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Amazing resource!  May 8, 2011

This is an excellent landscape history textbook! I really liked the chapters on the history of wine. Even with all the details this textbook has, it still was fun to read. I loved all the side stories that really bring wine to life. It has great information and descriptions even for the novice. Very well written, highly recommended.

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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 of masterful pen-and-ink drawings to show how historical context and cultural connections can illuminate today's design possibilities.

This guide includes:

-Storyboards, case studies, and visual narratives toportray spaces

-Plan, section, and elevation drawings of key spaces

-Summaries of design concepts, principles, and vocabularies

-Historic and contemporary works of art that illuminate a specific era

-Descriptions of how the landscape has been shaped over time in response to human need

Directing both students and practitioners along a visually stimulating timeline, Illustrated History of Landscape Design is a valuable educational tool as well as an endless source of inspiration.

"The authors have a created a visual treat sure to inspire and captivate any student of landscape design. Beautiful, abundant, precise drawings in concert with a more limited yet engaging text make this book unique. In a visual discipline such as landscape design, such a novel approach is long overdue. This impressive work could serve as an outstanding textbook for landscape design students or as a useful reference for libraries. This significant, delightful, one-of-a kind work is sure to become a classic." -Choice, July 2010

"…an accessible and reliable source for students and the interest general reader." -BBC Gardens Illustrated, May 2010

Author Biography

Elizabeth Boults is a landscape architect and educator. She maintains an art-based practice in Berkeley, California, and teaches in the landscape architecture programs at University of California, Berkeley Extension, and University of California, Davis. Her subject areas include drawing, design, and history.

Chip Sullivan is a Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. Author of several books, he is the recipient of the Rome Prize, among many other national and international awards. He currently writes an ongoing series of illustrated articles for Landscape Architecture magazine.

Table of Contents

Prehistory to 500 CE
500 - 1400 CE
15th Century
16th Century
17th Century
18th Century
19th Century
20th Century
21st Century
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