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Historic Preservation and Conservation

Landscape Architecture Publications

2000

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The Garden In The Machine The Duisburg-Nord Landscape Park, Miriam Engler Jan 2000

The Garden In The Machine The Duisburg-Nord Landscape Park, Miriam Engler

Landscape Architecture Publications

One hundred and fifty years after the sound of the machine broke the silence of the garden, as examined in Leo Marx's seminal book, The Machine in the Garden, the gardens of Latz-Partner at the defunct steel plant in Duisburg-Nord Landscape park just north of Duisburg, German, sound a new note in the silenced machine of the postindustrial landscape. The gardens, each with its own unique character and color-a bright green spiral fern garden, a pink-green parterre garden, a silver-gold roof garden, a climbing rose garden, and a tranquil water lily garden-set within obsolete coal and ore bunkers and ...