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Ken Smith Landscape Architects Urban Projects: A Source Book in Landscape…

by Nina Rappaport

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 156898510X, Paperback)

Ken Smith is unquestionably one of the most interesting voices in landscape architecture; his works reflect the intensity and energy of their surroundings and challenge the distinction between landscape and art form. Ken Smith Landscape Architects/Urban Projects focuses on three prominent works in New York City: his East River Project; his work for P.S. 19; and his MoMA rooftop garden. Through Smith's colorful, playful drawings and photographs, the book reveals how each project explores new expressions of landscape design in the city.

Ken Smith Landscape Architects/Urban Projects is part of the Source Books in Landscape Architecture series sponsored by Ohio State University. These books present sketches, drawings, models, renderings, working drawings, and photographs. Each book focuses on a recent, important work or works at a level of detail that allows thorough study of the project from its conception to the completion of design and construction.

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"Ken Smith is one of the most interesting voices in landscape architecture today. His works reflect the intensity and energy of their surroundings and challenge the distinction between landscape and art. Ken Smith Landscape Architect/Urban Projects focuses on three prominent works in New York City: the East River Ferry Landings, P.S. 19, and a roof garden for the Museum of Modern Art. Featuring an interview with Ken Smith and extensive photographic documentation and drawings, as well as an essay by Nina Rappaport and a foreword by Peter Reed, the book reveals how each project expresses new relationships between landscape and place within the city."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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