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Illustrated History of Landscape Design

ISBN: 9780470289334 | 0470289333
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Wiley
Pub. Date: 2/8/2010

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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 toportray 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 of inspiration.

"The authors have a created a visual treat sure to inspire and captivate any student of landscape design. Beautiful, abundant, precise drawings in concert with a more limited yet engaging text make this book unique. In a visual discipline such as landscape design, such a novel approach is long overdue. This impressive work could serve as an outstanding textbook for landscape design students or as a useful reference for libraries. This significant, delightful, one-of-a kind work is sure to become a classic." -Choice, July 2010

"…an accessible and reliable source for students and the interest general reader." -BBC Gardens Illustrated, May 2010



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