Out of Place: Restoring Identity to the Regional Landscape

Paperback | January 29, 1992

byMichael Hough

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Why do modern cities, suburbs, and industrial and farming landscapes all tend to look alike despite their regional settings? In this generously illustrated and provocative book, a landscape architect argues that the monotony of the modern landscape is a reflection of indifference on the part of society to the diversity inherent in ecological systems and in human communities. In case studies drawn from all parts of the world—Turkey and Hong Kong to northern England and Edinburgh, to Kentucky and Oregon, to Ontario and Manitoba—Michael Hough shows how build environments work and what designers can do to maintain the clearly identifiable differences between one place and another.

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Why do modern cities, suburbs, and industrial and farming landscapes all tend to look alike despite their regional settings? In this provocative and generously illustrated book, a landscape architect argues that the monotony of the modern landscape is a reflection of society's indifference to the diversity inherent in ecological system...

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Why do modern cities, suburbs, and industrial and farming landscapes all tend to look alike despite their regional settings? In this generously illustrated and provocative book, a landscape architect argues that the monotony of the modern landscape is a reflection of indifference on the part of society to the diversity inherent in ecol...

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Why do modern cities, suburbs, and industrial and farming landscapes all tend to look alike despite their regional settings? In this provocative and generously illustrated book, a landscape architect argues that the monotony of the modern landscape is a reflection of society's indifference to the diversity inherent in ecological system...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:January 29, 1992Publisher:Yale University Press

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ISBN - 10:0300052235

ISBN - 13:9780300052237

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Why do modern cities, suburbs, and industrial and farming landscapes all tend to look alike despite their regional settings? In this provocative and generously illustrated book, a landscape architect argues that the monotony of the modern landscape is a reflection of society's indifference to the diversity inherent in ecological systems and in human communities.