Reading List I
Divide and Conquer
The abstract lines we’ve drawn across America — the Mason Dixon Line, the Transcontinental Railroad — still resonate in the cultural landscape of the nation.
Our Invisible Presence
Our most important interactions with landscape leave traces that cannot be contained within the photographic frame.
The Invisible Park: Revitalizing the Ten Invisible Landscapes
This Place is a Message
Photographs of altered landscapes that seek to create an immersive and experiential sense of place.
If There Be Such Space
It’s easy to summon large feeling when we’ve arrived at a majestic waterfall or canyon rim, but the world requires us to read more carefully.
We are now well into a geologic era — the Anthropocene — characterized by the acceleration of environmental change. This is the landscape medium in which we design.
Faux-ethnographic dioramas, modern interiors reimagined as psychedelic ruin-worlds, invented histories of proto-architecture: archaeology, as model or metaphor, has been surfacing a lot in art practice and design theory.
From Architecture to Landscape
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.
Image, Object, Experience
How can a photograph convey the physical sensations of being present in a place?
The Gray Scale
The Boundary Monuments along the U.S.-Mexico border were erected back in an era content to mark the border with dignified stone sentinels.