Landscape Architecture: Loss Of Innocence
"This show will be remembered as a watershed moment in the history of landscape architecture. Elite or star architects--some are now calling them "progressive," but I like the term "fancy"--have long borrowed from the worlds of art and fashion to amp up their output with glamour and shock. Now once-sober landscape architects are looking to these same noisome tactics. The trend is exemplified by the winning team, Field Operations, a partnership of stalwart architecture theorist Stan Allen and James Corner, the bad boy of the new landscape design. They produced "Lifescape," a remote fantasia that trades in obfuscatory "threads," "islands," and "mats."
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