Reading List

List Creator

Theodore Teichman

Carnegie Mellon University

Landscape Issues


  • Online

    Site, Ascendant

    Places Journal

    On the rising importance of landscape to architecture, seen in works by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Peter Zumthor, OMA, Zaha Hadid, and others.

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    Nature-ization Takes Command

    Places Journal

    Exploring the dynamic relationship of landscape and architecture, from big civic projects by Norman Foster to small rural houses by Glenn Murcutt.

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    The Evil, Evil Grain Elevator

    Places Journal

    An analysis of the very different ways in which works of sculpture and works of architecture occupy the landscape.

  • Online

    A Mound in the Wood

    Places Journal

    Reconsidering Adolf Loos’s proposition: “Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art: the tomb and the monument.”

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    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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    Trouble with Terminators

    Places Journal

    Why not make buildings today as they once were made? This is actually a really good, really radical question.

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    A Building, Not a Colt Revolver

    Places Journal

    From prehistoric cliff dwellings to recent projects by Morphosis and Herzog & de Meuron, the question of how a building should relate to its site offers no easy or universal answer.

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    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.

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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.

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    The Collaborative Legacy of Merce Cunningham

    Places Journal

    A rich look at an unrecognized architectural genre: the diverse collaborations between major choreographers and eminent architects.

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    What Does Fiction Know?

    Places Journal

    What chance does personal fiction have against public facts? A meditation on place and narrative inspired by postmodern Berlin.

  • Online

    Visualizing Landscapes: In the Terrain of Water

    Places Journal

    A portfolio exploring the representation of water and landscape, from the Beaux Arts to the digital.

  • Online

    Ugly America

    Places Journal

    In its depiction of the midcentury commercial landscape, Life embodied our contradictory efforts to reconcile civic ideals and free-market economics.

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