The Urban Book Series

Landscape Paradigms and Post-Urban Spaces

Authors: Pasini, Roberto

  • Contains original references (literature, philosophy, cinema) not to be found in the disciplinary discourse
  • Determines an open-ended classification of contemporary space-making strategies through a comparative analysis of global case studies
  • Provides abstracts, introduction and brief conclusions for each chapter
  • Contains an apparatus of 40 illustrations including color photographs, drawings and diagrams
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About this book

This book presents: 1) an urban-studies panorama on the emergence of a built/landscape continuum following the anthropic expansion at the geographic scale and the consequent demise of the city/country divide; 2) an in-depth theoretical analysis of disparate landscape constructs, culminating in the proposal of a comprehensive spatial paradigm addressing both manmade and natural contexts; 3) the in-situ transcription of the proposed spatial paradigm into a landscape installation implementing a territorial narrative in the Sierra Madre Oriental of Mexico. Forward by Peter G. Rowe and afterword by Elisa C. Cattaneo.


By virtue of its openness, fluidity, and volatility, fluctuating between heterogeneity and diversity, today’s built/landscape continuum exhibits analogies with distinct notions of landscape. The book determines an open-ended classification of contemporary space-making strategies exceeding the urban and metropolitan ambit, through a comparative anatomy of global case studies ranging from hard to soft: geotechnics or applied geographies, machinic micro-ecologies, aesthetic prostheses for operative metabolism, cybernetic utopias, atmospheric assemblages, psychic spheres, creole horizons, semiotic landscapes, geopolitical landscapes, geophilosophical excavations. The proposed spatial paradigm, accommodating aggregates of artificial and living systems, physical and mental spaces, and machinic and cultural landscapes, intends to reconcile the traditionally opposed ‘scientific-cognitive-metabolist’ and ‘cultural-geophilosophical-territorialist’ visions of the landscape. The resulting model transcends the exhausted myths of urban space, metropolitanism, and their filiations, in favor of a new form of urbanity and its attributes. Parts of the work were developed in the frame of research projects of Universidad de Monterrey and Parque Ecológico Chipinque and the IDAUP of UniFE and Polis.


The target audience of the book is researchers, teachers, and advanced students engaged in landscape and urban studies with a prevalent focus on theory. The book can also benefit professional and institutional audiences looking for ethical/methodological orientation.

About the authors

Roberto Pasini (Arch UniFirenze, MArch Harvard, PhD UniFerrara/Polis) is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Monterrey, Mexico. His teaching, research, and practice focus on the relationships between urban space and anthropic landscape.

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77887-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover ca. $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • Due: August 15, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77886-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscape Paradigms and Post-Urban Spaces
Authors
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77887-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77887-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77886-0
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
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