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Historic Preservation and Conservation

Landscape Architecture Publications

2004

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An Apocalyptic Manifesto, Heidi M. Hohmann, Joern Langhorst Jan 2004

An Apocalyptic Manifesto, Heidi M. Hohmann, Joern Langhorst

Landscape Architecture Publications

A Terminal Case? At the start of the 21st century, landscape architecture is a troubled profession, more distinguished by what it lacks than the qualities that it actually possesses. It has no historiography, no formal theory, no definition, direction, or focus. A vast schism currently exists between its academics and professional practitioners. In universities across the nation, researchers poach methodologies from other, more vibrant disciplines. Meanwhile, in professional offices, designers yoked to the bottom line crank out pedestrian design.

We believe these problems are pervasive and chronic. They indicate that landscape architecture is not just troubled, but sick. The condition ...