The Public Garden: The Enclosure and Disclosure of the Public Garden
Annemie Devolder, Willemien Ippel, Adriaan Van Der StaayISBN: 9056622552;
In the experience of the modern city, the enjoyment of the mundane, small-scale privacy of the public garden is just as important as the impressive spectacle of monumental buildings and public events. "Breeze of AIR", the seventh edition of Architecture International Rotterdam, a global interdisciplinary architectural manifestation, explores the significance of the enclosed garden as a place of respite and nature among increasingly complex urban activity. Nine designers from Western and non-Western gardening traditions were invited by the AIR Foundation to make proposals for nine locations in Rotterdam; their designs are presented here. Edited by Annemie Devolder & Willemien Ippel. Essays by Turgut Cansever, Annemie Devolder, Erik de Jong, Eric Luiten, Bartomeu Mari, Ivan Nio, Adriaan van der Staay, Mark Treibe, Ken Worpole. Landscape Designers include: Charles Correa, Georges Descombes, George Hargreaves, Kamel Louafi, Ryue Nishizawa, Piet Oudolf, Kazuyo Sejima. 9.5 x...
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