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Jens Jensen: Maker of Natural Parks and Gardens (Creating the North American Landscape)

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Using native plants and "fitting" designs, Jensen advocated that gardens, parks, roads, playgrounds and cities should be harmonious with nature and its ecological processes - a belief which was to become a major theme of modern American landscape design. This volume stresses the many valuable lessons that Jensen's legacy holds for modern conservationists.

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Jens Jensen was one of America's greatest landscape designers and conservationists. Using native plants and "fitting" designs, he advocated that our gardens, parks, roads, playgrounds, and cities should be harmonious with nature and its ecological processes — a belief that was to become a major theme of modern American landscape design. In Jens Jensen: Maker of Natural Parks and Gardens, Robert E. Grese draws on Jensen's writings and plans, interviews with people who knew him, and analyses of his projects to present a clear picture of Jensen's efforts to enhance and preserve "native" landscapes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801859472
Author:
Grese, Robert E.
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Individual Architect
Subject:
Jensen, jens, 1860-1951
Subject:
Individual Architects & Firms - General
Subject:
Architecture-Landscape Architecture
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Creating the North American Landscape Paperback
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9.96x7.06x.71 in. 1.25 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Jens Jensen was one of America's greatest landscape designers and conservationists. Using native plants and "fitting" designs, he advocated that our gardens, parks, roads, playgrounds, and cities should be harmonious with nature and its ecological processes — a belief that was to become a major theme of modern American landscape design. In Jens Jensen: Maker of Natural Parks and Gardens, Robert E. Grese draws on Jensen's writings and plans, interviews with people who knew him, and analyses of his projects to present a clear picture of Jensen's efforts to enhance and preserve "native" landscapes.
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