Taking Measures Across the American Landscape

pub_fac_vanvalkenburgh_taking_measures“A remarkable and beautiful album. Aerial photographs are hardly ever inspiring, but these sing. They illuminate the vastness of a continent and its different cultures. There’s a thoughtful, politically important commentary by the landscape architect James Corner.”
—Tim Hilton, The Independent on Sunday

This book combines breathtaking aerial photographs and exquisite map-drawings of the American landscape with thoughtful essays that explore how various cultures have forged the landscapes in different regions of the country and what the possibilities are for future landscape design.

Winner of the 1997 American Institute of Architects Book of the Year Award; and Winner of the American Society of Landscape Architects Award in the Communications category.

Essays, Drawings, and Captions by James Corner
Photographs by Alexander S. MacLean

Yale University Press