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

ISBN-10:
0471293288
ISBN-13:
9780471293286
Pub. Date:
01/28/1999
Publisher:
Wiley
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Landscapes in History: Design and Planning in the Eastern and Western Traditions / Edition 2

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471293286
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 864
Sales rank: 467,157
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.38(h) x 2.11(d)

Table of Contents

EUROPEAN LANDSCAPES.

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.

THE NORTH AMERICAN LANDSCAPE.

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.

References.

Source Acknowledgments.

Index.

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