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Title Landscape futures : instruments, devices and architectural inventions / edited by Geoff Manaugh
Published Barcelona : Actar, [2013]
©2013
©2013

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Description 307 pages : illustrations (some colour), plans ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Foreword / David B. Walker -- Dataland / William L. Fox -- Landscape futures / Geoff Manaugh -- Interviews. History's Apparatus / David Gissen -- The Active Layer / Mason White & Lola Sheppard -- Insect Spectacles / Chris Woebken -- Living Interface / David Benjamin & Soo-In Yang -- Architectural Monsterology / Liam Young -- Superscape / Mark Smout & Laura Allen -- Work -- Sourcebook. Landscape Futures Super-Workshop / Geoff Manaugh -- A Journey to the Top of the City of Los Angeles / Center for Land Use Interpretation -- OIAML: Oceanographic Instrumentation and Mediated Landscapes / Rob Holmes -- Buried Treasure / Jan Zalasiewicz -- Doppler / Rob Holmes -- The Climate Engineers / James Fleming -- The Architectural Production of Nature, Dendur/New York / David Gissen -- (Im)possible Chicagos / Alexander Trevi -- Instantaneous Lines / Smudge Studio -- The Delta Pen / Scott Geiger -- Mauna Loa Observatory / Rob Holmes -- Sensory Devices / Cassim Shepard -- Mobile Geodesy / Rob Holmes -- Landscape in Suspension / Sam Jacob
Summary This work travels the shifting terrains of architectural invention, where new spatial devices on a variety of scales - from the handheld to the inhabitable - reveal previously overlooked dimensions of the built and natural environments. From philosophical toys and ironic provocations to a room-sized kinetic mechanism that models future climates, these devices are not merely diagnostic but creative, deploying fictions as a means of exploring different futures
Notes Published in conjunction with the exhibition held at the Nevada Museum of Art, August 13, 2011 - February 19, 2012
The exhibition features commissioned works by David Benjamin & Soo-in Yang (The Living), Mark Smout & Laura Allen (Smout Allen), David Gissen, Mason White & Lola Sheppard (Lateral Office), Chris Woebken & Kenichi Okada, and Liam Young
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Landscape art and architecture -- Exhibitions.
Architecture -- Aesthetics.
Architecture -- 21st century.
Creative ability.
Landscape architecture -- Exhibitions.
Landscape architecture -- 21st century.
Landscape design -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Author Manaugh, Geoff, editor of compilation
Actar, issuing body
Nevada Museum of Art, issuing body
ISBN 8415391145 (paperback)
9788415391142 (paperback)