The Botanical City

The Botanical City

Gandy, Matthew; Jasper, Sandra

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  • 9783868595192
  • Paperback
  • English
  • 208
  • JOVIS Verlag
  • Jun 2020
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The Botanical City

Edited by Matthew Gandy and Sandra Jasper
Not yet printed due - 10/19

JOVIS Verlag
Territory: World excluding Central & Southern Europe, selected Middle Eastern territories, Central Asia (excluding China), and Central and South America
Size: 240 mm x 168 mm
Pages: 208
Illustrations: 100 colour

RRP GBP30.00 Your price GBP24.00

Roadside 'weeds' and other routinely overlooked aspects of urban nature provide a fascinating glimpse into the complex global ecologies and new cultures of nature emerging across the world. This unique collection of essays explores the botanical dimensions of urban space, ranging from scientific efforts to understand the distinctive dynamics of urban flora to the way spontaneous vegetation has inspired artists and writers.

The book comprises five thematic sections: histories and taxonomies, botanising the asphalt, the art of urban flora, experiments in non-design, and cartographic imaginations. The essays explore developments in Berlin, London, Lahore, and many other cities, as well as more philosophical reflections on the meaning of urban nature under the putative shift to the Anthropocene.