Reading List

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Tai-Hsiang Cheng

LA


  • Online

    Landscape Is Our Sex

    Places Journal

    Should the relationship of a building to its landscape be a key element of its design? Unpacking the logics and illogics of this powerful cultural presumption.

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    From Architecture to Landscape

    Places Journal

    Landscape architects have begun to venture from the confines of garden, park, and plaza into more adventurous practice. Now the field needs a new name: landscape science.

  • Online

    Landscape Optimism: An Interview with Chris Reed

    Places Journal

    The founder of StossLU discusses the rise of landscape urbanism from an academic movement to an influential set of ideas and practices.

  • Online

    Adventure Playground: The Transformation of New York

    Places Journal

    Beginning in the late 1960s, New York City was transformed under Mayor John Lindsay from a workaday zone to a scenic setting for urban play, an “adventure playground.”

  • Online

    Founding Mother

    Places Journal

    The late 19th-century writings of Mariana Van Rensselaer, one of the pioneers of architecture criticism in America, are still relevant today.

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    Metaphor Remediation

    Places Journal

    As cities become the new frontiers of green living, let’s revise the old metaphors. Will the high-rise replace Half Dome as the new emblem of environmentalism?

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    The Hills Are Alive

    Places Journal

    How do you solve a problem like Maria? An environmental writer reflects on how stylized, color-corrected representations of nature shape our landscape aesthetics.

  • Online

    Into the Uncanny Valley

    Places Journal

    It is disconcerting when we can’t quite sort out the relationship of an image to the world.

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    Unbuilding Gender

    Places Journal

    What might the abstract and architectural offer in terms of transgender representation? We can start by looking at the art of Gordon Matta-Clark.

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    A City Is Not a Computer

    Places Journal

    This seems an obvious truth, but we need to say it loud and clear. Urban intelligence is more than information processing.

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