Dominic McIver Lopes, The Neo-Picturesque, with Susan Herrington, Philosophical Perspectives on Ruins, Monuments, and Memorials, ed. Jeanette Bicknell, Jennifer Judkins, and Carolyn Korsmeyer. London: Routledge, 2019, pp. 133-47

Neo-picturesque landscapes are former industrial sites redeveloped as parks in a way that preserves, maintains, and shapes memory of the materials, mechanics, and scale of the industrial age. This paper presents case studies of Duisburg Nord, the High Line, and Evergreen Brick Works. It distinguishes neo-picturesque ruins from archaeological ruins on one hand and mere redevelopment projects on the other, traces a continuity between the eighteen-century picturesque and the neo-picturesque, pinpoints the distinctive form of memory that the neo-picturesque engages, and defens the importance of the neo-picturesque in contemporary life.

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