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Illustrated History of Landscape Design

Illustrated History of Landscape Design

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 o

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  1. 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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    A remarkable journey of design, history, ideas and imagination, March 25, 2010
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    James Richards (Fort Worth, TX USA) –
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    Sullivan and Boults have produced a one-of-a-kind achievement with this remarkable volume. Though conceived as a textbook, it will have immense appeal to anyone with an intellectual curiousity about history, culture, ideas and design. It will become a collector’s item for drawing afficianados, resembling more a graphic novel than a traditional history book. The narratives are insightful, going deeper than previous texts to weave storylines that set the evolution of designed landscapes into the broader context of their political, cultural and religious times. It is complemented beautifully by hundreds of imaginative drawings that illuminate the stories of iconic sites and the ideas behind them in ways photographs could never do. The result is a fascinating synthesis of words and images is at once intellectually rich, highly accessible and great fun. This book will find its way into classrooms, professional libraries and travel bags; it will inspire further study, travel, and drawing as a means of sharing ideas in both students and professionals alike. This is a real treat; I recommend it highly.

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  2. 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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    Finally – An Up-to-Date Landscape History Book, March 22, 2010
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    G. L. Robinson (Davis, CA United States) –
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    Illustrated History of Landscape Design is marvelous! When I heard it was coming I could hardly wait! I have taken a landscape history class once and taught landscape history and design for six years. The texts were always cumbersome and somewhat outdated or loaded with insignificant material. This book is perfect for the classroom, not only for a landscape history class but also landscape design. I love the way it shows the history comparatively with landscapes developing in all parts of the world. As well, it is great to be able to see a timeline with non-landscape historical events. The format is accessible and the illustrations are wonderful! I applaud Boults and Sullivan for their creativity and insight. There is something refreshing and exciting on each page. I look forward to sharing this book with my students!

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  3. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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    ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF LANDSCAPE DESIGN, October 29, 2010
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    This is an excellent landscape history book! It is concise, insightful, beautifully written and illustrated. The time lines, vocabulary, and further studies are brilliant. It is great resource for grasping a concept which the student or person can then further explore. I am recommending it to my students at New York University in Florence.

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