• The Modern Architectural Landscape
    Caroline Constant
    University of Minnesota Press, 2012
    Caroline Constant

Sigurd Lewerentz and Erik Gunnar Asplund, Woodland Cemetery burial grounds, 1915-30, Stockholm, Sweden.

Because landscape architecture first emerged as a distinct professional and academic discipline during the early twentieth century, it is often assumed that architects were uninvolved in shaping new attitudes toward the field. This book challenges that assumption by examining landscapes designed by architects, either individually or in collaboration with other architects, planners, and/or landscape architects. Approaching landscape as an essential component of modern architecture's constructive endowment of material with social value, this reexamination focuses on the precise material forms and ideological underpinnings of landscapes designed by architects, understanding them as salient to the formulation of both modern architecture and the modern landscape.

Caroline Constant is is Emil Lorch Collegiate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and professor of architecture at the University of Michigan and a fellow of the American Academy in Rome. She is author of Eileen Gray (Phaidon, 2000), The Woodland Cemetery: Toward a Spiritual Landscape (Byggförlaget, 1994), and The Palladio Guide (Princeton Architectural Press, 1985). With Wilfried Wang, she coedited the exhibition catalogue Eileen Gray: An Architecture for All Senses (Harvard Graduate School of Design and Deutsches Architecture Museum, 1996). Her research and publishing efforts have been supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts (2011, 1989, 1992, 2000); the Fulbright Foundation (1989–91); the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation (1984–85); and the American Academy in Rome (1978–79). She was awarded a University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship in 2000, and a fellowship at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities in 2008.