To Heal the Earth (Hardcover)

Selected Writings Of Ian L. McHarg

By Frederick R. Steiner (Editor), Robert Yaro (Foreword by), Ian L. McHarg

Island Press, 9781559635738, 394pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 1998

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Paperback, Large Print (4/1/2007)

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About the Author

Frederick Steiner is Dean and Paley Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. Previously, he was Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Texas–Austin for 15 years. He has also taught planning, landscape architecture, and environmental science at Arizona State University, where he was Director of the School of Planning and Landscape Architecture, College of Architecture and Environmental Design; Washington State University; and the University of Colorado–Denver.

Steiner is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture and a presidential appointee to the national board of the American Institute of Architects. As a Fulbright-Hays Scholar in 1980, he conducted research on ecological planning at the Wageningen Agricultural and Environmental Science University, The Netherlands. In 1998 he was the National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize Fellow in Historic Preservation and Conservation at the American Academy in Rome. Steiner has written, edited, or co-edited 17 books.


Praise For To Heal the Earth: Selected Writings Of Ian L. McHarg

"Ian McHarg's work is seminal; it is an ethical and scientific touchstone for everyone trying to discern humanity's rightful and meaningful place as part of the natural world. He moved ecology from a marginal to a central concern and changed design and planning forever."

— William A. McDonough, William McDonough + Partners

"Beginning almost alone, Ian McHarg has energized-by the wizardry of his language coupled with a new world vision—not only the profession of landscape architecture, but two generations of citizens now able to call themselves environmentalists. Broad is his brush as well as his scope. Fortunate are we to get so much of his breadth compressed into these pages."

— Grady Clay, author, public radio commentator, and former editor of "Landscape Architecture"

"A true visionary and passionate believer in the inter-dependence of man and nature, Ian McHarg has played a major role in the environmental revolution. His selected writings in To Heal the Earth provide a fascinating record of how through theory, practice, and powerful advocacy he has brought an ecological imperative to landscape and urban planning."

— Russell E. Train, Chairman Emeritus, World Wildlife Fund, and former administrator, EPA