Room 4.1.3: Innovations in Landscape Architecture (Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture)
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press 2005 Author: Richard Weller ISBN: 9780812237849 Format: Hardcover, 288pp, 250x270mm
Room 4.1.3, an Australian landscape architecture firm, is renowned for producing some of the world's most finely tuned design work, striking a balance between theory and praxis, design and planning.
The firm's projects engage visitors in a way that few public spaces have before.
Founded in the 1990s by Richard Weller and Vladimir Sitta, Room 4.1.3 has received awards in more than forty open design competitions.
Adopting a new proscriptive approach, the designs exhibit a strong theoretical base that extends into cultural studies, art, geography, anthropology, and psychology.
For example, the controversial Garden of Australian Dreams at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra is a veritable playground of meanings, invoking events of such varying cultural significance as the birth of Australia as a nation and the work of Jackson Pollock.
This lavishly illustrated volume features many other award-winning Room 4.1.3 designs, including Namesti Miru in Prague, Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, and Gallipoli Peace Park in Turkey.
Internationally renowned scholars and critics provide essays that contextualise each project and ultimately argue for the primacy and efficacy of poetic and subversive imagination in the formation of our environment.
This pre-owned copy is in excellent condition with original dust jacket.