Ian McHarg and the Search for Ideal Order

1st Edition

Kathleen John-Alder

Routledge
Published September 20, 2019
Reference - 296 Pages - 83 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138681729 - CAT# Y265686
Series: Routledge Research in Landscape and Environmental Design

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Summary

Ian McHarg and the Search for Ideal Order looks at the well-known and studied landscape architect, Ian McHarg, in a new light. The author explores McHarg’s formative years, and investigates how his ideas developed in both their complexity and scale. As a precursor to McHarg’s approach in his influential book Design with Nature, this book offers new interpretations into his search for environmental order and outlines how his struggle to understand humanity’s relationship to the environment in an era of rapid social and technological change reflects an ongoing challenge that landscape design has yet to fully resolve. This book will be of great interest to academics and researchers in landscape architectural history.

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