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Landscape Alchemy

The Work of Hargreaves Associates

Hargreaves Associates

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Hargreaves Associates has been at the forefront of landscape architectural practice since its founding in 1983, creating a narrative approach to landscape architecture that layers history, ecology, and environmental phenomena.  Whether reductive or rich, highly programmed or passive, culturally interpretive or teeming with the phenomena of nature’s own systems, the built landscapes of Hargreaves Associates emphasize the power of connection to our day-to-day lives.

This volume presents projects from throughout the 25 year history of the firm, and highlights Hargreaves Associates’ role in advancing the re-occupation of post-industrial sites, including the reclamation of waterfronts within the US, Europe and Australia.  The book also shows how the firm works with cultural landscapes, urban parks, smaller plazas and gardens.  Included in the volume are details on innovative entries in recent landscape architectural competitions.

Specifications

SKU:
90166
Size: 
12 x 9"
Pages: 
300pp
Binding: 
Trade Cloth
Publication date: 
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
ISBN: 
978-0-9795395-9-6
Weight: 
1 kg
Rights world: 
Available
Overview: 

Hargreaves Associates has been at the forefront of landscape architectural practices since its founding in 1983, creating a narrative approach to landscape architecture that layers history, ecology, and environmental phenomena. Whether reductive or rich, highly programmed or passive, culturally interpretive or teeming with the phenomena of nature's own systems, the built landscapes of Hargreaves Associates emphasize the power of connection to day-to-day life. This volume presents projects from throughout the 25-year history of the firm and highlights the firm's role in advancing the reoccupation of postindustrial sites, including the reclamation of waterfronts within the United States, Europe, and Australia. The book also shows how the firm works with cultural landscape, urban parks, smaller plazas, and gardens. Included are details on Hargreaves' innovative entries in recent landscape architectural competitions, including its stunning design of a 270-acre Victorian-style pleasure garden for the 2012 London Olympics.

About the author: 

George Hargreaves is Design Director and Senior Principal of Hargreaves Associates. Under his leadership, Hargreaves Associates has received 34 national awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), six from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), five from the Waterfront Center, and three from Progressive Architecture. 

Julia Czerniak is an Associate Professor at Syracuse University School of Architecture.  Educated both as an architect (Princeton University, March 1992) and landscape architect (Pennsylvania State University, BA 1984), her research and practice focus on the intersection of these disciplines.  

Anita Berrizbeitia is Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.  She was the recipient of a Rome Prize Fellowship in 2006.

Liz Campbell Kelly is a landscape architect working in New York. She co-authored Interventions in Hydrology in Topos 59 and is the co-editor of topophilia.org, an online journal of landscape architecture.