The Landscape of Utopia: Writings on Everyday Life, Taste, Democracy, and Design (Paperback)

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A collection of short interludes, think pieces, and critical essays on landscape, utopia, philosophy, culture, and food, all written in a highly original and engaging style by academic and theorist Tim Waterman.

Exploring power and democracy, and their shaping of public space and public life, taste, etiquette, belief and ritual, and foodways in community and civic life, the book provides a much-needed critical approach to landscape imaginaries. It discusses landscape in its broadest sense, as a descriptor of the relationship between people and place that occurs everywhere on land, from cities to countryside, suburb to wilderness.

With over fifty black and white illustrations interspersing the twenty-six chapters, this is a book for professionals, academics, and students to dive into and spark discussion on new modes of thinking in the wake of unfolding global crises, such as COVID-19, climate change, fascism 2.0, and beyond.

About the Author

Tim Waterman is Associate Professor of Landscape Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK. His research explores the interconnections between food, taste, place, and democratic civil society. His research addresses imaginaries: moral, political, social, ecological, radical, and utopian.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780367759155
ISBN-10: 0367759152
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: February 28th, 2022
Pages: 218
Language: English