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Landscape Design : a Cultural and Architectural History (01 Edition)

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ISBN13: 9780810942530
ISBN10: 0810942534
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People have shaped the landscape around them since prehistoric times, creating places as diverse in form and meaning as Stonehenge, the Forbidden City of Beijing, Versailles, and New York's Central Park. Overflowing with hundreds of plans, drawings, and photographs, many created specially for this book, this engrossing volume spans the history of landscape design and reveals a great deal about the development of societies, and how cities, parks, and gardens embody cultural values.<P>Examining famous and lesser-known sites, some now vanished, this comprehensive survey leads the reader from ancient Egyptian royal cemeteries to the magnificent gardens of Renaissance and Baroque Europe, and from great 18th-century English estates and American public gardens to the earthworks and other landscape projects of today.<P>A feast for the historian, landscape designer, and gardener alike, this new book has no equal.

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From ancient Egyptian royal cemeteries to great 18th-century English estates and the earth works of today, this volume spans the history of landscape design, revealing a great deal about the development of societies, and how cities, parks and gardens embody cultural values.

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OrangeBlossom, December 18, 2011 (view all comments by OrangeBlossom)
Excellent book. Covers the beginnings of the creation of landscape design through to the present. Much theory is expressed which would make it difficult for a novice to understand. I suggest this as a must have for the serious landscape architecture student.
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ISBN:
9780810942530
Subtitle:
A Cultural and Architectural History
Author:
Rogers, Elizabeth Barlow
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Landscape architecture
Subject:
Landscape design
Subject:
Landscape architecture -- History.
Subject:
Landscape design - History
Subject:
Education-General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. ).
Series Volume:
no. 135
Publication Date:
20011101
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
11.75 x 9 x 1.5 in 4.87 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , From ancient Egyptian royal cemeteries to great 18th-century English estates and the earth works of today, this volume spans the history of landscape design, revealing a great deal about the development of societies, and how cities, parks and gardens embody cultural values.
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