The Minimal Intervention


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  • Lucius Burckhardt's theory of the 'smallest possible intervention' runs through his entire oeuvre, from his critique of urbanism to the science of walking. It denotes a planning theory that assumes two views within landscape design: that which is actually visible and that in our mind’s eye. This theory means not interfering excessively with the existing landscape but instead working with it in our minds to develop an aesthetic understanding of the environment. In this book, available for the first time in English, the Swiss sociologist applies this formula to many areas of design.
    ISBN 9783035625301. Birkhauser Verlag. pb. 192 pages. 16 b/w ills. 19 x 13 cm.