Item #901686 Landscape Design and the Experience of Motion. Michel Conan.
Landscape Design and the Experience of Motion

Landscape Design and the Experience of Motion

Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks, 2003.

This book covers an important but largely unexplored topic in the field of Landscape Studies: the experience of motion through a garden or designed landscape. As Conan suggests in his introduction, human movement--circulation--takes place partly in response to or in accordance with the designer's intentions. The essays span Europe, the Far East, the Americas, the modern era as well as the ancient world. Its contributors have diverse backgrounds and fields of specialization ranging from anthropology to art history lending a diversity of viewpoints and new ways of thinking about the experience of motion in a designed landscape.

Contributions include:

  • Conan, Michael – Introduction: Garden and Landscape Design, from Emotion to the Construction of Self / Beyond the Picturesque
  • Parshall, Linda - Motion and Emotion in C. C. L Hirschfeld’s Theory of Garden Art
  • Bann, Stephen - Sensing the Stones: Bernard Lassus and the Ground of Landscape Design
  • Johanson, Patricia - Beyond Choreography: Shifting Experiences in Uncivilized Gardens / Modalities of Movement in a Garden and Their Representation
  • Kuttner, Ann - Delight and Danger in the Roman Water Garden: Sperlonga and Tivoli
  • Johnson, Norris Brock - Mountain, Temple and the Design of Movement: Thirteenth-Century Japanese Zen Buddhist Landscapes
  • Hunt, John Dixon - “Lordship of the Feet”: Toward a Poetics of Movement in the Garden
  • Freytag, Anette – When the Railway Conquered the Garden: Velocity in Parisian and Viennese Parks / Culture and Meaning
  • Fung, Stanislaus - Movement and Stillness in Ming Writings on Gardens
  • Charlesworth, Michael – Movement, Intersubjectivity, and Mercantile Morality at Stourhead
  • Conan, Michel – Landscape Metaphors and Metamorphosis of Time
Item #901686
ISBN: 0884022935

7-1/8 x 10-1/4”, green cloth, vi, 327, contributors, index, illus.

Clean, square, crisp, and bright, a fine copy in dust wrapper and protective mylar.

Price: $150.00

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