From the Back Cover
"Narratives . . . intersect with sites, accumulate as layers ofhistory, organize sequences, and inhere in the very materials andprocesses of the landscape. In various ways, stories 'takeplace.'"
From Landscape Narratives
Narrative offers fascinating ways of knowing and shapinglandscapes not typically acknowledged in conventionaldocumentation, mapping, surveys, or even in the formal concerns ofdesign. This book establishes a comprehensive framework forunderstanding the elements, processes, and forms of landscapenarratives. Illustrating specific narrative practices that can beapplied across a range of design projects, it bridges the gapbetween theory and practice by tracing the narratives of specificprojects and places, including the restoration of New Jersey'sMeadowlands and the road stories of Highway 61 in Mississippi.
Drawn from insights in literary theory, cultural geography, andvisual art, Landscape Narratives traverses a broad range ofdisciplines and practices concerned with the social identity,history, and nature of place. Revealing exciting possibilities forpreservation and heritage planning, public art, sustainable design,and other areas, Landscape Narratives is important readingfor landscape architects, planners, and other designers involved inhistoric preservation, public art projects, and community and parkdesign.
About the Author
MATTHEW POTTEIGER is Professor of Landscape Architectureat the College of Environmental Science and Forestry at the StateUniversity of New York at Syracuse.
JAMIE PURINTON teaches design and practices landscapearchitecture for her own firm in New York City. The authors havepublished numerous articles in scholarly and professional journalson landscape architecture and design.