Design on the Land: The Development of Landscape Architecture / Edition 1

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Overview

With the role of the landscape architect increasing as it is in importance, this first comprehensive survey of the art and practice of landscape architecture fills a great need.

Norman T. Newton has included over 400 illustrations in his book, which conveys a basic understanding of the aims and scope of landscape architecture and offers visual analyses of major historic works, each in the context of its own time.

The first third of the study is concerned with landscape architecture in the Western world, mainly Europe, from ancient times to the mid-nineteenth century. But the major part of the work is devoted to the development of landscape architecture in the century that has passed since it acquired the status of a profession and an independent discipline.

Concentrating primarily on the United States, Mr. Newton reviews his subject from its beginnings in colonial days to the work of Olmsted, Vaux, Cleveland, Weidenmann, Eliot, Platt, and the founders of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He discusses the Columbian Exposition of 1893, the "City Beautiful" movement and the growth of city planning, the Country Place Era, town planning in England and America, American national and state parks, parkways, urban open spaces, and recent variations in professional practice.

Mr. Newton concludes his book with a timely discussion of the vital role that landscape architecture plays in the conservation of natural resources and in protection of the environment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674198708
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1971
  • Series: Belknap Press Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 744
  • Sales rank: 585,330
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 10.35 (h) x 1.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

I. Ancient Times

II. The Middle Ages

III. The World of Islam: Cordoba, Seville

IV. The World of Islam: Granada, Iran, Mogul India

V. The Renaissance in Tuscany

VI. Rome and the Cinquecento

VII. Roman Villas of Villeggiatura

VIII. Villa Lante and the Villino Farnese

IX. Later Italian Villas, 1610-1785

X. The Piazza in Italy

XI. Beginnings in France

XII. André le Nôtre: Vaux-le-Vicomte and Versailles

XIII. England under the Tudors

XIV. Seventeenth-Century England

XV. The English "Landscape Gardening School"

XVI.

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