|Title||:||The Last Landscape|
|Number of Pages||:||392|
The Last Landscape Reviews
For those of you that would find this an engaging and useful book - all five of yout all five of you on , but all five of you at least somewhat sentient beings within the english speaking world - I beseech you to leave a review that will entice me to read the second half of this book. I aquired this for a dollar or two at a library book discard sell and, a couple years later after reading reference after reference to William's (I think his last name is spelled "Whyte" yet, on this particular web [...]
I am slowly making my way through this book due to time constraints. It contains compelling stuff, though. Whyte was ahead of his time in applying European principles to save urban and suburban open space. One of my recent internships involved writing a literature review of economic impact analyses of multiuse trails and greenways. This book from 1968 is relevant to research being done in 2015 as Whyte extols the values of linear open space in the urban environment. Also, the appropriation of ob [...]
This is a good book, that is certain. Whyte was a fantastic thinker and his work concerning urban spaces was groundbreaking. But there is so much in this book that is so specific to the time in which it was written, its usefulness is limited. There are interesting bits here and there, but as it's nearing 40 years old, the first half in particular is likely going to be interesting only to urban scholars.
author recommended by scott doyle
You have to be interested in rural planning to appreciate this book but, if you are, it is a really wise and well-informed book. I am!