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Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture 36

Food and the City

Histories of Culture and Cultivation

Edited by Dorothée Imbert

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$55.00 • £44.95 • €49.50

ISBN 9780884024040

Publication Date: 05/25/2015


388 pages

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

69 color photographs, 16 color illustrations, 85 halftones, 6 line illustrations

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  • Foreword
    • 1. Introduction [Dorothée Imbert]
  • I. Import–Export
    • 2. “Three Acres and a Cow”: Small-Scale Agriculture as Solution to Urban Impoverishment in Britain and Germany, 1880–1933 [David H. Haney]
    • 3. Food for the Body and the Soul: Hebrew-Israeli Urban Foodscapes [Tal Alon-Mozes]
    • 4. Consuming Empire: Colonial Agriculture under Italian Fascism [David Rifkind]
  • II. Rural Urbanism and Urban Agriculture
    • 5. “The country is the other city of tomorrow”: Le Corbusier’s Ferme Radieuse and Village Radieux [Mary McLeod]
    • 6. The Landscape of the Dutch IJsselmeer Polders: Amsterdam and Its Food Supply System, 1930–69 [Zef Hemel]
    • 7. From Beets in the Bronx to Chard in Chicago: The Discourse and Practice of Growing Food in the American City [Laura Lawson and Luke Drake]
    • 8. Urban Agriculture in Cities of the Global South: Four Logics of Integration [Luc J. A. Mougeot]
  • III. Production Rights
    • 9. Transforming a Hostile Environment: Japanese Immigrant Farmers in Metropolitan California [Donna Graves]
    • 10. How Tokyo Invented Sushi [Jordan Sand]
    • 11. Urban Agriculture in the Pearl River Delta [Margaret Crawford]
  • IV. Paris et Environs
    • 12. “Paris is a land of plenty”: Kitchen Gardens as Urban Phenomenon in a Modern-Era European City (Sixteenth through Eighteenth Centuries) [Florent Quellier]
    • 13. Market Gardens in Paris: A Circulus Intelligent circa 1790–1900 [Susan Taylor-Leduc]
    • 14. Markets and the Food Landscape in France, 1940–72 [Meredith Tenhoor]
  • Contributors
  • Index

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