From Fallow

100 Ideas for Abandoned Urban Landscapes

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From Fallow is a curated collection of 100 ideas for abandoned property. Through drawing and text each idea is elaborated and each entry serves both as documentation and speculation. The intention, here, is to think differently about pre-existing conditions…

 
Binding: Soft Bound
ISBN: 978-1-940743-98-1
Pages: 300pp
Publication Date: Spring 2019
Size: 5.5″ x 8″ Portrait
World Rights: Available

Description

“The intention, here, is to think differently about pre-existing conditions and to be particular about them.”

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 9 × 2 in
Binding

Soft Bound

ISBN

978-1-940743-98-1

Pages

300pp

Publication date

Spring 2019

Size

5.5" x 8" Portrait

World rights

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Overview

From Fallow is a curated collection of 100 ideas for abandoned property. Through drawing and text each idea is elaborated and each entry serves both as documentation and speculation.

The intention, here, is to think differently about pre-existing conditions and to be particular about them. I offer examples of different spatial characteristics around abandonment in North American legacy cities. The variations are mesmerizingly complicated and varied. A vacant lot is never one thing. Terrains have different scales, elevations, adjacencies, uses, climates and cultures. And just as no one territory is the same, so no one idea is sufficient. The goal, in considering these disparate ideas, is not to imagine any singular solution but to understand the many possibilities. Ideas can be tested, substituted and combined.

In creating this volume, I am indebted to the many talented individuals who have tackled the fallow landscape with vigor and optimism. This is a tribute to the people who live and work in the places others have given up on and to the many existing and proposed land-based practices that are viable visions for available land in American cities.

Authors

Jill Desimini is a landscape architect and associate professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Her current research investigates design strategies for abandoned landscapes. She is author of book chapters on fallowness, and co-author of Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape.

FOREWORD: Daniel D’Oca
AFTERWORD: Julia Czerniak

Additional Info

Binding: Soft Bound
ISBN: 978-1-940743-98-1
Pages: 300pp
Publication Date: Spring 2019
Size: 5.5″ x 8″ Portrait
World Rights: Available

From Fallow

“The intention, here, is to think differently about pre-existing conditions and to be particular about them.”

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