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The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens

By Linda A. Chisholm

Photographs by Michael D. Garber

Garden history made captivating and engaging. A handsome, illuminating book that is elegantly written and rich in detail, anecdotes, and stellar images.

Susan Cohen, landscape design program coordinator, New York Botanical Garden

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.

About the author

Linda A. Chisholm

Linda A. Chisholm has long been interested in the way that landscape design reflects and sometimes even shapes a culture. She studies social and intellectual history and holds a PhD from Columbia University. She teaches the history of landscape design at the New York Botanical Garden and is a popular lecturer at garden clubs and other organizations as varied as the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and the Jane Austen Society of New York. She is a Master Gardener who gardens with her husband, sometimes successfully, at their home in Nyack, New York.

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