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dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Ryan P.
dc.description.abstractBy the 1980s language-based theoretical discourses had achieved significant sway over architecture theory with little regard given to whether such discourses could appropriately address the spatial character of architecture and landscape architecture. Nonetheless, designers interrogated their disciplines from within them and a specific historical idea—critique—intersected with design theory. This juxtaposition of idea and practice holds tremendous potential for thinking about a critical practice of landscape architecture. Critical practice should grow from a spatial practice of critical drawing, not from critical reading or writing. The critical drawing as an architectural image separate from its referent is key to finding the limits of architecture and thus landscape architecture. Examples are found in counter-readings of Peter Eisenman’s Cities of Artificial Excavation and Bernard Tschumi’s Parc de La Villette. These architects engaged in landscape architectural projects provide a model critical practice that can be remotivated for the disciplinary specificity of landscape architecture.
dc.subjectCritical Practice
dc.subjectPeter Eisenman
dc.subjectArtificial Excavation
dc.subjectBernard Tschumi
dc.subjectParc de La Villette
dc.titleNot as landscape
dc.title.alternativetoward a critical practice in landscape architecture
dc.description.departmentLandscape Architecture
dc.description.majorLandscape Architecture
dc.description.advisorJoseph Disponzio
dc.description.committeeJoseph Disponzio
dc.description.committeeMark Reinberger
dc.description.committeeBeatrice Hanssen
dc.description.committeeMarianne Cramer

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