Line, prove that the best way to address the problems facing our cities is to embrace their industrial past. Collecting Corner's written scholarship from the early 1990s through 2010, The Landscape Imagination addresses critical issues in landscape architecture and reflects on how his writings have informed the built work of his thriving New York- based practice, Field Operations.

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James Corner is founder of James Corner Field Operations, a landscape architecture & urban design studio. He is also professor and chair (2000-2012) of landscape and urbanism at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Design. JCFO's major projects include the High Line (New York City) and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (London). James' work has been recognised with the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award (2010) and the New York City Arts Commission Award for Excellence in Design (2005), among others. Alison B. Hirsch (MLA, PhD) is an urban theorist and historian as well as landscape designer. She is author of City Choreographer: Lawrence Halprin and Public Performance in Urban Renewal America (Univ. of Minnesota Press, March 2014). Alison has taught landscape architecture theory and design at Harvard University.

General Fields

  • : 9781616891459
  • : Princeton Architectural Press
  • : Princeton Architectural Press
  • : April 2014
  • : books

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  • : James Corner
  • : Hardback
  • : 320