Landscapes in History: Design and Planning in the Western Tradition

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This illustrated volume traces the development of landscape architecture from the dawn of European communities 10,000 years ago to developments in modern Europe and North America. It discusses how and why people have shaped the landscape in various ways and how they perceive landscape.

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The definitive, one-stop reference to the history of landscape architecture-now expanded and revised

This revised edition of Landscapes in History features for the first time new information-rarely available elsewhere in the literature-on landscape architecture in India, China, Southeast Asia, and Japan. It also expands the discussion of the modern period, including current North American planning and design practices.

This unique, highly regarded book traces the development of landscape architecture and environmental design from prehistory to modern times-in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and North America. It covers the many cultural, political, technological, and philosophical issues influencing land use throughout history, focusing not only on design topics but also on the environmental impact of human activity. Landscape architects, urban planners, and students of these disciplines will find here:
* The most comprehensive, in-depth, and up-to-date overview of the subject
* Hundreds of stunning photographs and design illustrations
* A scholarly yet accessible treatment, drawing on the latest research in archaeology, geography, and other disciplines
* The authors' own firsthand observations and travel experiences
* Insight into the evolution of landscape architecture as a discipline
* Useful chapter summaries and bibliographies

About the Author:

PHILIP PREGILL is Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. NANCY VOLKMAN is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Texas A&M University.

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