Regional Garden Design in the United States, Volume 15
Therese O'Malley, Marc Treib
Dumbarton Oaks, 1995 - Architecture - 321 pages
Regionalism has become a much-discussed design issue for landscape architects in recent years. Increased mobility, uprootedness, and the pace of change in an increasingly technological society have all contributed to interest in the concept because it places value on cultural continuity in local areas. This approach to garden design deliberately takes into account the region and attempts to capture the spirit of the place, the plant material, and symbolic qualities that define its natural and cultural character. The articles in this volume lay a foundation for examining regionalism in American garden design. The organization of the papers is by geographical area: the West Coast, the Midwest, the South, and New England. Wilhelm Miller's seminal essay of 1915, The Prairie Spirit in Landscape Gardening, has been reprinted as an appendix. This essay, which is frequently cited but rarely seen, is often regarded as the "regionalist" manifesto.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
San Francisco Bay Region Tradition in Landscape and Garden Design
Horace William Shaler Cleveland
The Prairie Gardens of O C Simonds and Jens Jensen
Translating an Ancient Idyll
The Drawings of
aesthetic architect areas beauty Bernard Maybeck buildings California Cemetery century Chicago Circular 170 climate color create cultural deﬁned deﬁnition Eckbo England evergreens F. L. Olmsted farm ﬁeld ﬁnd ﬁrst ﬂat ﬂowers formal Frederick Law Olmsted French Quarter front garden design Garrett Eckbo Graceland Graceland Cemetery H. W. S. Cleveland Hanna/Olin History home grounds horticultural Ibid idea Illinois inﬂuence Jens Jensen Lake land Landscape Architecture landscape design Landscape Gardening lawn materials Maybeck Midwest Miller Minneapolis native natural Notarial Archives O. C. Simonds ofﬁce Olmsted’s Orleans Notarial ornamental picturesque Plan Book plantation plants Prairie Spirit prairie style reﬂect region restoration River scape scenery shrubs signiﬁcant Simonds and Jensen Society space species speciﬁc Spirit in Landscape stratiﬁed terraces tion tradition University urban vegetation Viburnum villa vines Virginia Washington West Westover wild William Byrd II woods yard York