DescriptionA 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.
Landscape and Architecture.
Western Europe: Walled Minds, Walled Gardens.
Moorish Spain: An Indelible Influence.
China: Nature’s Splendor in a Garden.
Japan: In the Spirit of Nature.
Japan: Muromachi Era.
China: Ming Dynasty.
Central Asia: Timurid Garden Cities.
Italy: Curious Minds, Broadened Vistas.
Italy: The Rebirth of Rome.
Renaissance Gardens in France and England.
The Early Botanic Garden: An Encyclopedia of Plants.
Early Mughal Gardens: Persian Art Forms Travel East.
Japan: The Momoyama Era.
Japan: Edo Period.
The Mughal Empire: Sacred Symmetries.
Persian Gardens of Paradise.
Italian Baroque Styles.
The flowering of the Dutch Landscape.
English Gardens: A Restrained Mix of European Styles.
French Classical Gardens: The Control of Nature.
England: The Development of the Landscape Garden.
The Landscape Garden in France.
China: Qianlong’s Imprint.
Early American Gardens: Homeland Traditions.
England: The Victorians and Their Plants.
France: Republics and Empires.
Landscape Architecture in America.
The Glided Age: Extremes of Wealth and Poverty.
The New Aesthetic of Modernism.
Environmental Art: Nature as Medium.
Artistic Trends in Landscape Design.
Environmental and Ecological Design.
A Sustainable Earth: Ten Ideas.
"…an accessible and reliable source for students and the interest general reader." (BBC Gardens Illustrated, May 2010)
- Highly visual guide to landscape design history features hundreds of masterful, hand drawn images
- Concise approach is design oriented and illustrates how the landscape has been shaped over time in response to human need
- Helps readers apply historical context to contemporary design challenges
- Focuses on the iconic parks and gardens of history with an analysis of the elements and principles of each design
- Includes plan, section and elevation drawings of key spaces