Illustrated History of Landscape Design

Illustrated History of Landscape Design

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A visual journey through the history of landscape design

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.

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2010
ISBN: 9780470289334
0470289333
Call Number: 712.09 B6652i
Characteristics: xi, 260 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Sullivan, Chip

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