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Publication . Article . 2019

Græsplaenen gennem 100 år i Danmark –samfundsvaerdi og dyrkningskultur

Dam, Torben;
Open Access
Published: 01 Jan 2019
Publisher: Københavns Universitet
Country: Sweden

How can the Danish lawn be read and interpreted through the last century? The cases vary a lot, therefore the cases reach out towards a general discussion.The investigation aims at exploring the Danish lawn in an international perspective, and lawns in landscape architecture or lawns as symbols signify critical points of view to societal matters.The present contribution explores the lawn as a central component in selected cases from 1915 till today. The modern breakthrough in the 1920s in Danish landscape architecture revitalized the lawn. Further artistic contributions in the 1950s launched the lawn in a delicate poetic edition. Only a few years later in the 1960s, the lawn signified the inhuman, industrialized suburb. The color TV in the 1980s made the lawn synonymous with commercial football and technology. In 2019, the lawn is an everyday thing, and parallelly it exists as the antonym to the ecological flower meadow – the “true” urban nature.


Lawn, nature, landscape architecture, ecology, societal values, grass, Art History, Konstvetenskap

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