Landscape: Landscape History

  • Erik Gunnar Asplund: Landscapes and Buildings book cover

    Erik Gunnar Asplund

    Landscapes and Buildings

    By Malcolm Woollen

    Taking an interdisciplinary approach, weaving together art, philosophy, history and literature, this book investigates the landscapes and buildings of Swedish architect Erik Gunnar Asplund. Through critical essays and beautiful illustrations focusing on four projects, the Woodland Cemetery; the…

    Paperback – 2018-07-24 

  • Gardens at the Frontier: New Methodological Perspectives on Garden History and Designed Landscapes book cover

    Gardens at the Frontier

    New Methodological Perspectives on Garden History and Designed Landscapes

    Edited by James Beattie

    Gardens at the Frontier addresses broad issues of interest to architectural historians, environmental historians, garden writers, geographers, and other scholars. It uses different disciplinary perspectives to explore garden history’s thematic, geographical, and methodological frontiers through a…

    Hardback – 2018-06-12 

  • Captured Landscape: Architecture and the Enclosed Garden book cover

    Captured Landscape

    Architecture and the Enclosed Garden, 2nd Edition

    By Kate Baker

    The enclosed garden, or hortus conclusus, is a place where architecture and landscape come together. It has a long and varied history, ranging from the early paradise garden and cloister, the botanic garden and giardini segreto, the kitchen garden and as a stage for social display. The enclosed…

    Paperback – 2018-05-08 

  • Sehrengiz, Urban Rituals and Deviant Sufi Mysticism in Ottoman Istanbul book cover

    Sehrengiz, Urban Rituals and Deviant Sufi Mysticism in Ottoman Istanbul

    By B. Deniz Çalis-Kural

    Şehrengiz is an Ottoman genre of poetry written in honor of various cities and provincial towns of the Ottoman Empire from the early sixteenth century to the early eighteenth century. This book examines the urban culture of Ottoman Istanbul through Şehrengiz, as the Ottoman space culture and…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05

  • The Idea of the Cottage in English Architecture, 1760 - 1860 book cover

    The Idea of the Cottage in English Architecture, 1760 - 1860

    By Daniel Maudlin

    The Idea of the Cottage in English Architecture is a history of the late Georgian phenomenon of the architect-designed cottage and the architectural discourse that articulated it. It is a study of small buildings built on country estates, and not so small buildings built in picturesque rural…

    Paperback – 2017-10-23
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italy book cover

    Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italy

    By Marc Treib, Luigi Latini

    Born in Florence in 1910, Pietro Porcinai grew up on the classic grounds of the Villa Gamberaia in Settignano where his father served as head gardener. Although he studied agriculture in college, Porcinai’s true interest lay in the landscape architecture practice he founded in 1938. Early projects…

    Paperback – 2017-09-11

  • A History of Groves book cover

    A History of Groves

    Edited by Jan Woudstra, Colin Roth

    The grove, a grouping of trees, intentionally cultivated or found growing wild, has a long diverse history entwined with human settlement, rural practices and the culture and politics of cities. A grove can be a memorial, a place of learning, a site of poetic retreat and philosophy or political…

    Hardback – 2017-08-17
    Routledge Research in Landscape and Environmental Design

  • Elite Women and the Agricultural Landscape, 1700–1830 book cover

    Elite Women and the Agricultural Landscape, 1700–1830

    By Briony McDonagh

    Social and economic histories of the long eighteenth century have largely ignored women as a class of landowners and improvers. 1700 to 1830 was a period in which the landscape of large swathes of the English Midlands was reshaped – both materially and imaginatively – by parliamentary enclosure and…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15
    Studies in Historical Geography

  • Cut and Paste Urban Landscape: The Work of Gordon Cullen book cover

    Cut and Paste Urban Landscape

    The Work of Gordon Cullen

    By Mira Engler

    During the post-war era, the emerging consumer economy radically changed both the discourse and practice of architecture. It was a time where architecture became a mainstream commodity whose products sold through mass media; a time in which Thomas Gordon Cullen came to be one of Britain’s…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Sculpture and the Garden book cover

    Sculpture and the Garden

    Edited by Patrick Eyres, Fiona Russell

    Although the integration of sculpture in gardens is part of a long tradition dating back at least to antiquity, the sculptures themselves are often overlooked, both in the history of art and in the history of the garden. This collection of essays considers the changing relationship between…

    Paperback – 2017-03-16
    Subject/Object: New Studies in Sculpture

  • Soil and Stone: Impressionism, Urbanism, Environment book cover

    Soil and Stone

    Impressionism, Urbanism, Environment

    Edited by Frances Fowle, Richard Thomson

    The Impressionists are world renowned for their vibrant depictions of the atmospheric effects and shimmering beauty of the French countryside. These paintings, often produced in Paris, found an enthusiastic market in the city. The inhabitants of that hub of modernity had an apparently paradoxical…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Visual Arts Research Institute Edinburgh

  • Garden Plots: The Politics and Poetics of Gardens book cover

    Garden Plots

    The Politics and Poetics of Gardens

    By Shelley Saguaro

    Shelley Saguaro's unique book illustrates the persistent presence of gardens in literature. Gardens in fiction do not simply represent a familiar theme, Saguaro contends, but are bound up with wider aesthetic and ideological issues. As with literary forms, so too are gardens subject to…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06

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