6 edition of Drosscape found in the catalog.
June 1, 2006
by Princeton Architectural Press
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||255|
Drosscape was chosen one of the top 10 planning books of by Planetizen, and it's well deserved: "Drosscape is a fascinating visual examination of the modern built environment. Chock-full of photographs, maps and charts, the book exposes readers to the 'wastelands' of ten different American cities -– from older industrial areas in the. Just came across this old book review on Amazon. From back in I think I posted a version of this to Archinect's old Book Review section as well. Which vaporized with the Nect launch. This book is a natural extension of the direction Alan Berger took in his first book Reclaiming the American.
The Book Escape, Baltimore, Maryland. 1, likes talking about this were here. Voted Baltimore's Best Used Bookstore (City Paper Followers: K. Edgelands by Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts - review The landscape theorist Alan Berger called it "drosscape". The artist Philip Guston called it "crapola". The book takes the.
Landscape architect Alan Berger's Drosscape: Wasting Land in Urban America is the sequel to his Reclaiming the American West, which documented how removing natural resources altered the Western US. Here, Berger describes landscapes of waste in urbanized America, borrowing a term from Lars Lerup who provides a postscript for the book. Readers, however, will have to wait until the end of the book for Berger to offer a working definition of drosscape ("a design pedagogy that emphasizes the productive integration and reuse of waste landscapes throughout the urban world," or "the creation of a new condition in which 'vast,' 'waste,' or 'wasteful' land surfaces are modeled in.
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That said, this book isn't meant as only a collections of aerial photos. The photos are suppose to support the "Drosscape" author's thesis that these photos show you how land was intentionally and not so intentionally wasted in the industrialization of the United States after the war and through the nineteen seventies.
by: Drosscape must have been on my to-read list for about a decade. It stayed on there because, a) the expanses of wasted built environment in the US are fascinating in a horrifying sort of way, b) it is not an easy book to get hold of/5. This book is a natural extension of the direction Alan Berger took in his first book Reclaiming the American West.
While in his first book he examined the "leftover" space, of human industrial Drosscape book in the American West in his new book he examines the range of wasted spaces which are created by current urban development patterns/5.
Drosscape is an urban design framework that looks at urbanized regions as the waste product of defunct economic and industrial processes. The concept was realized by Alan Berger, professor of urban design at MIT, and is part of a new vocabulary and aesthetic that could be useful for the redesign and adaptive re-use of ‘waste landscapes’ within urbanized regions.
Drosscape: Wasting Land in Urban America User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict Before readers hit the title page of this heavily illustrated if scattershot treatise, they'll see the following line alone on a page of brown paper: "Drosscapes accumulate in the wake of the socio 4/5(2).
Drosscape: Wasting Land in Urban America is your guide to this vast, hitherto largely ignored field of waste landscapes. Landscape architects must learn to accommodate these wastelands along with the more traditional challenges of site and construction.
Lured by liability reductions, tax incentives, and inadequate public awareness, corporate America is rapidly developing land for short-term gains and occupancy, leaving us to clean up their toxic land, wasteful places, and degradation of natural systems.
Drosscape makes clear that "waste" is a design challenge of the most pressing order. Book. Drosscape: Wasting Land in Urban America by Berger, Alan and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - Drosscape: Wasting Land in Urban America by Berger, Alan - AbeBooks.
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The ‘aesthetic’ of Drosscape owes much to James Corner and Alex S. MacLean’s ground-breaking book Taking Measures across the American Landscape (), which combined photographs, diagrams and text to chart the intersection. Drosscape: Wasting Land in Urban America is your guide to this vast, unknown geography of waste landscapes and sprawl.\" \"Ten cities and their drosscapes are analyzed through aerial photography, maps, charts, and graphs.
Alan Berger is the author of Drosscape ( avg rating, 47 ratings, 4 reviews, published ), Reclaiming the American West ( avg rating, 15 rating /5. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Drosscape: Wasting Land in Urban America by Alan Berger (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay.
Free shipping for many products. The basic line is a sort of "live with it" cool determinism: drosscape is here ("such overflows [ ] are the inevitable result of life's expansionist, waste-making tendencies" 24), learn to use it. Like other reviewers, I find the pictures more compelling than the text.
If you buy this book, which was printed in China, don't expect it to last/5(4). Drosscape is a companion to Reclaiming the American West, which documents the altered-landscape region of the western Unites States as a result of naturalresource extraction.2 Documenting.
Alan Berger’s next topic is his previous book Drosscape: Wasting Land in Urban America. The research for this text focused on ten urbanized regions in the United States that epitomize the problematic issue of “horizontal urbanization” (Berger, ). The word: Drosscape. Earth 30 May First we had cities: space for living and working.
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Drosscape by Alan Berger,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(47). Drosscape makes clear it is also a design challenge of the most pressing order. Open publication - Free publishing - More architecture Alan Berger, Associate professor of Landscape Architecture at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, lives in Arlington, MA.
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The book’s articles draw in the reader with intriguing titles such as, “Terra Fluxus,” “Drosscape,” and “Synthetic Surfaces.” This book is essential for anyone who wants to obtain an in-depth understanding of what landscape urbanism really is – Available Here.
Drosscape was chosen one of the top 10 planning books of by Planetizen, and it’s well deserved: “Drosscape is a fascinating visual examination of the modern built environment. Chock-full of photographs, maps and charts, the book exposes readers to the ‘wastelands’ of ten different American cities -– from older industrial areas in.His book Drosscape: Wasting Land in Urban America (, Princeton Architectural Press) won I.D.
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