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  • 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
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge Research in Landscape and Environmental Design

  • 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
    Routledge
    Studies in Historical Geography

  • 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
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • 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
    Routledge
    Subject/Object: New Studies in Sculpture

  • 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
    Routledge
    Visual Arts Research Institute Edinburgh

  • 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
    Routledge

  • Renaissance Porticoes and Painted Pergolas

    Nature and Culture in Early Modern Italy

    By Natsumi Nonaka

    This book is the first study of the portico and its decorative program as a cultural phenomenon in Renaissance Italy. Focusing on a largely neglected group of porticoes decorated with painted pergolas that appeared in Rome and environs in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, it tells the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-02
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • The Modern Landscapes of Ted Smyth

    Landscape Modernism in the Asia-Pacific

    By Rod Barnett, Jacqueline Margetts

    The modern period in landscape architecture is enjoying the fascinated appreciation of scholars and historians in Europe and the Americas, and new themes, new subjects and new appraisals are appearing. This book contributes to the conversation by focusing on the work of a singular designer who…

    Paperback – 2017-01-12
    Routledge

  • Ichnographia Rustica

    Stephen Switzer and the designed landscape

    By William Alvis Brogden

    One of the most significant occurrences in the history of design was the creation of the English Landscape Garden. Accounts of its genesis…the surprising structural change from the formal to a seeming informal are numerous. But none has ever been quite convincing and none satisfactorily placed the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12
    Routledge

  • Green Belts

    Past; present; future?

    By John Sturzaker, Ian Mell

    Most of us have heard of green belts – but how much do we really know about them? This book tries to separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to green belts by looking both backwards and forwards. They were introduced in the mid-twentieth century to try and stop cities merging together as…

    Hardback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Literature and the Renaissance Garden from Elizabeth I to Charles II

    England’s Paradise

    By Amy L. Tigner

    Spanning the period from Elizabeth I's reign to Charles II's restoration, this study argues the garden is a primary site evincing a progressive narrative of change, a narrative that looks to the Edenic as obtainable ideal in court politics, economic prosperity, and national identity in early modern…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

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