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Title Modernism and landscape architecture, 1890-1940 / edited by Therese O'Malley and Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn.

Publication Info. Washington : National Gallery of Art, [2015]
New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press


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Description xii, 333 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm.
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Series Studies in the history of art, 0091-7338 ; 78. Symposium series ; LV
Studies in the history of art (Washington, D.C.) ; 78.
Studies in the history of art (Washington, D.C.). Symposium papers ; 55.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The form of function : theorizing modernity in the garden, 1920-1939 / Dorothée Imbert -- Landscape and gender in Weimar modernism / Michael G. Lee -- Modernism for the people : swimming pool landscapes in Switzerland / Johannes Stoffler -- Modernism and romantic regeneration in the English landscape, 1920-1940 / Alan Powers -- Making the past modern : Jože Plečnik's central European landscapes in Prague and Ljubljana / Steven A. Mansbach -- Pines, palms, and Holm oaks : historicist modes in modern Italian cityscapes / Franco Panzini -- "Per la difesa del giardino" : gardens, parks, and landscapes between tradition and modernism in early twentieth-century Italy / Sonja Dümplemann -- Modernity and regionalism in the gardens of Spain (1850-1936) : from radical opposition to misunderstood synthesis / José Tito Rojo -- Critical practices in modernism : origins in nineteenth-century American landscape architecture / Anita Berrizbeitia and Karen M'Closkey -- Benito Javier Carrasco (1877-1958) and the redefinition of landscape architecture in Argentina / Sonia Berjman -- Baltimore and the city beautiful : Carrère & Hastings reshapes an American city / Lance Humphries -- Rockefeller Center : modernist paradigm for the urban core / Mardges Bacon.
Summary In the period from 1890 to 1940, landscape architects organized as a profession distinct from art and architecture, bringing to the fore a variety of theories and aspirations—to influence urban growth, reinforce national identity, and shape land conservation and land-use planning, among other goals—in response to challenges posed by rapid change. The twelve essays included in this exceptional volume grapple with the definition and significance of modernism in landscape design during this transformative era. An international roster of leading landscape historians discuss established and less recognized designers, such as Maria Teresa Parpagliolo, who sought to define the modern Italian garden, or Benito Javier Carrasco, who made recreational green space a public amenity in Buenos Aires. Examining gardens and landscapes of all scales and purposes, from private villa gardens to civic spaces, these essays contribute original insight and rigorous research to the growing field of landscape studies.
Subject Landscape architecture -- History -- 19th century.
Landscape architecture -- History -- 20th century.
Modernism (Art) -- Influence.
Added Author O'Malley, Therese, editor.
Wolschke-Bulmahn, Joachim, editor.
ISBN 9780300196399 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0300196393 (hardcover ; alk. paper)

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