Seeing Trees: A History of Street Trees in New York City and Berlin

Author:   Sonja Dumpelmann (Harvard Gsd USA)
Publisher:   Yale University Press
ISBN:  

9780300225785


Pages:   336
Publication Date:   01 February 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Sonja Dumpelmann (Harvard Gsd USA)
Publisher:   Yale University Press
Imprint:   Yale University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 17.80cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 25.40cm
Weight:   0.826kg
ISBN:  

9780300225785


ISBN 10:   0300225784
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   01 February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Fascinating and well-illustrated . . . a compelling narrative . . . D mpelmann brings an accessible writing style and admirable curiosity . . . authoritative and original . . . she extends the boundaries of landscape history . . . Seeing Trees will serve as an important reference point for urban and landscape history in the future. --Mark Favermann, Arts Fuse Seeing Trees has won the 2019 John Brinckerhoff Jackson prize, sponsored by the Foundation for Landscape Studies In this imaginative and deeply researched work, Sonja D mpelmann truly helps us to 'see trees' in the careful chronologies she develops and the political messages that these trees represented within their times and places. --Keith Morgan, Boston University In Seeing Trees the distinguished scholar Sonja D mpelmann employs her linguistic ability, knowledge, and imaginative use of the archival resources in both Berlin and New York to extend the boundaries of landscape history. --Kenneth Helphand, University of Oregon, author of Defiant Gardens: Making Gardens in Wartime Sonja D mpelmann distills a rich and textured history of street trees--the people involved, technical approaches employed, and the way street trees served as both a polemic and as a point of unification for people. --Susan Herrington, author of Landscape Theory in Design This meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated book chronicles the multifaceted identities of trees--as food, fuel, shelter, and defense--and offers us new ways of reading social history into the natural world. --Jennifer S. Light, Massachusetts Institute of Technology A signal contribution to the history of landscape design and city planning. Writing with narrative verve, Sonja D mpelmann turns rigorous scholarship into a fascinating story of time and place for both the academic and general reader. --Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, President, Foundation for Landscape Studies


Seeing Trees has won the 2019 John Brinckerhoff Jackson prize, sponsored by the Foundation for Landscape Studies In this imaginative and deeply researched work, Sonja D mpelmann truly helps us to 'see trees' in the careful chronologies she develops and the political messages that these trees represented within their times and places. --Keith Morgan, Boston University In Seeing Trees the distinguished scholar Sonja D mpelmann employs her linguistic ability, knowledge, and imaginative use of the archival resources in both Berlin and New York to extend the boundaries of landscape history. --Kenneth Helphand, University of Oregon, author of Defiant Gardens: Making Gardens in Wartime Sonja D mpelmann distills a rich and textured history of street trees--the people involved, technical approaches employed, and the way street trees served as both a polemic and as a point of unification for people. --Susan Herrington, author of Landscape Theory in Design This meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated book chronicles the multifaceted identities of trees--as food, fuel, shelter, and defense--and offers us new ways of reading social history into the natural world. --Jennifer S. Light, Massachusetts Institute of Technology A signal contribution to the history of landscape design and city planning. Writing with narrative verve, Sonja D mpelmann turns rigorous scholarship into a fascinating story of time and place for both the academic and general reader. --Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, President, Foundation for Landscape Studies


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Sonja Dumpelmann is associate professor of landscape architecture at Harvard's Graduate School of Design and author or editor/co-editor of several books, including the 2015 John Brinkerhoff Jackson Book Prize-winner Flights of Imagination: Aviation, Landscape, Design.

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