The Man-Made Landscape is a small but important book about the relationship between construction and the landscape. The book was published by Unesco in their Museums and Monuments series (issue XVII) in 1977.
The book presents a set of historical and contemporary examples from all over the world. The book opens with a historical account of human settlements and its impact on nature. The following expert articles deal with Amsterdam and its green spaces, the urban landscape and the care of trees, utilitarian construction in the man-made landscape, European historical examples, Japanese gardens, the effects of mining industry in Germany, and regional planning and landscape reclamation in the United States
The copy in stock is in ok condition. There is a strip of yellowing due to some light exposure on the cover, but the pages and the binding are fine. The front fly leaf has the previous owner’s signature.