Illustrated History of Landscape DesignBook - 2010
For thousands of years, people have altered the meaning of spaceby reshaping nature. As an art form, these architectural landscapecreations are stamped with societal imprints unique to theirenvironment and place in time.
Illustrated History of Landscape Design takes an opticalsweep of the iconic landscapes constructed throughout the ages.Organized by century and geographic region, this highly visualreference uses hundreds of masterful pen-and-ink drawings to showhow historical context and cultural connections can illuminatetoday's design possibilities.
This guide includes:
Storyboards, case studies, and visual narratives to portrayspaces
Plan, section, and elevation drawings of key spaces
Summaries of design concepts, principles, and vocabularies
Historic and contemporary works of art that illuminate aspecific era
Descriptions of how the landscape has been shaped over time inresponse to human need
Directing both students and practitioners along a visuallystimulating timeline, Illustrated History of LandscapeDesign is a valuable educational tool as well as an endlesssource ofinspiration.