Informations pratiques :

  • OCT 27 -> DEC 23, 2016.
  • Location : Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Frances Loeb Library, 48 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.
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Extrait :

The vocabulary of early nineteenth-century picturesque landscape architecture is almost entirely alien to contemporary ears. Clumps, lumps, masses, groups, belts, hollows – these are a few of a vast catalog of objects that once belonged to design and have long since been absorbed into colloquial ubiquity. While the disciplinary meaning of these terms requires historical recovery, the project around which they were organized is entirely familiar. In the simplest terms, the picturesque was intent on reforming the real material of landscape and buildings to operate “in the manner of a picture.