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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 16 new and published books in the subject of Landscape History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Historical Ground

    The role of history in contemporary landscape architecture

    By John Dixon Hunt

    Historical Ground investigates how contemporary landscape architecture invokes and displays the history of a site. In the light of modernism’s neglect of history, these essays by John Dixon Hunt explore how, in fact, designers do attach importance to how a location manifests its past. The process...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Towards an Articulated Phenomenological Interpretation of Architecture

    Phenomenal Phenomenology

    By M. Reza Shirazi

    Series: Routledge Research in Architecture

    This book sheds light on the contemporary status of phenomenological discourse in architecture and investigates its current scholastic as well as practical position. Starting with a concise introduction to the philosophical grounds of phenomenology from the points of view of Husserl, Merleau-Ponty...

    Published July 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Thinking through Landscape

    By Augustin Berque

    Our attitude to nature has changed over time. This book explores the historical, literary and philosophical origins of the changes in our attitude to nature that allowed environmental catastrophes to happen. It presents a philosophical reflection on human societies’ attitude to the environment,...

    Published April 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  4. Nature's Spectacle

    The World's First National Parks and Protected Places

    By John Sheail

    National parks have always been an emotive and iconic symbol, ever since the first parks of the modern era were created in the mid-nineteenth century. This book, based on original research, delves deeply into their character and significance, and the larger context in which they developed. ...

    Published March 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. John Nolen and the Metropolitan Landscape

    By Jody Beck

    "A model city, the hope of democracy" – John Nolen on his suggested plans for Madison, Wisconsin This book connects John Nolen's political and social visions with his design proposals by analyzing his extensive writings, personal correspondence and some of his most significant works. While...

    Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Florentine Villa

    Architecture History Society

    By Grazia Gobbi Sica

    Series: The Classical Tradition in Architecture

    Scholarly and innovative with visually stunning line drawings and photographs, this volume provides readers with a compelling record of the unbroken pattern of reciprocal use and exchange between the countryside and the walled city of Florence, from the thirteenth century up to the present day....

    Published September 11th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Sir John Vanbrugh and the Vitruvian Landscape

    By Caroline Dalton

    Sir John Vanbrugh (1664-1726) was one of the most important figures in English garden history although he is rarely recognised as such. An eclectic early career as a merchant, a soldier and a dramatist preceded Vanbrugh’s acceptance of the role of architect to the Third Earl of Carlisle in...

    Published January 9th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Captured Landscape

    The Paradox of the Enclosed Garden

    By Kate Baker

    The enclosed garden, or hortus conclusus, is a place where architecture, architectural elements, and landscape, come together. It has a long history, ranging from the paradise garden and cloister, the botanic garden and the giardini segreto, the kitchen garden and the stage for social display, to...

    Published January 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  9. European Gardens

    History, Philosophy and Design

    By Tom Turner

    Garden design and usage has been a feature of human civilization as far back as Neolithic times, when the first gardens began to be used for residential, horticultural and sacred tasks. Tom Turner follows the entire history of the European garden from its prehistoric roots right up to the present...

    Published May 5th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Asian Gardens

    History, Beliefs and Design

    By Tom Turner

    The gardens made on the fringes of Central Asia in the past 5000 years form a great arc. From the Fertile Crescent, it runs west to Europe and east to China and Japan. Asia's fringe was a zone of interchange: a vast landscape in which herders encountered farmers and the design of symbolic gardens...

    Published August 10th 2010 by Routledge