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Be SeatedBe Seated

By Laurie Olin

In Be Seated Laurie Olin writes of his long interest in public seating
in parks and civic spaces sharing his insights into seemingly ordinary
elements of these places and actions of our individual lives and
experience along with his concern for the importance and effects of
public seating in the conduct and potential of our role as citizens and
the establishment of place and community. Discovering both the
extraordinary in the ordinary, along with the ordinary in the
extraordinary, Olin shares examples of his experience as a landscape
architect, and the theory, craft, and role of seating in a number of
prominent civic places, historically, and some of those his firm and
others have designed. Accompanying the essays are drawings and
watercolors by Olin that create a dialogue between writing and image,
supplying further richness to the author's insights and point of view as
a designer. Publisher: AR+D Publishing

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