Taking Measures Across the American Landscape

“Taking Measures Across the American Landscape” is a remarkable book by James Corner and Alex McLean in 1996.  James Corner, the former director for landscape architecture in Penn, is the forerunner of landscape urbanism and international well-known landscape architect.

In this book of his early works, he used collages and notational drawings to represent “dimension” across landscapes. It is really amazing to see how information is represented in a hybrid method with  design aesthetics.

Here are some examples from the book, and the first sample actually shared the same idea with “Scale of 10”.

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image: James Corner, Taking Measures Across the American Landscape

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