Mountains and Megastructures

Neo-Geologic Landscapes of Human Endeavour

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

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  • 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.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Mountains and Megastructures: Neo-Geologic Landscapes of Human Endeavour

    Pages 1-12

    Beattie, Martin (et al.)

  • Border Versus Boundary: The Holy Mountain and the Inhabitation of Its Periphery

    Pages 15-28

    Kakalis, Christos

  • From Picturesque Detachment to Bodily Engagement: The Entwined Histories of Photography, Architecture and Climbing

    Pages 29-48

    Thompson, Ian

  • House-Building in the Alps with Ruskin and Tyndall or CZOgraphy: An Ecocriticism for the Critical Zone

    Pages 49-74

    Gould, Polly

  • Bachelard’s Phenomenology and Verticality

    Pages 75-91

    Blom, Kati

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Hardcover 103,99 €
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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
XIX, 328
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
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