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Amsterdamse Bos – Biography of an urban forest
Amsterdamse Bos – Biography of an urban forest

Amsterdamse Bos – Biography of an urban forest

Sofia Dupon & Jouke van der Werf

Paperback / Ingenaaid | Engels
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Omschrijving

Spring 1934. In a boggy clay polder south of Amsterdam, the first sods are cut for what would become the largest urban forest in the world: Amsterdamse Bos. Over the next decades, the so-called Boschplan expanded into a unique project. Creating woodland in the polder was a technological tour de force, and Cornelis van Eesteren and Jakoba Mulder’s modern design caused a sensation at home and abroad. Equally unique were the conditions that surrounded the Bos’ birth. Amidst the hardships of the 1930s economic crisis, the project was made possible by the forced labour of thousands of unemployed Amsterdammers. It was they who dug the water courses, built the drainage system, and raised banks, plateaus and paths, chiefly by hand and for scant wages. Amsterdamse Bos served a social purpose: it was intended as an area of leisure and natural delights for all sections of the Amsterdam population. In this, the Bos was the first major recreation landscape in the Netherlands. How did this mega-project come about? What were the ideas behind it? And how did it evolve from a tender young grove to a full-blown nature area harbouring kingfishers, grass snakes, goats, and numerous other plant and animal species? This book tells the surprisingly rich story of eighty-five years of Amsterdamse Bos.

Specificaties
  • Uitgever
    Thoth, Uitgeverij
  • Druk
    1
  • Verschenen
    jun. 2019
  • Bladzijden
    112
  • Genre
    Bouwkunst, architectuur
  • Afmetingen
    220 x 172 x 11 mm
  • Gewicht
    363 gram
  • EAN
    9789068687828
  • Bindwijze
    Paperback / Ingenaaid
  • Taal
    Engels

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