Landscape History Products

  • Historical Ground

    The role of history in contemporary landscape architecture, 1st Edition

    By John Dixon Hunt

    Historical Ground investigates how contemporary landscape architecture invokes and displays the history of a site. In the light of modernism’s neglect of history, these essays by John Dixon Hunt explore how, in fact, designers do attach importance to how a location manifests its past. The process…

    Paperback – 2014-02-14

  • The Loudons and the Gardening Press

    A Victorian Cultural Industry, 1st Edition

    By Sarah Dewis

    Through close readings of individual serials and books and archival work on the publication history of the Gardener’s Magazine (1826-44) Sarah Dewis examines the significant contributions John and Jane Webb Loudon made to the gardening press and democratic discourse. Vilified during their lifetimes…

    Hardback – 2014-02-12
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Thinking through Landscape

    1st Edition

    By Augustin Berque

    Our attitude to nature has changed over time. This book explores the historical, literary and philosophical origins of the changes in our attitude to nature that allowed environmental catastrophes to happen. It presents a philosophical reflection on human societies’ attitude to the environment,…

    Hardback – 2013-04-04

  • Nature's Spectacle

    The World's First National Parks and Protected Places, 1st Edition

    By John Sheail

    National parks have always been an emotive and iconic symbol, ever since the first parks of the modern era were created in the mid-nineteenth century. This book, based on original research, delves deeply into their character and significance, and the larger context in which they developed. …

    Paperback – 2013-03-11

  • John Nolen and the Metropolitan Landscape

    1st Edition

    By Jody Beck

    "A model city, the hope of democracy" – John Nolen on his suggested plans for Madison, Wisconsin This book connects John Nolen's political and social visions with his design proposals by analyzing his extensive writings, personal correspondence and some of his most significant works.  While…

    Paperback – 2013-02-14

  • The Florentine Villa

    Architecture History Society, 1st Edition

    By Grazia Gobbi Sica

    Scholarly and innovative with visually stunning line drawings and photographs, this volume provides readers with a compelling record of the unbroken pattern of reciprocal use and exchange between the countryside and the walled city of Florence, from the thirteenth century up to the present day.…

    Paperback – 2012-09-12
    The Classical Tradition in Architecture

  • Sir John Vanbrugh and the Vitruvian Landscape

    1st Edition

    By Caroline Dalton

    Sir John Vanbrugh (1664-1726) was one of the most important figures in English garden history although he is rarely recognised as such. An eclectic early career as a merchant, a soldier and a dramatist preceded Vanbrugh’s acceptance of the role of architect to the Third Earl of Carlisle in…

    Paperback – 2012-01-10

  • European Gardens

    History, Philosophy and Design, 1st Edition

    By Tom Turner

    Garden design and usage has been a feature of human civilization as far back as Neolithic times, when the first gardens began to be used for residential, horticultural and sacred tasks. Tom Turner follows the entire history of the European garden from its prehistoric roots right up to the present…

    Hardback – 2011-05-06

  • Asian Gardens

    History, Beliefs and Design, 1st Edition

    By Tom Turner

    The gardens made on the fringes of Central Asia in the past 5000 years form a great arc. From the Fertile Crescent, it runs west to Europe and east to China and Japan. Asia's fringe was a zone of interchange: a vast landscape in which herders encountered farmers and the design of symbolic gardens…

    Hardback – 2010-08-11

  • When Modern Was Green

    Life and Work of Landscape Architect Leberecht Migge, 1st Edition

    By David H. Haney

    Winner of the Elisabeth Blair MacDougall Book Award 2013 presented by the Society of Architectural Historians Today, contemporary landscape design is increasingly drawing from ideas of sustainability and ecological stability.  Not in fact new, the foundations of this approach stem from…

    Paperback – 2010-03-25

  • Landscape Modernism Renounced

    The Career of Christopher Tunnard (1910-1979), 1st Edition

    By David Jacques, Jan Woudstra

    Before the Second World War landscape architect Christopher Tunnard was the first author on Modernism in Landscape in the English language, but later became alarmed by the destructive forces of Post-war reconstruction. Between the 1950s and the 1970s he was in the forefront of the movement to save…

    Paperback – 2009-06-26

  • Rethinking Landscape

    A Critical Reader, 1st Edition

    By Ian H. Thompson

    Our landscapes have never failed to entice and capture the imagination of writers, painters and philosophers – and in turn their work has influenced our landscapes for centuries. This carefully selected collection of readings and commentary expertly guides you through the aesthetic, social,…

    Paperback – 2008-11-28

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