The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens
Rich with photographs and descriptions of how landscape design has shaped and reflected culture over time.
The American Gardener
The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens explores the defining moments in garden design. Through profiles of 100 of the most influential gardens, Linda Chisholm explores how social, political, and economic influences shaped garden design principles. The book is organized chronologically and by theme, starting with the medieval garden Alhambra and ending with the modern naturalism of the Lurie Garden. Sumptuously illustrated, The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens is a comprehensive resource for garden designers and landscape architects, design students, and garden history enthusiasts.
- Format: Hardcover
- Pages: 540 pp.
- Book dimensions: 8½ x 10 in. (255 x 215 mm.)
- Images: 579 color photos, 4 illustrations
- ISBN-10: 1604695293
- ISBN-13: 9781604695298
- Product code: 689529
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"[An] ambitious, profusely illustrated history of landscape design.…Chisholm’s mix of history and landscape design will find a welcome spot on many garden enthusiasts’ bookshelves."
"I wish I'd had this book when I was first studying landscape design 20 years or so ago. It's a magnificent contribution to landscape design history, to gardens' cultural and aesthetic values, and to humanity's relationship with nature. Every designer should have this book."
—Garden Design Online
"You’ll be the most in-the-know garden clubber with this read that feels like a botanical vacation around the world."
—Garden & Gun
"Rich with photographs and descriptions of how landscape design has shaped and reflected culture over time."
"A feast of memories and a treasury of discovery ... to be enjoyed on many levels."
"More than just a history of landscape design ... it touches on art and science, exploration and colonization, famous people and famous places, settlements and cities."
—Detroit Free Press
"Beautifully illustrated, it offers an illuminating look at how our ideas have evolved over the centuries."
"Every garden is well represented in photographic form.…this makes it very accessible for those who might prefer to dip in and out of the book.…particularly interesting for those studying the subject of garden history."
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