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Landscapes in History: Design and Planning in the Eastern and Western Traditions / Edition 2

Landscapes in History: Design and Planning in the Eastern and Western Traditions / Edition 2

by Philip Pregill


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ISBN-13: 2900471293285
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 864
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.38(h) x 2.11(d)

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Prehistory: Migration and Adaptation.
The Near Eastern Landscapes: Neolithic Settlements.
Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley.
Egypt and the Nile Valley.
The Mediterranean Landscape: Roman Hegemony.
Continental Europe: Agriculture, Feudalism, and Community.
The Late Middle Ages: Urban and Rural Landscape Development.
Humanism and Ideal Landscapes.
Enlightenment and Romanticism.
The Twentieth Century: Modernism and Planning.
Asian Landscapes: India & Subcontinent of Asia.
Landscapes of the Rising Sun: Design and Planting in Japan.
Pre-Columbian and European Colonial Landscapes.
The Early National Period.
A New Land to Process: Development of Transportation and Land Tenure Systems.
The Romantic Period.
Parks Produce a New Profession.
Urban Planning in the Nineteenth Century.
Impact of Railroads on the American Landscape.
Design for Ostentation: The Late Victorian Eclectic Landscape.
Noble Realities and Ignoble Pretenses: The City Beautiful.
The City Scientific.
The Revival of Classicism: Landscape Architecture in an Era of Conspicuous Consumption.
To Preserve and Conserve: Protection of Natural and Cultural Resources.
The 1930s: Era of Public Works.
The Automobile Age.
The Modern City.
Modern Garden Design and Site Planning.
Source Acknowledgments.

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"valuable as a reference work...but it deserves to be read as a good one-volume history of world landscapes" (Landscape History, Vol.20, 2000)

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