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City ChoreographerLawrence Halprin in Urban Renewal America$
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Alison Bick Hirsch

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816679782

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816679782.001.0001

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Designing with Nature As “Archetypal Precedent”

Designing with Nature As “Archetypal Precedent”

Portland Open Space Sequence, Seattle Freeway Park, Manhattan Square Park

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3. Designing with Nature As “Archetypal Precedent”
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City Choreographer
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Alison Bick Hirsch

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816679782.003.0004

Chapter Three presents Halprin’s reliance on the “archetypal precedent of natural processes” to reorient people to their environment and reduce the barriers between humans and the natural world. The pioneering open space sequence in Portland, Oregon is the primary case study in this chapter, as it represents one of the best examples of his choreographic approach. Seattle Freeway Park serves as a comparative study of a later attempt to fulfill similar ideals.

Keywords:   Lawrence Halprin, Anna Halprin, urban renewal, landscape architecture, participatory planning, urban design, choreography, creative process

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