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Design with nature / Ian L. Mcharg.

By: Mcharg, Ian L.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 1992Edition: 25th anniversary ed.Description: ix, 197 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9780471114604 (pbk.).Subject(s): Environmental policy -- United States | Human ecology | Nature -- Effect of human beings on | Environment planningDDC classification: 304.2 MCH Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
City and countryside Sea and survival The plight A step forward The cast and the capsule Nature in the metropolis On values A response of values The world is a capsule Processes as values The naturalists The river basin The metropolitan region Process and form The city: process and form The city: health and pathology Prospect.
Summary: "In the twenty-five years since it first took the academic world by storm, 'Design With Nature' has done much to redefine the fields of landscape architecture, urban and regional planning, and ecological design. It has also left a permanent mark on the ongoing discussion of mankind's place in nature and nature's place in mankind within the physical sciences and humanities. Described by one enthusiastic reviewer as a 'user's manual for our world', 'Design With Nature' offers a practical blueprint for a new, healthier relationship between the built environment and nature. In so doing, it provides nothing less than the scientific, technical, and philosophical foundations for a mature civilization that will, as Lewis Mumford ecstatically put it in his Introduction to the 1969 edition, 'replace the polluted, bulldozed, machine-dominated, dehumanized, explosion-threatened world that is even now disintegrating and disappearing before our eyes'." -- Publisher's website.
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Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Published for the American Museum of Natural History by the Natural History Press, 1969.

City and countryside
Sea and survival
The plight
A step forward
The cast and the capsule
Nature in the metropolis
On values
A response of values
The world is a capsule
Processes as values
The naturalists
The river basin
The metropolitan region
Process and form
The city: process and form
The city: health and pathology
Prospect.

"In the twenty-five years since it first took the academic world by storm, 'Design With Nature' has done much to redefine the fields of landscape architecture, urban and regional planning, and ecological design. It has also left a permanent mark on the ongoing discussion of mankind's place in nature and nature's place in mankind within the physical sciences and humanities. Described by one enthusiastic reviewer as a 'user's manual for our world', 'Design With Nature' offers a practical blueprint for a new, healthier relationship between the built environment and nature. In so doing, it provides nothing less than the scientific, technical, and philosophical foundations for a mature civilization that will, as Lewis Mumford ecstatically put it in his Introduction to the 1969 edition, 'replace the polluted, bulldozed, machine-dominated, dehumanized, explosion-threatened world that is even now disintegrating and disappearing before our eyes'." -- Publisher's website.

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