Drawings from James Corner and Alex Maclean’s Taking Measures Across the American Landscape

“(The book) investigates the ways in which landscape representation–particularly aerial vision–not only reflects a given reality but also constitutes a way of seeing and acting in the world. It discusses the many meanings of measure–from practical (such as solar furnaces in California) to poetic (such as raised tablets in Illinois that once formed the structure of an ancient city). And it suggests alternative possibilities for planning and taking future measures in our environment, building upon examples that range from the rectilinear survey landscape to the great transportation networks and such technological innovations as windmill fields, pivot-irrigation systems, and radio-telescope installations.”

(Source: socks-studio.com)

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