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Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture 39

River Cities, City Rivers

Edited by Thaïsa Way

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$65.00 • £46.95 • €58.50

ISBN 9780884024255

Publication Date: 06/04/2018


418 pages

8-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches

65 color illustrations, 130 halftones, 6 maps

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  • Foreword
    • 1. Introduction: River Cities, City Rivers [Thaïsa Way]
  • I. River Cities
    • 2. Flood Adaptive Landscapes of Cities in the Lower Yellow River Floodplain, China [Lei Zhang]
    • 3. The Soft-Core City: Ancient Rome and the Wandering Tiber [Rabun Taylor]
    • 4. Lyon: The Meaning of a River City [Michael B. Miller]
    • 5. Revisiting the Darya (River) Urbanism in the Delhi Triangle: The Urbanization of the Yamuna in the Mughal Badshalii Shahar (Imperial City), Shahjahanabad [Jyoti Pandey Sharma]
  • II. City Rivers
    • 6. Dynamic Agropolis: The Case of Allahabad, India [Anthony Acciavatti]
    • 7. Willful Waters: The Los Angeles River [Vittoria Di Palma and Alexander Robinson]
    • 8. New Orleans, Delta City [Elizabeth Mossop and Carol McMichael Reese]
    • 9. River Landscapes of São Paulo: Várzeas and Piscinões, a Strange Landscape [Brian Davis and Amelia Jensen]
    • 10. Landscape Narratives and the San Antonio River [David Malda]
  • III. The River
    • 11. DON’T GO NEAR THE WATER! Reimagining China’s Urban Waterfronts [Edith Katz with Ceylan Belek Ombregt]
    • 12. Responsive Tributary: The Changing Spaces of a Tertiary Waterway in Vienna’s Urban Periphery [Kimberly Thornton]
    • 13. Complexity and Continuity in the Transformation of Pittsburgh’s Rivers and Riverfronts [Ray Gastil]
    • 14. The Los Angeles River: Projects and Perspectives from a Private Practice [Mia Lehrer and Claire Latané]
    • 15. New Landscapes for Dutch River Cities [Pieter Schengenga]
  • Contributors
  • Index