Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italy

Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italy

This book is about Pietro Porcinai, a landscape architect, active from the 1930s until his death in 1986.

Author: Luigi Latini

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472460006

Category: Architecture

Page: 214

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This book is about Pietro Porcinai, a landscape architect, active from the 1930s until his death in 1986. His apprenticeships in Belgium and Germany exposed him to recent developments in landscape architecture and architecture as well as helping develop a network of design professionals and technical support throughout Europe. As Italy's principal practitioner and sole landscape architect working in the modern idiom, in 1948 Porcinai was a founding member of the International Federation of Landscape Architects. While he never taught on a regular basis he was instrumental in establishing several landscape programs and his office was an important training ground for young landscape architects.
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Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italy

Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italy

On several occasions Porcinai help to spread his ideas—Seifert was a theorist and consultant for the Reich on landscape issues—hoping to stimulate a similar policy in Italy for the protection of the national landscape.

Author: Marc Treib

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317080954

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

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Born in Florence in 1910, Pietro Porcinai grew up on the classic grounds of the Villa Gamberaia in Settignano where his father served as head gardener. Although he studied agriculture in college, Porcinai’s true interest lay in the landscape architecture practice he founded in 1938. Early projects centered in the area of Arezzo, whose style reflected modern­ized traditional models. In the postwar era the office flourished, producing modern gardens of remarkable design and use of plants. In these works, Porcinai convincingly demonstrated the affinity between historical architecture and landscapes un­compromisingly modern. During his long and productive career he also consulted on autostrada planning, and designed public parks, memorials, and even a Pinocchio theme park-at times collaborating with noted architects such as Renzo Piano, Carlo Scarpa and Oscar Niemeyer. This book, the first English-language study on Pietro Porcinai provides a comprehensive and richly illustrated overview of his life and remarkable achievements.
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Pietro Porcinai and the Landscapes of Modern Italy

Pietro Porcinai and the Landscapes of Modern Italy

This book is about Pietro Porcinai, a landscape architect, active from the 1930s until his death in 1986.

Author: Marc Treib Luigi Latini

Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers

ISBN: 1472460014

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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This book is about Pietro Porcinai, a landscape architect, active from the 1930s until his death in 1986. His apprenticeships in Belgium and Germany exposed him to recent developments in landscape architecture and architecture as well as helping develop a network of design professionals and technical support throughout Europe. As Italy's principal practitioner and sole landscape architect working in the modern idiom, in 1948 Porcinai was a founding member of the International Federation of Landscape Architects. While he never taught on a regular basis he was instrumental in establishing several landscape programs and his office was an important training ground for young landscape architects.
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The Routledge Handbook of Teaching Landscape

The Routledge Handbook of Teaching Landscape

... Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italy (co-editor), Ashgate, 2016; and Landscapes of Modern Architecture: Wright, Mies, Neutra, Aalto, Barragán, Yale, 2017. Mari Sundli Tveit is Rector at NMBU, The Norwegian University.

Author: Karsten Jørgensen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351212939

Category: Architecture

Page: 402

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Written in collaboration with the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS) and LE: NOTRE, The Routledge Handbook of Teaching Landscape provides a wide-ranging overview of teaching landscape subjects, from geology to landscape design, reflecting different perspectives and practices at university-level landscape curricula. Focusing on the didactics of landscape education, this fully illustrated handbook presents and discusses pedagogy, teaching traditions, experimental teaching methods and new teaching principles. The book is structured into three parts: reading the landscape, representing the landscape and transforming the landscape. Contributions from leading experts in the field, such as Simon Bell, Marc Treib, Jörg Rekittke and Susan Herrington, explore landscape analysis, history and theory, design visualisation, creativity and art, planning studio teaching, field trips and site engineering. Aimed at engaging academic researchers and instructors across disciplines such as landscape architecture, geography, ecology, planning and archaeology, this book is a must-have guide to landscape pedagogy as it stands today.
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Play Among Books

Play Among Books

... TREIB_Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italy, TUCK_A ӏHistoryӏ of Roman Art, ULRICH_A Companion to Roman Architecture, VITRUVIUS AMP ROWLAND_Vitruvius Ten Books on Architecture, WARNER_Historical ӏArchaeologyӏ Through a ...

Author: Miro Roman

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 9783035624052

Category: Architecture

Page: 528

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How does coding change the way we think about architecture? This question opens up an important research perspective. In this book, Miro Roman and his AI Alice_ch3n81 develop a playful scenario in which they propose coding as the new literacy of information. They convey knowledge in the form of a project model that links the fields of architecture and information through two interwoven narrative strands in an “infinite flow” of real books. Focusing on the intersection of information technology and architectural formulation, the authors create an evolving intellectual reflection on digital architecture and computer science.
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Serious Fun

Serious Fun

While always serious in the address of function, their designs often display a touch of humor in both method and form--in all, these are works marked by "serious fun." It is a practice unique in Canada, arguably in the world.

Author: Marc Treib

Publisher: Oro Editions

ISBN: 1954081014

Category: Architecture

Page: 286

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For almost thirty years Claude Cormier et Associés has designed landscapes daring in scope while earnest in execution, courting controversy while inviting public accord. Produced under the leadership of Claude Cormier, the range of these projects has spanned the creation of parks and squares, the renovation of historical landscapes, and the conversion of industrial sites. While always serious in the address of function, their designs often display a touch of humor in both method and form--in all, these are works marked by "serious fun." It is a practice unique in Canada, arguably in the world. That people use, and may even love, these urban landscapes testifies to the pleasure afforded by their designs and the humanistic dimensions of the practice. This, the first book exclusively dedicated to the landscapes of Claude Cormier and his team, provides a broad overview of their ideas and methods with insightful discussions of selected projects and the thinking behind them.
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The Making of Place

The Making of Place

And the issue of the contemporary as much as modernism is also subject to place and geography as much as to time and chronology. ... or later Pietro Porcinai in Italy, Carl Theodor Sørensen in Denmark, a 'triumvirate' of Brenda Colvin, ...

Author: John Dixon Hunt

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780235660

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

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Gardening is rich in tradition, and many gardens are explicitly designed to refer to or honor the past. But garden design is also rich in innovation, and in The Making of Place John Dixon Hunt explores the wide varieties of approaches, aesthetics, and achievements in garden design throughout the world today. The gardens Hunt explores offer surprising new ideas about how we can carve out a space for respite in nature. Taking readers to gardens public and private, busy and hidden away, to botanical gardens, small parks, university campuses, and vernacular gardens, Hunt showcases the differences between cultures and countries around the globe, including the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, and Australia. Richly illustrated, The Making of Place is sure to enchant and inspire even the most modest of home gardeners.
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MoMoWo Women designers craftswomen architects and engineers between 1918 and 1945

MoMoWo  Women designers  craftswomen  architects and engineers between 1918 and 1945

Pietro Porcinai established, that her research is developed through the knowledge of the European experiences on landscape. ... she had already gained good international experience and she was able to draw an image of the modern Italian ...

Author: Marjan Groot

Publisher: Založba ZRC

ISBN: 9789610500339

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Page: 446

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Knjiga vsebuje šest poglavij, ki z različnih vidikov predstavljajo dosežke evropskih ustvarjalk – pionirk na področju arhitekture, gradbeništva, notranjega in industrijskega oblikovanja ter umetne obrti, ki so ustvarjale v obdobju od 1918 do 1945. Poglavje Crossing Geographies obravnava pomen migrantk in migracij za globalno širjenje modernizma in pojava avantgardnih umetnostnih gibanj; Pioneers and Organisations predstavlja nekatere pionirke in njihovo vključevanje v stanovske organizacije; The Home govori o položaju žensk med obema vojnama in načinih, kako so skušale preseči družbene omejitve preko notranjega oblikovanja; Representation je posvečen zastopanosti in obravnavi ustvarjalk v publicistiki; Cases from Ireland to Finland prinaša primere uveljavitve ustvarjalk v izrazito moških poklicih; Examining Drawings as Practices of Architectural Design pa z novimi metodološkimi pristopi prinaša vpogled v arhitekturne projekte žensk. Osnova knjige so prispevki, predstavljeni na prvi mednarodni MoMoWo konferenci septembra 2015 na Univerzi v Leidnu, njen namen pa je strokovni in širši javnosti predstaviti pomemben del »anonimne« in zamolčane evropske kulturne dediščine.
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The Aesthetics of Contemporary Planting Design

The Aesthetics of Contemporary Planting Design

This book, which has been developed from the original presentations at the symposium, presents the thoughts of a select international group of landscape architects and historians who discuss the subject of planting design through the lens ...

Author: Marc Treib

Publisher: Oro Editions

ISBN: 1954081154

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

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Planting design is, rather obviously, a complex topic, spanning as it does art, science, social need, and morality--especially during these days of increasing planetary environmental threat. Although certainly not denying the importance of scientifically appropriate practices, the symposium "The Aesthetics of [Contemporary] Planting Design" addressed planting design today, proposing a renewed concern for the cultural and aesthetic aspects of the landscapes that result. This book, which has been developed from the original presentations at the symposium, presents the thoughts of a select international group of landscape architects and historians who discuss the subject of planting design through the lens of their own work as well as the work of others, both contemporary and historical. They suggest that, as in real estate, the most important factor in selecting plants is "location, location, location." Certainly the Californian situation is far more forgiving than the aridity and other restrictive environmental conditions endemic to the Sonoran desert, or the frost and short growing seasons of Nordic lands that direct Scandinavian landscape architects to rely on native birches, pines, rowan, and moss. Most of us would agree that there are plants sensible for each climatic zone. Addressing environmental conditions is but the first step in the equation, however. There are also the issues of combination and composition.
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Doing Almost Nothing

Doing Almost Nothing

Descombes enters each project by attempting to understand the existing conditions on site and how, using minimal means and interventions, those conditions can be modified to meet the requirements of the programme and those appropriate to ...

Author: Marc Treib

Publisher: Oro Editions

ISBN: 1940743842

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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Until now, writings about the architect/landscape architect Georges Descombes have been relatively limited, appearing primarily in publications in Switzerland and abroad as conversations, interviews, and conference proceedings; most of them have appeared only in French. However, during his forty years of practice, Descombes has developed and applied a method unique to landscape architecture, one in which an extremely broad vision, both scientifically and culturally, shapes his thinking and projects. Descombes enters each project by attempting to understand the existing conditions on site and how, using minimal means and interventions, those conditions can be modified to meet the requirements of the program and those appropriate to the natural or urban environment. To some critics it would appear that Descombes has always done too little on and to the site, and in some instances have condemned him for "doing almost nothing." Although simplicity usually demands greater concentration and study, it often yields greater rewards that result from just that restraint. Perhaps how we approach the world is more important that how we shape the world. Descombes's landscapes are instructive in this regard. In our current era, the concern for the planet as a whole, its dwindling resources, the despoiling of its air, water, and land, and an exploding population have skewed the profession's focus toward sustainability, ecology, resilience, and other related concerns. In the process, the social role played by landscape architecture has been lessened, if not forgotten, and the role of form, space, composition, and materials--that is to say the aesthetic dimension of landscape design--has become a distant concern. Descombes's practice strikes that vital balance between effective environmental performance and the ethical creation of beauty. Instead of favoring one pursuit over the other, or relying on a delimiting specialization, he works in a way that may be justifiably regarded as both/and rather than either/or - a comprehensive vision that weds nature and culture, landscape and architecture, people and milieu.
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