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Landscape and Infrastructure

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In this original and timely book, Vickery establishes the continued and vital importance of art history in contemporary landscape and architectural design. Landscape and Infrastructure traces the roots and uncovers the significance of the productive activities and elements of pastoral traditions in art and designed landscapes, clearly documenting the persistent and sometimes difficult relationship of aesthetics and production in Western art. Art history is rarely as engaging for the general public to read, or as important for designers to understand.

Examines the relationship between infrastructure, landscape design, nature and sustainability through historical precedents and contemporary practice.

Margaret Birney Vickery is a lecturer in the History of Art and Architecture Department and the Department of Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of Buildings for Bluestockings: The Architecture and Social History of Women's Colleges in Late Victorian England, and (Translations) Architecture/Art Works of Sigrid Miller Pollin.

Landscape and Infrastructure examines the relationships between landscape painting and landscape design from the 17th century to the present, and contemporary infrastructure projects around the globe. These seemingly disparate subjects are united by a shared concern for the pastoral middle ground; a traditionally productive landscape. By focusing an art-historical lens on pre-industrial productive systems and the effects of the Industrial Revolution on the pastoral landscape tradition, we can gain a better understanding of how to weave new approaches to productive infrastructure systems (such as power generation, water filtration and food production) into our contemporary landscapes. With rising demand for clean energy, clean water, and locally-grown food, this study offers a historical perspective on how such systems can be integrated into our suburban and urban areas. Vestigial elements of the pastoral tradition have long held aesthetic sway in our suburbs, cities and national parks, both in Britain and America. Now, as new energy and water related projects encroach on these spaces, remnants of the pastoral play a crucial role in convincing neighborhood residents, municipal leaders, and energy companies or water authorities of the benefits of a neighboring infrastructure. This book investigates the history of that tradition and highlights the advantages it brings as we re-imagine infrastructure in the 21st century.

Introduction: Infrastructure, Landscape and the Pastoral Paradigm: A Tale of Two Projects 1. Landscape Painting and the Productive Pastoral Tradition 2. The Eighteenth-Century English Landscape: The Classic Pastoral and its Productivity 3. The Industrial Revolution and its Intrusion on the Landscape 4. A Growing Divide: Landscape and Infrastructure in Victorian Britain 5. Progress and Nature in the American Landscape 6. Infrastructure and Landscape in Early-Twentieth-Century England and America 7. Questioning the Infrastructural Paradigm in the late Twentieth Century 8. Twenty-First-Century Power Generation: An Invitation to the Public 9. Clean Water and Recreation: New Approaches to Water Treatment Plants 10. Food, Community, and the Productive Landscape Conclusion: Reimagining the Pastoral Paradigm for the Twenty-First Century Bibliography Index

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Titre: Landscape and Infrastructure
Sous-titre: Reimagining the Pastoral Paradigm for the Twenty-First Century
Code EAN: 9781350216310
ISBN: 978-1-350-21631-0
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Bloomsbury Academic
Genre: Art
nombre de pages: 216
Poids: g
Taille: H234mm x B156mm
Année: 2021