La Ruta del Peregrino (the pilgrimage route) stretches a distance of 117 kilometers through the vast and imposing mountain range of Jalisco, Mexico. Approximately two million people participate each year in this religious phenomenon to meet the Virgin of Talpa as an act of devotion, faith, and gratitude. This book conveys the feeling of travelling on the pilgrim's route and encountering architectural monuments and their infrastructure, like shelters and viewpoints, embedded in the harsh landscape. Each introduced landmark, designed by renowned architects, sparks a dialogue about sustainability and austerity, landscape and architecture. Landscape of Faith is a documentation of the way architecture can increase the identity of a pilgrimage route and add layers of meaning that reach far beyond the religious. AUTHOR: Tatiana Bilbao (born1972) is a Mexican architect. She developed the architectural project along the Ruta del Peregrino and recipient of the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture. Iwan Baan (born 1975) is an architecture and documentary photographer. His photographs are published regularly in architectural magazines and he has worked for renowned offices. SELLING POINTS: * Impressive images of the religious Mexican landscape * Projects by Ai Weiwei (FAKE Design), Luis Aldrete Arguitectos, Alejandro Aravena (Elemental), Godoylab, HHF Architects and Rozana Monteirl (Periferica) 80 images
FINALIST FOR THE PEN/DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL AWARD FOR THE ART OF THE ESSAY A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 The flâneur is the quintessentially masculine figure of privilege and leisure who strides the capitals of the world with abandon. But it is the flâneuse who captures the imagination of the cultural critic Lauren Elkin. In her wonderfully gender-bending new book, the flâneuse is a "determined, resourceful individual keenly attuned to the creative potential of the city and the liberating possibilities of a good walk." Virginia Woolf called it "street haunting"; Holly Golightly epitomized it in Breakfast at Tiffany's; and Patti Smith did it in her own inimitable style in 1970s New York. Part cultural meander, part memoir, Flâneuse takes us on a distinctly cosmopolitan jaunt that begins in New York, where Elkin grew up, and transports us to Paris via Venice, Tokyo, and London, all cities in which she's lived. We are shown the paths beaten by such flâneuses as the cross-dressing nineteenth-century novelist George Sand, the Parisian artist Sophie Calle, the wartime correspondent Martha Gellhorn, and the writer Jean Rhys. With tenacity and insight, Elkin creates a mosaic of what urban settings have meant to women, charting through literature, art, history, and film the sometimes exhilarating, sometimes fraught relationship that women have with the metropolis. Called "deliciously spiky and seditious" by The Guardian, Flâneuse will inspire you to light out for the great cities yourself.
At a moment when the planet is so clearly in peril, the trees stand as both guardians and messengers. They have words for us--if only we would listen. This collection of essays by artists, activists, ecologists, and advocates discusses the many ways in which humans need trees, and how our future is laced into their roots and their branches.
In modern-day society the main threats to public health are now considered 'avoidable illnesses', which are often caused by a lack of exercise and physical activity. Research suggests that architectural and urban design strategies play an important role in reducing the amount of avoidable illnesses by enabling physical activity through healthier streets. Practitioners must now consider how they can encourage people to lead healthier lifestyles and improve health through urban design. This book presents the path to healthier cities through six core themes - urban planning, walkable communities, neighbourhood building blocks, movement networks, environmental integration and community empowerment. Each theme is presented with an overview of the issues, the solutions and how to apply them practically with exemplars and precedents. It's an essential text that provides practitioners across urban design, architecture, master planning with the necessary knowledge and guidance to understand their role in producing healthier places and put it in to practice.
The first major overview ofthe works of the leading andhighly influential landscapearchitect and designer TomStuart-Smith. Landscape architect and designer Tom Stuart-Smith began his own practice in London in 1998. Known for contrasting built forms with naturalistic planting, Stuart-Smith has designed gardens, parks, and landscapes in Europe, India, Morocco, the United States, and the Caribbean. With clients such as the Royal Horticultural Society, the Royal Academy of Arts, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, Stuart-Smith has established himself as the United Kingdom's leading landscape architect, and his work is highly influential. Featuring twenty-four of Stuart-Smith's gardens from around the world, Tom Stuart-Smith is the first major overview of his career. Through two essays by the designer himself, readers will learn about his inspirations and methods, while also marveling at the beauty of his designs. Each garden is accompanied by an overview drawing, spectacular commissioned photography, and text by leading garden writer Tim Richardson. Offering rare insights and tips on planting, design, and landscaping, this book is a must-have for garden lovers, professionals, and English heritage enthusiasts.