Illustrated History of Landscape Design

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 12, 2010 - Architecture - 272 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 PREHISTORY TO 6th CENTURY
1
Chapter 2 6th to 15th CENTURIES
15
Chapter 3 15th CENTURY
57
Chapter 4 16th CENTURY
75
Chapter 5 17th CENTURY
107
Chapter 6 18th CENTURY
147
Chapter 7 19th CENTURY
177
Chapter 8 20th CENTURY
203
Chapter 9 21st CENTURY
231
Notes
245
Bibliography
251
Index
255
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About the author (2010)

Elizabeth Boults is a landscape architect and educator. She maintains an art-based practice in Berkeley, California, and teaches in the landscape architecture programs at University of California, Berkeley Extension, and University of California, Davis. Her subject areas include drawing, design, and history.

Chip Sullivan is a Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. Author of several books, he is the recipient of the Rome Prize, among many other national and international awards. He currently writes an ongoing series of illustrated articles for Landscape Architecture magazine.

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