by The Economy company .
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||192|
Linescapes: Remapping and Reconnecting Britain's Fragmented Wildlife. Paperback. Overview. It is rare to find a landscape untouched by our lines – the hedges, walls, ditches and dykes built to enclose and separate; and the green lanes, roads, canals, railways and power lines, designed to Brand: Random House UK. In Linescapes, Hugh Warwick unravels the far-reaching ecological consequences of these changes. As our lives and our land were fenced in and threaded together, wildlife habitats were cut into ever smaller – and increasingly unviable – fragments. Linescapes offers a fresh and bracing perspective on Britain's countryside, one that proposes a challenge and gives ground for hope; for while nature does not tend to straight lines and discrete borders, our lines can and do contain a real potential for wildness and for wildlife. Linescapes started out as a fondness for drawing our environment and grew into a project exploring the significance of drawing in design and architecture. For us, hand drawing fulfills three important roles in design: it is an analysis through which we see and observe our surroundings, it is a tool for thinking and developing ideas, and lastly.
In Linescapes, Hugh Warwick has written a gloriously unclassifiable book, a manifesto-adventure-exploration-reflection that manages to be political, passionate, perceptive – and very funny-- Robert Macfarlane/5(15). In Linescapes, Hugh Warwick examines the history and impact of the various lines man has created which shape our countryside. He explores hedges, ditches and dykes, walls, ancient paths and green lanes, canals, railways, roads, pylons and pipelines/5(15). Linescapes specialises in highly detailed CAD architectural portraits of iconic buildings and landmarks offering architecture-inspired prints, cards and gifts. Linescapes explores the significance of drawing in design and architecture. For us, hand drawing fu 5/5.
Inspired by a train journey, a thirty year interest in hedgehogs and Professor Sir John Lawton’s Making Space for Nature report, Hugh Warwick’s book — Linescapes — takes an in-depth look at how the array of lines that segment our landscape, help and hinder nature. In Linescapes, Hugh Warwick unravels the far-reaching ecological consequences of the lines we have drawn: as our lives and our land were being fenced in and threaded together, so wildlife habitats have been cut into ever smaller, and increasingly unviable, fragments. In Linescapes, Hugh Warwick has written a gloriously unclassifiable book, a manifesto-adventure-exploration-reflection that manages to be political, passionate, perceptive - and very funny-- Robert MacfarlaneAuthor: Hugh Warwick. Hugh Warwick is an ecologist and writer who loves hedgehogs. His books include A Prickly Affair, The Beauty in the Beast and Linescapes. Find out more.