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Mountains and Megastructures

Neo-Geologic Landscapes of Human Endeavour

Editors: Beattie, Martin, Kakalis, Christos, Ozga-Lawn, Matthew (Eds.)

  • Undertakes an examination of mountains and megastructures as interrelated phenomena, drawing on the multidisciplinary nature of architectural research
  • Examines mountains and megastructures in an interchangeable way, uniquely negotiating the fixed boundaries of natural and artificial worlds to suggest a more complicated relationship between landscape and architecture
  • Includes historical, speculative, literary, performative, geographic, visual, social and participatory investigations to contribute to the wider academic discourse on cultural and political landscapes, demonstrating the potential of architectural research in its broadest sense
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About this book

This book explores the shared qualities of mountains as naturally-formed landscapes, and of megastructures as manmade landscapes, seeking to unravel how each can be understood as an open system of complex network relationships (human, natural and artificial). By looking at mountains and megastructures in an interchangeable way, the book negotiates the fixed boundaries of natural and artificial worlds, to suggest a more complex relationship between landscape and architecture. It suggests an ecological understanding of the interconnectedness of architecture and landscape, and an entangled network of relations. Urban, colonialist, fictional, rural and historical landscapes are interwoven into this fabric that also involves discontinuities, tensions and conflicts as parts of a system that is never linear, but rather fluid and organic as driven by human endeavor.

About the authors

Dr. Martin Beattie is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, UK.
Dr. Christos Kakalis is a Lecturer in Architecture at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, UK.
Dr. Matthew Ozga-Lawn is a Lecturer in Architecture at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, UK.

Buy this book

eBook 85,59 €
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: 2021年1月26日
  • ISBN 978-981-15-7110-7
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 99,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mountains and Megastructures
Book Subtitle
Neo-Geologic Landscapes of Human Endeavour
Editors
  • Martin Beattie
  • Christos Kakalis
  • Matthew Ozga-Lawn
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-7110-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-7110-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-7109-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 207
Number of Illustrations
57 b/w illustrations
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