Landscript 6: Landscape Analogue

About Material Culture and Idealism

Christophe Girot / Albert Kirchengast (eds.)

16 × 22 cm
256 pages, 120 ill.
ISBN 978-3-86859-541-3


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The difficulty of reconciling our basic needs with the long history of cultural landscapes, in all their inherent beauty and sufficiency, has become clear. With our deep trust in modern technology, in progress and in a demanding global lifestyle we have become a real threat to our world. Yet, today the existential and elementary nature of landscapes remains the bearer of a successful metaphor for “balance”. Why not draw—amidst a truly global crisis—conclusions out of our long history of designed nature, of places shaped by skilled labor and a quest for pleasure? Landscape Analogue seeks to stimulate the “Analogue” dimension as a substantial concept for everyday landscape thinking. In an anthology of interdisciplinary essays, Landscript 6 stresses the necessity for a fundamental shift, within the likely framework of a future of restricted resources, a radically different mobility or “hot” cities.

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