Park Politics

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Publication BookChapter
Title Park Politics
Author(s) Hellström Reimer, Maria
Date 2012
Editor(s) Ljiljana Miletic Abramovic
English abstract
Historically, the emergence of “the urban park” in the 19th century constituted a point of transition in the development of public space. A favourite topic of modernist art, the park has been frequently mythologized, but also challenged. In Seurat’s famous painting of Grand Jatte, the park emerged as the sum of a multitude of colourful and expectant impulses, furthermore enveloped in sparkling backlight. In contemporary works of art, however, like that of Dominique Gonzales-Foerster, the park instead provides ”a plan for escape…a catalogue of seemingly unrelated parts…anti-landscapes for micro-events…” As an urban architectural type, the public urban park is ambiguous: Is it to be considered a space for the re-creation of social orders? Or does it rather provide a space for the transgression of preordained urbanity?
Publisher Museum of Applied Art Belgrade
Host/Issue 34: Salon arhitekture - u ogledalu
Series/Issue Catalogue of the Annual Salon of Architecture;
ISBN 978-86-7415-154-9
Pages 198-200
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) landscape architecture
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
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