Landscape Design A Cultural and Architectural History

ISBN-10: 0810942534
ISBN-13: 9780810942530
Edition: 2001
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Description: People have shaped the landscapes around them since prehistoric times, creating places as diverse in form and meaning as Stonehenge, the Forbidden City, Versailles, and Central Park. This book surveys the history of landscape design.

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Book details

List price: $90.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Abrams
Publication date: 11/1/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.346
Language: English

People have shaped the landscapes around them since prehistoric times, creating places as diverse in form and meaning as Stonehenge, the Forbidden City, Versailles, and Central Park. This book surveys the history of landscape design.

Foreword
Introduction: The Shaping of Space; the Meaning of Place
Magic, Myth, and Nature: Landscapes of Prehistoric, Early Ancient, and Contemporary Peoples
Caves and Circles: Sustaining Life and Discerning Cosmic Order
Architectural Mountains and the Earth's First Cities: Landscape as Urban Power in Early Ancient Civilizations
Ritual and Landscape in Prehistoric Greece: Earth Goddess and the Mighty Lords
Cosmology in the Landscapes of the Americas: Spirits of Earth and Sky
Nature, Art, and Reason: Landscape Design in the Classical World
Gods and Humans: The New Contract with Nature
Polis and Acropolis: City and Temple in the Greek Landscape
Empire: Hellenism and Roman Urbanism
Garden and Villa: The Art of Landscape in Ancient Rome
Visions of Paradise: Landscape Design as Symbol and Metaphor
Paradise as a Literary Topos: Gardens of God and Gardens of Love
Paradise on Earth: The Islamic Garden
Paradise Contained: Walled Cities and Walled Gardens of the European Middle Ages
Classicism Reborn: Landscape Ideals of the Renaissance in Italy and France
Petrarch, Alberti, and Colonna: Humanism and the Landscape
Bramante and the Rediscovery of Axial Planning: Gardens of Sixteenth-Century Italy
Axial Planning on an Urban Scale: The Development of Renaissance Rome
Currents of Fashion: The Transformation of the Italian Garden in France
The Evolution of French Urbanization and Garden Style: Paris in the Time of Henry IV
Power and Glory: The Genius of Le Notre and the Grandeur of the Baroque
The Making of Vaux-le-Vicomte and Versailles: Andre Le Notre
The Garden as Theater: Italian Baroque and Rococo Gardens
Expanding Horizons: Court and City in the European Grand Manner
French and Italian Exports: The Application of Classical and Baroque Design Principles to Gardens in the Netherlands, England, Germany, and Beyond
The Heroic City: Expressions of Classical and Baroque Urbanism
Nature's Paradise: America in the Colonial and Federal Periods
Sense and Sensibility: Landscapes of the Age of Reason, Romanticism, and Revolution
The Genius of the Place: Forging a New Landscape Style Through Literature, Art, and Theory
Leaping the Fence: The Transformation of the English Landscape into a Pastoral Idyll with Political Meaning
Remaking England: Capability Brown, Professional Improver
Nature's Canvas: English Philosophers and Practitioners of the Picturesque
Landscapes of Moral Virtue and Exotic Fantasy: The French Picturesque
Designing Nature's Garden: The Landscapes of Thomas Jefferson
The Landscape of Mind and Soul: Goethe and Wordsworth
Nature as Muse: The Gardens of China and Japan
Mountains, Lakes, and Islands: Intimations of Immortality in the Chinese Garden
Tea, Moss, and Stones: Temple and Palace Gardens of Japan
Expanding Cities and New Social Institutions: The Democratization of Landscape Design
Botanical Science, the Gardenesque Style, and People's Parks: Landscape Design in Victorian England
Redefining Rural America: The Influence of Andrew Jackson Downing
Honoring History and Repose for the Dead: Commemorative Landscapes and Rural Cemeteries
The New Metropolis: Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux as Park Builders and City Planners
Industrial Age Civilization: Birth of the Modern City, Beaux-Arts America, and National Parks
Haussmann's Paris: Birth of the Modern City
The City Beautiful: Monumental Urbanism in Beaux-Arts America
America the Beautiful: The National Park System
Landscape as Aesthetic Experience: The Arts and Crafts Movement and the Revival of the Formal Garden
Modernity Challenged: Ruskin's Influence, the Past Revalued, and Italy's Long Shadow
The Edwardian and Post-Edwardian English Garden: Aristocracy's Golden Afternoon and Twilight
Design Synthesis: The End of the American Country Place Era
Social Utopias: Modernism and Regional Planning
Urban Expansion: Town Planning for the Machine Age in Britain and Continental Europe
Greenbelt Towns or Suburbs?: Creating the American Metropolis
A New Landscape Aesthetic: The Modernist Garden
Transitional Experimentation: Design Idioms of the Early Twentieth Century
Abstract Art and the Functional Landscape: Gardens for Modern Living
Home, Commerce, and Entertainment: Landscapes of Consumerism
A Home for the Family: The Landscape of Suburbia
Commerce and Entertainment: Shopping Malls and Theme Parks
Holding on and Letting Grow: Landscape as Preservation, Conservation, Art, Sport, and Theory
Preserving the Past: Place as Heritage, Identity, Tourist Landscape, and New Urbanist Community
Conserving Nature: Landscape Design as Environmental Science and Art
Earthworks, Golf Courses, Philosophical Models, and Poetic Metaphors: Landscape as Art Form, Sport, Deconstructivism, and Phenomenology
The Weaving of Place and the Geography of Flows: Landscape as Bodily Experience and Vernacular Expression
Body and Space: The Weaving of Place
Cultural Geography: The Loom of Landscape
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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