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Equestrian cultures : horses, human society, and the discourse of modernity
edited by Kristen Guest and Monica Mattfeld
Chicago ; The University of Chicago Press, 2019
"This work places the modern period (post-1700) at the center of the scholarship on horses as they relate to humans, showing how the horse has remained central to the accelerating culture of modernity. The contributors investigate specific equine cultures--from the performance of social power and the definition of heritage in Europe, Australia, and the Americas, to explorations of the ways horses figure in distinctively modern genres of the self, such as autobiography, biography, and photographic portraiture."--Supplied by publisher.
On Reserve in Baker Project Room SF283 .E67 2019

Dust bowls of empire : imperialism, environmental politics, and the injustice of "green" capitalism
Holleman, Hannah, author
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]
Dust to dust: an age beyond extremes -- The first global environmental problem -- Imperialism, white settler colonialism, and the ecological rift -- The white man's burden, soil erosion, and the origins of green capitalism -- Ecological rifts and shifts: the accumulation of catastrophe -- "We're not stakeholders": beyond the langue de coton of capitalist environmental management -- No empires, no dust bowls: toward a deeper ecological solidarity.

"The 1930s witnessed a harrowing social and ecological disaster, defined by the severe nexus of drought, erosion, and economic depression that ravaged the U.S. southern plains. Known as the Dust Bowl, this crisis has become a major referent of the climate change era, and has long served as a warning of the dire consequences of unchecked environmental despoliation. Through innovative research and a fresh theoretical lens, Hannah Holleman reexamines the global socioecological and economic forces of settler colonialism and imperialism precipitating this disaster, explaining ciritical antecedents to the acceleration of ecological degradation in our time. Holleman draws lessons from this period that point a way forward for environmental politics as we confront the growing global crises of climate change, freshwater scarcity, extreme energy, and soil degradation."--Book jacket.
Baker Berry S589.75 .H655 2018

Routledge research companion to landscape architecture
edited by Ellen Braae and Henriette Steiner
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2019
Culture, nature : a punkt in space -- Renaissance gardens : topicality and the scene of nature -- The birth of landscape from the spirit of theory : Alexander von Humboldt's artistic and scientific American travel journals -- Historicizing the view from below : aerial photography and the emergence of a social conception of space -- Beyond innocence : the norms and forms of colonial urban landscapes -- Scenes from an anthropocenic archive -- Transareal excursions into landscape of fragility and endurance : a contemporary interpretation of Alexander von Humboldt's mobile science -- Smart nature? Views from the cyborg tree -- "Cloudism" : towards a new culture of making landscapes -- The Marnas digital archive : exploring practice, theory, and place in space and time -- The vertical and the horizontal : combining ethnographic an geographic methods in understanding landscape -- Toward a somatology of landscape : anthropological multinaturalism and the natural world -- Designing landscapes of entanglement -- Enlarging the urban orchestra : re-thinking current approaches to landscape architecture -- City, nature, infrastructure : a brief lexicon -- Urgent interventions needed at the territorial scale-now more than ever -- Landscape architecture and social sustainability in an age of uncertainty : the need for an ethical debate -- Coupling environmental and sociocultural sustainability for better design : a case study of emirati neighbourhoods and landscape -- Planning with heritage : a critical debate across landscape architecture practice and heritage theory -- The case to save socialist space : Soviet residential landscapes under threat of extinction -- Imaginaries in landscape architecture -- Whose city is it? Public space as agent of change in marginalized settlements in Buenos Aires -- KhĂ´rographos : space-scripting -- Towards new research methodologies in design : shifting inquiry away from the unequivocal towards the ambiguous -- Conversation on education.

"The Routledge Research Companion to Landscape Architecture considers landscape architecture's increasingly important cultural, aesthetic and ecological role today. The volume reflects topical concerns in theoretical, historical, philosophical and practice-related research in landscape architecture - research that reflects our relationship with what has traditionally been called 'nature'. It does so at a time when questions about the use of global resources and understanding the links between human and non-human worlds are more crucial than ever. The twenty-five chapters of this edited collection bring together significant positions in current landscape architecture research under five broad themes - History, Sites and Heritage, City and Nature, Ethics and Sustainability, Knowledge and Practice - supplemented with a discussion of landscape architecture education. Prominent contributors from landscape architecture and adjacent fields including Tom Avermaete, Jane Wolff, Gareth Doherty, Matthew Gandy, Christophe Girot, Ottmar Ette and Anne Whiston Spirn, as well as up-and-coming researchers, seek to widen, fuel and frame critical discussion in this growing area. They do so by investigating recurrent motifs as well as slippages and ruptures in the historical development of landscape architecture and by paying particular attention to current concerns. A significant contribution to landscape architecture research, this book will be beneficial not only to students and academics in landscape architecture, but also to scholars in related fields such as history, architecture and social studies"--
Sherman SB472 .R685 2019

The landscapes of Georges Descombes : doing almost nothing
Treib, Marc, author
[Novato, CA] : Oro Editions, [2018]
"Until now, writings about the architect/landscape architect Georges Descombes have been relatively limited, appearing primarily in publications in Switzerland and abroad as conversations, interviews, and conference proceedings; most of them have appeared only in French. However, during his forty years of practice, Descombes has developed and applied a method unique to landscape architecture, one in which an extremely broad vision, both scientifically and culturally, shapes his thinking and projects. Descombes enters each project by attempting to understand the existing conditions on site and how, using minimal means and interventions, those conditions can be modified to meet the requirements of the program and those appropriate to the natural or urban environment. To some critics it would appear that Descombes has always done too little on and to the site, and in some instances have condemned him for "doing almost nothing." Although simplicity usually demands greater concentration and study, it often yields greater rewards that result from just that restraint. Perhaps how we approach the world is more important that how we shape the world. Descombes's landscapes are instructive in this regard. In our current era, the concern for the planet as a whole, its dwindling resources, the despoiling of its air, water, and land, and an exploding population have skewed the profession's focus toward sustainability, ecology, resilience, and other related concerns. In the process, the social role played by landscape architecture has been lessened, if not forgotten, and the role of form, space, composition, and materials--that is to say the aesthetic dimension of landscape design--has become a distant concern. Descombes's practice strikes that vital balance between effective environmental performance and the ethical creation of beauty. Instead of favoring one pursuit over the other, or relying on a delimiting specialization, he works in a way that may be justifiably regarded as both/and rather than either/or - a comprehensive vision that weds nature and culture, landscape and architecture, people and milieu."--
Sherman SB470.T74 L36 2018