Architecture, Urban All books
What can a garden reveal about ourselves and our culture ? In demonstrating that there are as many landscapes as there are civilizations and historical periods, John Dixon Hunt shows us the richness of historical thought related to gardens and landscape architecture, a discipline which naturally flows into urbanism and architecture, geography and ecology, painting and literature, sociology and philosophy... Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, John Dixon Hunt has notably been the Director of the Institute of Landscape Architecture in Dunbarton Oaks, Washington.
What is there in common between all my designs ? What meaning can I give today to my architecture ? Without doubt, that of a desire to organise space. Due to an apprenticeship in perception, observation, and geometrisation of nature, in addition to a historical journey, I have learnt that in order to go past the initial momentum, I have to acquire the mastery of a whole new language." Ricardo Bofill Ricardo Bofill is probably one of the most famous, yet most controversial architects of his time. In this book illustrated with pictures and plans, he delivers an analysis of his art which amounts to an invitation to read the city.