Landscape Paradigms and Post-urban Spaces: A Journey Through the Regions of Landscape

Roberto Pasini, Peter Rowe (Editor), Elisa Cattaneo (Editor)

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Abstract

This monographic collection of papers, published in The Urban Book Series, presents: 1) an urban-studies panorama on the emergence of a built/landscape continuum following the anthropic expansion at the geographic scale and the consequent demise of the city/country divide; 2) an in-depth theoretical analysis of disparate landscape constructs, culminating in the proposal of a comprehensive spatial paradigm addressing both manmade and natural contexts; 3) the in-situ transcription of the proposed spatial paradigm into a landscape installation implementing a territorial narrative in the Sierra Madre Oriental of Mexico.By virtue of its openness, fluidity, and volatility, fluctuating between heterogeneity and diversity, today’s built/landscape continuum exhibits analogies with distinct notions of landscape. The book determines an open-ended classification of contemporary space-making strategies exceeding the urban and metropolitan ambit, through a comparative anatomy of global case studies ranging from hard to soft: geotechnics or applied geographies, machinic micro-ecologies, aesthetic prostheses for operative metabolism, cybernetic utopias, atmospheric assemblages, psychic spheres, creole horizons, semiotic landscapes, geopolitical landscapes, geophilosophical excavations. The proposed spatial paradigm, accommodating aggregates of artificial and living systems, physical and mental spaces, and machinic and cultural landscapes, intends to reconcile the traditionally opposed ‘scientific-cognitive-metabolist’ and ‘cultural-geophilosophical-territorialist’ visions of the landscape. The resulting model transcends the exhausted myths of urban space, metropolitanism, and their filiations, in favor of a new form of urbanity and its attributes.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages226
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-77887-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-77886-0
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameThe Urban Book Series
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
ISSN (Print)2365-757X
ISSN (Electronic)2365-7588

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    Pasini, R., Rowe, P. (Ed.), & Cattaneo, E. (Ed.) (2019). Landscape Paradigms and Post-urban Spaces: A Journey Through the Regions of Landscape. (The Urban Book Series). Springer International Publishing AG.