Serious Fun: The Landscapes Of Claude Cormier

September 14, 2021|
Serious Fun: The Landscapes Of Claude Cormier by Marc Treib
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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.
Marc Treib is Professor of Architecture Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, and a historian and critic of landscape and architecture who has published widely on modern and historical subjects in the United States, Japan, and Scandinavia. Recent books include Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italy (co-editor, 20...
Title:Serious Fun: The Landscapes Of Claude Cormier
Format:Paper over Board
Product dimensions:286 pages, 10 X 8 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:286 pages, 10 X 8 X 0.98 in
Published:September 14, 2021
Publisher:Oro Editions
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781954081017

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