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A visual journey through the history of landscape design For thousands of years, people have altered the meaning of space by reshaping nature. As an art form, these architectural landscape creations are stamped with societal imprints unique to their environment and place in time. Illustrated History of Landscape Design takes an optical sweep of the iconic landscapes constructed throughout the ages. Organized by century and geographic region, this highly visual reference uses hundreds of masterful pen-and-ink drawings to show how historical context and cultural connections can illuminate today's design possibilities. This guide includes: Storyboards, case studies, and visual narratives to portray spaces Plan, section, and elevation drawings of key spaces Summaries of design concepts, principles, and vocabularies Historic and contemporary works of art that illuminate a specific era Descriptions of how the landscape has been shaped over time in response to human need Directing both students and practitioners along a visually stimulating timeline, Illustrated History of Landscape Design is a valuable educational tool as well as an endless source ofinspiration.
“Rich with photographs and descriptions of how landscape design has shaped and reflected culture over time.” —The American Gardener The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens explores the defining moments in garden design. Through profiles of 100 of the most influential gardens, Linda Chisholm explores how social, political, and economic influences shaped garden design principles. The book is organized chronologically and by theme, starting with the medieval garden Alhambra and ending with the modern naturalism of the Lurie Garden. Sumptuously illustrated, The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens is a comprehensive resource for garden designers and landscape architects, design students, and garden history enthusiasts.
An indispensable reference to the history of environmental design When first published in 1981, William Mann?s Space and Time in Landscape Architectural History played an important role in helping students and practitioners in landscape architecture and architecture to understand the rich history of environmental design. Now fully revised and twice as large as its predecessor, Landscape Architecture: An Illustrated History in Timelines, Site Plans, and Biography features expanded and updated treatment of several sections?a new section of biographies and new coverage of the design contributions of racial and ethnic minorities, women, and non-Western civilizations. To give a fully rounded perspective, Landscape Architecture looks at environmental design from several different angles, using such sections as: Timelines?Environmental design doesn?t occur in isolation, and this format?updated through 1992?underscores that by relating major landmarks and figures in environmental design to significant political, philosophical, technological, and social events. Maps?How do geography, latitude, and climate affect environmental design? Can we gauge design influence by the proximity of one creation to?or its distance from?another? This section, which pinpoints the location of major cities and design works, answers these and other vital questions. Scaled Site Plans?Including 25 new plans, this compilation of more than 100 of the most notable works?from ancient Egypt to present day and drawn to common scales?facilitates at-a-glance comparisons between sites and offers such essential data as location, date(s) of design development, names(s) of the designer(s), and size in acres and hectares. Biographies?This new section sketches the contributions of nearly 300 major figures who, through the ages, have helped shape environmental design land scape architects, architects, planners, visual artists, artistic schools, philosophers, aesthetes, patrons, clients, and more. Glossary?Featuring nearly 500 new terms, it clarifies English and foreign languagge words and phrases central to environmental design and derived from land scape architecture, architecture, planning, history, art, engineering, ecology, horticulture, and related fields. An essential reference for students of landscape architecture history, Landscape Architecture is also an important source of design ideas for current professionals in all areas of environmental design.
CONTENTS: (1) Context-sensitive landscape architecture (2) Aims of landscape architecture (3) Theory in landscape architecture (4) Ten historic design theories (5) Modernist, Postmodern and Post-postmodern Art (6) Modern Design Theory, including Ecological Design and ESRI Geodesign (7) Postmodern Design Theory, including Deconstructionism and Landscape Urbanism (8) Post-postmodern Design Theory, including PAKILDA and Ecological Urbanism (9) On Values, including McHarg, Land Ethics and Environmental Ethics
John Dixon Hunt is widely considered one of the foremost of today's writers on thehistory and theory of gardens and landscape architecture. Gardens and the Picturesque collects 11 ofHunt's essays - several of them never before published - that deal with the ways in which men andwomen have given meaning to gardens and landscapes, especially with the ways in which gardens haverepresented the world of nature "picturesquely."Ranging over subjects from the cult of thepicturesque to verbal-visual parallels within gardens, from allegorical imagery to landscapepainting, these essays brilliantly invoke Hunt's fascination with the idea of the garden both as amilieu - by which gardens become the most eloquent expressions of complex cultural ideas - and as asite of cultural translation, whereby one period shapes for its own purposes the ideas and formsinherited from its predecessors.From Castle Howard in Yorkshire to French impressionist gardens theessays deal with several crucial aspects of the picturesque controversy, how practical applicationsof the Picturesque taste affected people's treaty with and experience of landscape gardens and eventhe larger landscape - this last is tracked through the work of the great painter J. M. W. Turnerand his talented commentator, John Ruskin, as well as through the garden designs of Humphry Reptonand the lingering debts to the picturesque movement that haunt modernist theory. The book concludeswith a consideration of the utopian aspirations and views of the garden in different societies.JohnDixon Hunt is currently academic advisor to the Oak Spring Garden Library, Upperville, Virginia. Thefounding editor of both The Journal of Garden History and Word & Image, he has been a SeniorFellow and from 1988 to 1991 Director of Studies in Landscape Architecture at Harvard University'sDumbarton Oaks.
From climate change to sustainable communities, landscape architecture is at the forefront of today's most crucial issues and this book provides an introduction to the key elements of this broad field. The Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture explains the process of designing for sites, calling upon historical precedent and evolving philosophies to discuss how a project moves from concept to realization. It serves as a guide to the many specializations within landscape architecture, such as landscape strategy and urban design. The second edition features new international and US-based case studies including a study of Peter Schaudt of Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects based in Chicago, US, which features the Historic Landscape Preservation Plan, at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The work of Dr Kongjian Yu of Turenscape is explored and features Houtan Park, Shanghai, China and Greg Grabasch's project Januburu Six Seasons, Broome, Western Australia is discussed. Examined in depth is the work of Ten Eyck Landscape Architects at The Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus, US. For the second edition the author, Tim Waterman, has interviewed the following leading landscape architects: Phil Askew of the London Legacy Development Corporation, UK, discusses the continuing legacy of the Olympics in London. The work of New York-based Thomas Balsley is explored through his project at Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park, New York, USA. The ethos of Raymond Jungles is examined with reference to his project at 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami, Florida, USA. And the role of the landscape architect is discussed with Thierry Kandjee of Taktyk in Brussels, Belgium. These interviews and case studies should inspire landscape architect students the world over to create innovative and creative designs.

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