Nys Philippe (Be) – Philosopher - Paris – France

CONTACT : t philippe.nys@laposte.net


     Hermeneutics, Poetics and Theory of Space's Design


    NEWS :


Emscher park, matrice et enjeux d'un pittoresque contemporain

annonce du cycle de conférences chiasma,

école nat sup de la villette, octobre 2006-janvier 2007 HERE


Next intervention


 the 2d of July 2008,   Apeldoorn, the Netherlands    


Last Publication


“The Picturesque at the Age of its Technical Reproduction”, in Cultural Landscapes, edited by

Rossella Salerno, Politecnico Milan , from a symposium in Milano, december 2007



Last Jury

22th and 23th of May 2008,   Arnhem, Ifla, competition for students,


Last Text

“Du paysage aux confins de l’image », dans Paysage & Modernité(s), textes réunis et rassemblés par Aline Bergé et Michel Collot, Recueil/Ousia, Bruxelles, décembre 2007 ICI

http://www.eurorgan.be Diffused in France with Vrin,



Last research 

 2004-2007, Scientific Director of a research "The Picturesque and the limits of modernity"

 Ministry of Culture, France


Last lectures 



Seoul, Seoul National University of South-Korea

Seoul, Anyang University, Architecture and Urban Planning department :


Seoul 2006, CCF Seoul, South korea


    LINKs (Recent) :










    Books :


1999                     - The Explored Garden. A Hermeneutics of Place. Volume One. (Le jardin exploré. Une herméneutique du lieu, volume un),

   Editions de l’Imprimeur, Paris-Besançon.


As places born of desire, gardens have been abundantly commented on from the historic viewpoint. If they are often misunderstood, their role in the domains of heritage, architecture and urbanism is nonetheless increasingly recognized. As for their status in the arts though, from an aesthetic viewpoint it is problematic and remains today, as it was in the past, a vector for project and meaning. The theme of the garden is thus that of an eminently complex place – one that calls on diverse knowledge and techniques, embodies deep symbolic meaning, invents its own language, and poses questions as to its process of emergence and its nature. What can we say of the relationships established between the place itself (the in situ), the experience that leads up to and provokes such a space (the in actu) and the literary, pictorial or photographic representations (the in visu) which depict, anticipate or petrify it ? This book attempts to find answers to questions like these by elaborating a theory of the art of gardens, such as has been developed in Western tradition from the time of the Greeks to today. The philosophic framework of hermeneutics enables us to define the art of gardens as an art of interpretation, whose purely philosophic explanation derives from the historic basis that founds this tradition. It thus acquires the status of a specific hermeneutics with a universal vocation, a sort of permanent laboratory in which is embodied a vital part of our relation to the world.


1998              - Architecture and the Body (L’architecture au corps), Editors : Philippe Nys,

  Chris Younès and Michel Mangematin,

  Bruxelles, Editions Ousia, collection Recueil


The Body is always in the center of our environmental contexts. The main  axis of this volume is to think of architecture in its anthropological, ethical and aesthetical reality “against” its structural function.


1997                  - Logic of Place and Human Work (Logique du lieu et œuvre humaine),

  Editors : Augustin Berque and Philippe Nys,

                              Bruxelles, Editions Ousia, collection Recueil


The logic of place is historically linked to a very importan historical contextt, the “overcoming of modernity” ( Tokyo colloquium in 1942) and the radical ontological question raised by Heidegger. This logic is also established on  inspiration, creating all human work.


1997                                                     - Philippe Nys Editor of Landscape. Function of Aesthetic in Modern

  Society (1962) from Joachim Ritter, translated from German by Gérard Raulet

  (1978), with “The Mont Ventoux Ascension” from Petrarque,

  the poem of Schiller  “The Walking”, a commentary of Massimo Venturi

  Ferriolo and a general introduction of Philippe Nys,

                   Paris-Besançon, Editions de l’Imprimeur, collection Jardins et Paysages


Ritters’s thesis consists in showing how the emergence of the aesthetic feeling of nature had its starting point in the “divorce” between man and nature. The aesthetic function proper to modernity was built on the loss of the Aristotelician theoretical concept, which saw nature as a whole and cosmos. Separated from the cosmos, man may become free and responsible for the world and for himself. Ritter’s reflexion ends on the need to develop “specific organs” in the contemporary world – the garden being one of them next to landscape and cities.


1996             - The Sense of Place : Logos, Topos, Aisthesis (Sens du lieu : Logos, Topos,

 Aisthesis), Editors : Philippe Nys, Chris Younès and Michel Mangematin,

Bruxelles, Editions Ousia, collection Recueil


Architecture is always, in the same gesture, building and thought. The question of place involves relationships between individual and collective identity, history and meanings in a contemporary world submitted to blind mecanisms which seem full of power. Architecture participates in this production but it is also a place which resists this domination. The aim of the book is to open a theoretical and historical horizon to give a newsense to history.


1995             - The Garden, Art and Place of Memory  (Le jardin, art et lieu de mémoire),

    Editors : Philippe Nys and Monique Mosser

    Paris-Besançon, Editions de l’Imprimeur, collection Jardins et Paysages


We are living at a time in human culture when, once again, everything seems to be uncertain. Interest in memory is expanding in phase with this uncertainty and confusion. A culture that loses its memory or that destroys it has no culture. A culture that does not give people the chance to build their own identity and to die in peace is not a culture. A culture no longer capable of creating public and private places worthy of praise and truth is incapable of living and dying; it does nothing more than survive. Gardens condense all these issues : they are charged with history, metaphysics and aesthetics, but they also reflect politics and go to the heart of the symbolic construction of the individual in the world, the anonymous traveller on this earth. Taking thought on the garden and its design as an art and on the garden as a place of memory amounts to producing historical meaning for the contemporary world.


 1994        - Trees : Unreal Nature Reproduced (Irréelle Nature Reproduite – Arbre)


Poetic notations for the 11th in the series of Artbooks by Jean-Paul Ruiz and 25 photographs taken from a microscope by Voichita Bucur, researcher at INRA (Paris)



Maître de conférences titulaire (=Associated Professor), University of Paris8, UFR ARTS, dpt of Plastic Arts

Member of the Team Research EA 4010 Arts des images et art contemporain/ Arts of Images and Contemporary Art


Member of the Team Research AMP : Architecture Milieu Paysage/ Architecture Milieu Landscape, National School of Architecture of Paris La Villette

Regular interventions in different Schools of Architecture and Landscape : Paris-Belleville, Versailles, Lille




2002         - Qualification from the National Council of French Universities,

   section 18, Aesthetics (Conseil national des Universités)


1998              - Qualification from the National Council of French Universities, section 18,

   Aesthetics (CNU/Conseil national des Universités)


                                                               1995         - Ph. D. in Philosophy and Literature, specialization : Philosophy

Thesis Title : “Elements for Hermeneutics and Phenomenology of Dwelling    Places : Garden – Architecture – Landscape”,

   Appendix Thesis Title : “The Question of Playing according to Hans Georg

   Gadamer”, Free University of Brussels, Belgium


                                                               1973         - B.A. in Philosophy (equivalent to third level thesis in France)

Thesis Title : “ Remarks on ‘What is Metaphysics ?’ of Martin Heidegger”,         Free University of Brussels, Belgium


                                                               1970         - B.A. in Philosophy and Literature, specialization : Roman Philology

    Thesis Title : “Georges Bataille’s Novels”

    Free University of Brussels, Belgium


1970             - Agrégation’ in Philosophy and Literature,

     Free University of Brussels, Belgium



                                                               Since 1993              - Associated Professor, 

                              University of Paris8, UFR ARTS, dpt of Plastic Arts


1997/2001          - Professor, General Philosophy and Aesthetics

                              University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne,

                              Department of Plastic Arts and Sciences of Art                              


1992/2001          - Lecturer : Schools of Architecture,

   Paris-Belleville, Clermont-Ferrand, Lille, Nancy, Versailles     


1992/2001          - Lecturer : School of Landscape,



1995/1997          - Associated Professor,

                              School of Architecture, Strasbourg


1991/1994          - Guest Lecturer, Department of PostGraduate Studies “Gardens, Landscapes,


                              School of Architecture, Paris-La Villette


1976/1992           -  Professor of French and Human Sciences

                               Horticultural Graduate School,

                               Tournai, Belgium              


1973/1976           -  Professor of French, Philosophy and Aesthetics

                               Teacher Training School,

                               Kinshasa, Zaïre


     2006-2007          -           The Picturesque on the Limits of Modernity II

                                  Chiasma. In Pursuit of the Contemporary Picturesque

                                An international cycle of conferences with 6 x 2 lectures :

                                  Manuel Gausa (Barcelone)  - Stefano Boeri (Milan) //

                               Eric Luiten (Delf)- Christophe Girot (Zurich) // David Leatherbarrow 

                              (Philadelphia)- Naoya Hatakeyama   (Tokyo) / /Antoine Picon (Harvard)-

                                Marc Mimram (Marne La Vallée) // David Howes (Montréal)- Stalker

                                 (Francesco Careri - Lorenzo Romito) (Rome) // John  MacArthur (Queen

                                    Australia)- Inaki Abalos (Madrid)

The hypothesis of an enlarged picturesque, protean, operating at the scale of the planet and      “adhering” in a certain way constantly to its movements and specific spheres, implies and permits the posing of a series of questions calling for responses, at different levels, approaches, disciplinary fields. What, for example, is the future of the classic trilogy “beau, picturesque, sublime” in view of the destiny of art and the arts in the 20th century, of the development of techniques and of technology, notably of media and multimedia? According to which models and modalities is the “production of space” made? What are the modalities of creation in a contemporary picturesque regarding the future of cities, the disqualification/ re-qualification of waste-land and industrialized zones? What about the treatment or abandonned suburbs, the conquest of new territories and markets created by enterprises and demographic growth? What are the modes and modalities of the manufacturing of images, materials, masks? How about the central question of the means of reproduction, diffusion,  reception of spaces and production of objects and the images they generate?  What of the specific role of editors and graphic designers in the production of contemporary sites?

In the unfolding of these questions, among others, the ambition of this cycle is to test the pertinence of our hypothesis, to understand the reasons for the efficiency of the contemporary picturesque, reasons which could also reveal themselves to be the same as those of its devalorization, in short to better define and discern its original legitimacy, its metamorphoses (historic) and its limits (structurel).



2004-2005      The Picturesque on the Limits of Modernity I

Two international seminars with around 20 guests :


Shin ichi Anzai (Tokyo Literature) - Martine Bouchier (Paris La Seine/Architecture and Arts) - Bernard Colenbrander (Rotterdam/Urbanism) - Philippe Gresset (Paris Malaquais/Architecture and History) - William Guerrieri (Rubiera/Italy Photography) - Souhei Imamura (Tokyo/ Architecture) - (Tokyo) - Stephen Jacobs (Ghent, Belgium Photography) - David   Leatherbarrow (Philadephia/ Architecture and Landscape) - Thierry Mandoul (Paris Malaquais/ Architecture and History) - Panos Mantziaras (Paris Malaquais Architecture and Theory) - Bruno Notteboom (Ghent, Belgium/Landscape and Tourism) - Philippe Nys (Paris8 Landscape and Theory) - Franscesca  Orestano (Politecnico Milano/Literature and Landscape) - Shiina Ryosuké (Kyoto/Landscape and Music) - Rossella Salerno (Politecnico Milano/Landscape and Theory) - Misuaki Shigemori (Kyoto/ Art of Gardens) - Marc  Treib (Berkeley/Landscape and History) - Mirihiro Satow (Kyoto/ Photography and History) - Christian Speissman (Paris Landscape) - David Tucker (Univ of Iowa/Landscape and History)

A dimension of generalized picturesque may be said to be operative on a world scale today, involved in the contemporary making of places: it goes from the small scale of the constructive detail, from the sculptural and the immediately visual to the ambition and the scope of the landscape - fragmented or total, material or visual, critical and ideological... Such is the fundamental hypothesis that defines this research in its structure, its dynamics and its stakes. This first meeting intends to examine this hypothesis in threefold manner : give an account of its historical basis and of theoretical dimensions; compare these elements with the actual ways in which the picturesque forms (indigenous or imported) have taken place in Europe and in Japan; and, above all, put in perspective the whole of these elements in the becoming and the transmission of forms, materials and places, on a globe characterized by the generalized circulation of goods and images.



2001                                        - Visiting Professor,

   Tokyo, Meji University, Department of Architecture  

                    August - January


2000-2001               - Director of seminars

   International College of Philosophy (Paris)


2000                                        - Visiting Professor,

   Kyoto University, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies,

   April - September               


1997/1999                - Guest Lecturer,

   PostGraduate School in Social Research

   (Ecole des hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)



1996/1997                - “Art/Architecture/Light. New Places and Conditions of Perception”,

                    Plastic Arts Delegation, French Ministry of Culture,

                    International College of Philosophy,

                    School of Architecture, Lille                                             


1992/1998       - Programme Director,

                          International College of Philosophy (Collège international de philosophie)


   “Hermeneutics and Phenomenology of Dwelling Places : Garden –

   Architecture – Landscape”


1990/1992       - Director of Seminars

   International College of Philosophy,



Editor of the Series “Art(s) des Lieux”,

Brussels, Ousia Editions,  since 2003

Two volumes edited


Founder Member and Member of the Editorial Committee of the Periodical “Landscape Notebook” (Les Carnets du Paysage), since 1998

Paris-Arles, National School of Landscape, Versailles and Actes Sud Publishers



Co-Editor of “Gardens and Landscapes”, Series edited by Philippe Nys and Monique Mosser, Paris-Besançon, Editions de l’Imprimeur, since 1995


This series provides vital references for students, architects, town planners, historians and philosophers as well as for readers interested in gardens, garden-makers and collectors. By publishing fundamental works of the past – forgotten, unknown or un-translated – along with French and foreign, historic and contemporary, aesthetic and theoretical works, we hope to reveal the complexity and hidden wealth of a prime source of poetic imagination. Eight titles published.


Editor of the Series “Recueil”,

Brussels, Ousia Editions, since 1989 


The main line of the series is to publish collective volumes around a philosophical theme within an interdisciplinary framework. Twenty issues, of which some volumes deal with the relationships between architecture, philosophy, space and landscape.





2006         - Member of the winner's team for a Project and Planning for a Center of

                               Landscape and Rural Development, Saint Benoît du Sault

   Cultural Ministery, Agricultural Ministery and different local and regional



2000                         - Council of Europe Landscape Award 2000

   Participants : Europe, a Common Heritage,

                                    Council of Europe, Strasbourg


- European Foundation for Heritage Skills,

                   Council of Europe, Strasbourg


1997/1999                - International Competition “The Two Riverbank Garden and

   Landesgartenschau 2004 Kehl-Strasbourg”,



1997/1999                - Survey, Seminars and Conference for the “Cultural and Artistic Reutilization

   of the cultural of Historical Heritage of Europe”,

Paris and Rome, Cultural Encounter Center-Council of Europe                                     

1997/1999                - Project, Planning and Report of The International Landscape Center-Cultural

                 Encounter Center,

Cultural Ministery, Ministery for the Environment and National and    Development, Agricultural Ministery       


1995                                                     - Study and Report for the Development of the Landscapes and Gardens of the

   Nord-Picardie Region,

                    Regional Administration for Facilities and Amenities






2000/present           - Associate Consultant with the landscape Agency “Signes” (Paris)

   for example the Competition “Restoration of the Park of Buttes-



1997/2005                - Consultant for the Landscape Agency “Empreinte” (Lille) for the

   Competition for the Design and Utilisation of the Landscape and

   Surroundings of the Achères Treatment Plant (Interdepartment

   Administration for the Rehabilitation of the Paris Region -Syndicat

   interdépartemental pour l’assainissement de l’agglomération parisienne


                    Project Winner, in the Process of being implemented


1994                         -  Consultant for “PUR”, Consultancy and Advisory Body, Genval, Belgium

Competition for Ideas for the Reconversion of the Site and Surroundings of   the Former Prison of St Léonard

Liège, Belgium




1.         “ The Garden in the Age of Reason”,

Lumières et Romantisme, Annales de l'Institut de philosophie de l'Université libre de

Bruxelles, Paris, Vrin, 1989, pp. 57-76

2.         “ Reflections on the Dialogue between Martin Heidegger and Ernst Jünger”,

                 L’expérience du temps, Bruxelles, Recueil /Ousia, 1989, pp. 161-174

3.   “ Celebration of a Sphere. About a Sculpture by Arnoldo Pomodoro”,

 Au-delà du paysage moderne, Augustin Berque editor, Paris, Le Débat/Gallimard n°65, 1991, pp. 88-93 

4. “ The Idea of Town as Concrete Experience of Time and Space »,

Temps et Espace, Bruxelles, Recueil/Ousia, 1992, pp. 109-124

5.         “ Mimesis of Art and Nature », Sites et Paysages,

Reims, Parc naturel de la Montagne de Reims, 1992, pp. 51-67                                                                      

6.         “ Elements to an Hermeneutics of Gardens and Landscape. About the Japanese Garden”,

 with photographs by Jacques Vasseur,

Donner l’habiter, Ecole d'Architecture de Clermont-Ferrand, 1992, pp. 86-1207.

7. “ The Kairos of Place”,

Chaos Harmonie Existence, Ecole d'Architecture de Clermont-Ferrand, 1993, pp. 47-


8.         “ Landscape and the Question of the ‘Feeling’”,

Géographie et cultures n°9, Paris, L'Harmattan, 1994, pp.107-126

9.         “ Wild Nature and Art”,

Catalogue de l'exposition Art grandeur nature II, Paris, Parc de la Courneuve/Conseil

général de Seine St Denis, 1994, pp. 4-9

10. “ Games, Process of Creation and the Art of Place”,

Transversal Seminar De l'expérience, Paris, Papiers du Collège International de

philosophie (CIPh), n°21, 1994, p. 57-77

11. “ Ekphrasis of Gaillon. About an Artistic Installation of Jacques Vieille : To Garden”,

Rouen, catalogue DRAC of exhibition, 1995, pp. 9-24

12. “ Landscape’s Effervescences”,

Dossier Pour l'amour du paysage, Paris, Esprit, July 1995, pp.142-149

13.      “ The Garden : the Idea of Nature between Paradise and Celestial Jerusalem”,

La  nature, Philosophie politique n°6, Paris, Presses universitaires de France, 1995,

pp. 125-150

14. “ The Great Forms. About a Jacques Vieille’s Installation”,

The Garden, Art and Place of Memory, Philippe Nys and Monique Mosser editor,

Paris-Besançon, Editions de l’Imprimeur, 1995, pp. 509-522

15. “ The Garden, a Non Textual Hermeneutics of Place : the Question of Ekphrasis”,

                 Lire l’espace, sous la direction de J. Poirier et J.-J. Wunenberger,

Bruxelles, Recueil/Ousia, 1996, pp. 289-312

15bis.Text translated and published in Spanish,

“El Arte de Los Jardines : Una hermeutica del Lugar y la cuestion de la ekphrasis”,

El jardin como arte. Arte y Naturaleza, J. Maderuelo editor, Huesca

16. “ ‘About Airs, Waters, Places’. Commentary to Hippocrates Treatise »

Le sens du lieu, Ph. Nys, Ch. Younès, Michel Mangematin editor

Bruxelles, Recueil/Ousia, 1996, pp. 385-434

17. “ Phenomenology and Hermeneutics in Architecture. Commentary on ‘Architecture and

      the Crisis of Modern Science” of Alberto Perez-Gomez,

Le sens du lieu, Ph. Nys, Ch. Younès, Michel Mangematin editor Bruxelles,

Recueil/Ousia, 1996, pp. 163-174

18. “ Relationship between Art and Architecture. Toward an Expanded Field of Architecture”,

                 with Martine Bouchier,

Le philosophe chez l’architecte, Chris Younès editor Paris, Descartes & Cie, 1996,


19. “ To a Hermeneutics of Landscape”,

Les enjeux du paysage, sous la direction de Michel Collot, Bruxelles, Recueil/ Ousia,

1997, pp. 342-362

20.  “ Landscape as Hermeneutics”,

Université de Dijon, Interfaces 11-12, 1997, pp. 93-112

21.  “ Monument and Creation. About Aloïs Riegl’s “Cult of Monuments”,

Paris, Travées, revue des Centres culturels de rencontre, 1997, pp. 20-26

22. “ Landscape and Re-Presentation. The Earth as Landscape”,

Le paysage et ses grilles, sous la direction de Françoise Chenet,  Paris,

Esthétique/L’Harmattan, 1997, pp. 131-141

23. “ Introduction” and “ A Place on Limits of Creation : the Garden”

Logic of Place and Human Work, Editors : Augustin Berque and Philippe Nys

Bruxelles, Ousia, Recueil, 1996, pp. 5-8 and pp. 133-162

24. “ The Garden of Models. Project for the festival of Chaumont-sur-Loire”, with Martine

Bouchier, Paris, Les Carnets du paysage, n°2, Arles/Paris, Actes Sud/Ensp, 1998, pp.


25. “ To Reconcile Europe. About the Two Riverbanks Garden Kehl-Strasbourg”,

Leçons de jardins à travers l’Europe, First Publication of European Cultural Itinerary,

Strasbourg, Editions Alternative, 1998, pp. 135-141.

26. “ Garden as Symbolic Institution”,

Felipe II En Rey Intimo. Jardin y Naturaleza en el siglo XVI,  Aranjuez, 1998, pp.

289-306 [in French]

27. “The Ethical and Aesthetic Status of the Garden in the City”,

Lausanne, une envie de ville   heureuse, sous la direction de Lorette Coen,

Lausanne, Editions du Péribole/Ensp, 1998, pp. 118-123

developped version in Ville contre-nature. Philosophie et architecture, sous la                direction de Chris Younès, Paris, La Découverte, 1999, pp. 195-213

28. “Art and Nature : a Genealogical Perspective”,

Paris, Autrement, March 1999, pp. 241-263

28bis. Text translated and published in German, with “Innere Garten”, photographs by Eva

Maria Schön, Bâle, Kunstforum, Mei 1999, pp. 71-85

29. “ Metamorphosis of Historic Monuments and the Framework for their Re-Using :

Theories and Representations in Europe”,  Paris, European Network of Cultural

Centers-Historical Monuments, 1999, pp. 6-41

30. “ Fatal Attraction ? The Passion of Heritage”,

Les Carnets du paysage, n°4, Autumn/ Winter 1999, dossier « Désir de patrimoines »,

pp. 66-79

31. “ Notes on Frederic Law Olmsted and Photography”,

Les Carnets du Paysage, n°4,  Ensp/Paris and Actes/Sud, Arles, 1999

32. “ Interview” by Nakazawa Shin’ichi, “The Earth as Landscape”, “Introduction”

by Shiina Ryosuke, [in English and Japanese] Coucou no tchi, n°2, Spring 2000, pp.


33. “ From Thought to the Wild State”,

Art et jardins, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 2000, pp. 143-177

34. “ Blue Light. Be Careful : Gardens !. Project for the Lausanne Festival of Contemporary

Art of Garden”, winner, April-October 2000, Lausanne, 2000

35. “ Terraces, a Thousand Levels of Landscape”,

Compar(a)ison. An International Journal  of Comparative Literature, Paysages (III),

Berne, Peter Lang editor, 2000, pp.5-33

36. “ The Blind Spot of the Overcoming of Modernity”,

Logic of the Place and the Overcoming of Modernity, volume II, Augustin Berque editor, Bruxelles, Ousia, Recueil, 2000, p. 119-138

37. “ The Villa d’Este at Tivoli. A Story Board”, [only in English]

Architecture & Landscape, Jan Birksted ed., London, Routlege, 2001, pp. 223-244

38. “ Garden as a Symbolic Institution”, Histoires de Jardins - Rencontres de La Garenne

                 Lemot,  J. Pigeaud et J.-P Barbe directeurs,  Paris, Presses universitaires de France,

2001, pp. 1-24

39. " Landscape and Heritage - Challenges of an Environmental Symbol" [only in English]

Forward Planning  : The Function of Cultural Heritage in a Changing Europe

Strasbourg, Council of Europe, pp. 65-81

40. « The Garden, State of Place »,

Le paysage, état des lieux, Recueil/Ousia, octobre 2001, pp.395-418

41. « Modelages »,

Canadian Aesthetics Journal / Revue canadienne d'esthétique (Æ), volume 6, automne

2001, edited by Manon Regimbald, www.uqtr.ca/AE/, 20p. [only in French]

42. « The Japanese Garden in Europe : a Perspective »,

Japan Foundation, Tokyo octobre 2001, 12p. [in Japanese]

42bis, Developped version in Concepts5, Editions Sils Maria, 2002

42. “ Landscape as Spiritual Exercise. About Hadrian’s Villa”,

Actes du colloque sur la Villa d’Hadrien, Panthéon-Sorbonne, Henri Lavagne and

Monique Mosser editor, 2002, pp. 165-181

44."The Allegory of the Cave : Stakes of a Dispositif of Light",

in Lumières, Martine Bouchier editor, Editions Ousia, collection Arts des lieux, 2002,

pp. 51-64

45. « The Milieu in Question within the Horizon of Hermeneutics »,

issue of the Meiji University, Tokyo, 2003, 20p., [in Japanese]

46. « Quale ermeneutica per il paesaggio? »,

Leo Olscki editore, Florence, 2003, 15p. [in Italian]

47. « Promenade and Amenity »,

NTS inc., Tokyo, 10p. [only in Japanese]

48. "The Expanded Field of the Picturesque",

Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, mars 2006, 8p. [in French and English]

49. "Untimely Considerations to serve as an Introduction to the Picturesque,

in How to re-use the Architectural Heritage, Les Dossiers de l'IPW, Liège, Belgium,


50. "Trades and Professions of the Landscape",

in Landscape's Conversations 2004, Les Presses agronomiques de Gembloux,

Belgium, 2006

51. "Landscapes of the Borders",

in Landscape and Modernitie(s), Aline Bergé and Michel Collot editors, Editions

Ousia, collection Recueil (to be published at the end of 2007)

52. "Icone's Way",

in Transitional Zones, Martine Bouchier and Philippe Nys editors,

ArchiBooks, Paris(to be published at the end of 2007)

53. "Body, Crowd, Space or the Collaboration of the In-between",

in The Japanese Garden.  Nature, Artificial, Place in Another World, Benetton

Foundation, Treviso, février 2007 (to be published in Italian)


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