The School in a Garden : Foundations & Founders of Landscape Architecture

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THE SCHOOL IN A GARDEN, FOUNDATIONS & FOUNDERS OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE outlines the development of landscape architecture as a profession from ancient to modern times, and provides biographies of its more famous founders. The childhood education and life experiences of the distinguished members of this profession are emphasized, factors in explanation of their motivation and achievements.

A revolution in landscape design in the eighteenth century, first promoted in England, had a profound effect on the evolution of landscape architecture in America and around the World. This developing profession, originally the servant of royalty and nobility, is now available for the enjoyment and well-being of all citizens. As a social art, landscape architecture adapts land to human recreation and relaxation and for many, it has become a therapeutic and spiritual inspiration.

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Gordon T. Millichap has bachelor of arts degrees in American history and art theory and practice from Northwestern University, and is an Architect in San Francisco, CA.

J. Gordon Millichap has a doctorate of medicine from the University of London, and is professor emeritus at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

The authors' interest in gardening and landscaping was fostered by their parents during childhood and has continued through their adult education.

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