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An Apocalyptic Manifesto
Landscape Architecture Publications
  • Heidi M Hohmann, Iowa State University
  • Joern Langhorst, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2004
Abstract
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 of the patient is critical, requiring immediate attention.
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The following is a self-published booklet produced by the authors (2004). Posted with permission.

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Heidi Hohmann and Joern Langhorst
Language
en
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application/pdf
Citation Information
Heidi M Hohmann and Joern Langhorst. "An Apocalyptic Manifesto" (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/heidi_hohmann/7/