Design on the Land: The Development of Landscape Architecture

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La Editorial, UPR, Jan 1, 1971 - Architecture - 714 pages
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With the role of the landscape architect increasing as it is in importance, this first comprehensive survey of the art and practice of landscape architecture fills a great need.

Norman T. Newton has included over 400 illustrations in his book, which conveys a basic understanding of the aims and scope of landscape architecture and offers visual analyses of major historic works, each in the context of its own time.

The first third of the study is concerned with landscape architecture in the Western world, mainly Europe, from ancient times to the mid-nineteenth century. But the major part of the work is devoted to the development of landscape architecture in the century that has passed since it acquired the status of a profession and an independent discipline.

Concentrating primarily on the United States, Mr. Newton reviews his subject from its beginnings in colonial days to the work of Olmsted, Vaux, Cleveland, Weidenmann, Eliot, Platt, and the founders of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He discusses the Columbian Exposition of 1893, the "City Beautiful" movement and the growth of city planning, the Country Place Era, town planning in England and America, American national and state parks, parkways, urban open spaces, and recent variations in professional practice.

Mr. Newton concludes his book with a timely discussion of the vital role that landscape architecture plays in the conservation of natural resources and in protection of the environment.

  

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Contents

Ancient Times
1
The Middle Ages
21
Cordoba Seville
30
Granada Iran Mogul India
40
The Renaissance in Tuscany
55
Rome and the Cinquecento
67
Roman Villas of Villeggiatura
81
Villa Lante and the Villino Farnese
99
Weidenmann and Cleveland
307
Charles Eliot and His Metropolitan Park System
318
SingleTrack Eclecticism Takes Over
337
The Worlds Columbian Exposition of 1893
353
The Influence of Charles A Platt
372
Founding of the American Society of Landscape Architects
385
The American Academy in Rome
393
The McMillan Commissions Plan of Washington
400

Later Italian Villas 16101785
114
The Piazza in Italy
132
Beginnings in France
153
VauxleVicomte and Versailles
165
England under the Tudors
182
SeventeenthCentury England
194
The English Landscape Gardening School
207
Transition to Public Service
221
PucklerMuskau and Alphand
233
Early American Backgrounds
246
Central Park and Prospect Park
267
Olmsteds Work in Boston
290
The City Beautiful Movement and City Planning
413
The Country Place Era
427
English Town Planning and the Garden City
447
18721929
517
19291964
538
18641933
555
State Parks and the Civilian
576
Parkways and Their Offspring
596
Select Bibliography
677
Acknowledgments
691
Index
703
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