Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture

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Jakob, Michael
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Landscape architecture continually transforms the environment and the way we approach it. This modern discipline, which began around 1800, quickly evolved throughout the twentiethcentury. It is now undergoing an even more spectacular rise as it takes a prominent place within society and becomes established as an important concern. The present exhibition hints at the richness, diversity and complexity of this fascinating field. The first section deals with theory and history and provides a conceptual framework for the exhibition. The visitor is invited to discover the influence of the history of gardens and the important role played by the pioneers of Swiss landscape architecture. The visitor will also see the crucial function of national exhibitions, including the more recent Lausanne Jardins – the successful international festival of urban garden design. The second section – the core of The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture – provides a survey of the most significant landscape architecture studios. The last section, “nouvelle vague”, presents the works of a new generation of landscape architects. The chosen examples intend to highlight the centrality of a profession, which thoroughly changes our spatial, visual and social reality.
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64:30 minutes
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