Imbert Edits and Contributes Chapter to Volumes on Productive Landscapes and Landscape History

Landscape Architecture Section Head Dorothée Imbert has edited and contributed to two volumes on landscape architecture and productive landscapes, both published in 2015.

Imbert edited Food and the City: Histories of Culture and Cultivation (Harvard University Press), which explores the physical, social, and political relations between the production of food and urban settlements. Its thirteen essays discuss the multiple scales and ideologies of productive landscapes—from market gardens in sixteenth-century Paris to polder planning near mid-twentieth century Amsterdam to opportunistic agriculture in today’s Global South—and underscore the symbiotic connection between productive landscape and urban form across times and geographies. This volume offers a variety of perspectives—from landscape and architectural history to geography—to connect the garden, market, city and beyond through the lenses of modernism, technology, scale, social justice and fashion.

Imbert also contributed a chapter to Modernism and Landscape Architecture, 1890-1940, edited by Therese O’Malley and Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn and published by the National Gallery of Art. The volume explores the period when landscape architects organized as a profession distinct from art and architecture. Modernism and Landscape Architecture is comprised of twelve chapters by an international roster of leading landscape historians, with Imbert’s contribution being “The Form of Function: Theorizing Modernity in the Garden, 1920-1939”.

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