- Series: MIT Press
- Paperback: 216 pages
- Publisher: The MIT Press; Reprint edition (October 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0262550407
- ISBN-13: 978-0262550406
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,860,661 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Organization Space: Landscapes, Highways, and Houses in America Reprint Edition
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In its innovations of form, its depth of research, its acute analysis, and its enormous relevance, this is a remarkable work. Keller Easterling has written one of the most original works about the American environment I've ever read.(Michael Sorkin, architect, Institute for Urbanism, Vienna)
Easterling's study revisits material which has for two long ignored or forgotten relative to the postwar transformation of American settlement pattern and infrastructure. She breaks new ground in providing an invaluable critical understanding of the significance of this period. Embedded in her analysis are important implications for the mastery of new design technologies at the urban and regional scales.(Richard Plunz, Director, Urban Design Program, Columbia University)
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In her book, Easterling does not so much supply new design instruments as successfully reveal those forces and principles which have more impact on the spatial organization of our physical environment than the work of architects and urban planners. Her analysis of subdivision cries out to applied to today's output of business parks and shopping malls. The tightly structured nature of the text makes it well suited to repeated and selective reading. Tom Leenders, Archis, no.10 (October 2000)
Easterling challenges us as designers and planners to engage our attention in territories whose history and culture we generally ignore. Her focus on the structuring elements of landscape is certainly compelling for anyone steeped in morphological research and refreshing as well, as she shifts our attention from the narrow field of urban and architectural typology to the infrastructural armature provided by the three systems of landscape, infrastructure and subdivision. Jacqueline Tatom, Urban Morphology, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2001)
Easterling astutely deploys her interest in network architecture to examine historical American territories-landscapes, highways and houses. the historical information Easterling provides is rich and rewarding, and one can only hope that others will follow her lead in charting the architecture of networks. Ralph Stern, AA Files, no. 42 (Autumn 2000) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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