The Land: How to Design with Nature

Ian L. McHarg is a 48-year-old landscape architect who delights conservationists with eloquent speeches that blast man the polluter as "a blind, witless, lowbrow, anthropocentric clod." With his Scottish burr, fierce beard and piercing eyes, McHarg is a cross between Jeremiah and a kind of male Rachel Carson. He is not only a symbol of rising anger at environmental abuses, but a successful practitioner of the hard art of stopping those abuses. In his new book, Design with Nature, which Lewis Mumford calls "a vision of organic exuberance and human delight," McHarg...

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