Illustrated History of Landscape Design

Format Post in Architecture BY Chip Sullivan, Elizabeth Boults

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A visual journey through the history of landscape designFor thousands of years, people have altered the meaning of space by reshaping As an art form, these architectural landscape creations are stamped with societal imprints unique to their environment and place in History of Landscape Design takes an optical sweep of the iconic landscapes constructed throughout the Organized by century and geographic region, this highly visual reference uses hundreds of masterful pen-and-ink drawings to show how historical context and cultural connections can illuminate today's design guide includes:Storyboards, case studies, and visual narratives toportray spacesPlan, section, and elevation drawings of key spacesSummaries of design concepts, principles, and vocabulariesHistoric and contemporary works of art that illuminate a specific eraDescriptions of how the landscape has been shaped over time in response to human need Directing both students and practitioners along a visually stimulating timeline, Illustrated History of Landscape Design is a valuable educational tool as well as an endless source of Exclusive: Q&A with the AuthorsWhat are some of your favorite iconic landscape spaces?Chip: The topiary garden at Levens Hall is so unusual and It’s survived the changing styles of landscape design over the centuries and remains a testament to Liz: I love the choreography of space at the Villa an illustrated book? Liz: It would be hard not to rely on images to describe Our book contains only hand-drawings (not photographs) which further help the reader be ‘drawn’ into a space—no pun intended! Chip: As a kid I loved the Classics Illustrated Seeing an artist’s interpretation of a great narrative made it very real for makes this different from other history books? Chip: We have included so many unique graphic features—plans, sections, elevations, perspectives, axonometrics, analytical diagrams, and storyboards—that distill and synthesize important Liz: We really tried to present a broad context for historical works of landscape We started each chapter with a timeline of world events, and concluded each chapter with summaries of design concepts, principles, vocabularies and lists of ‘neat stuff’ that are typically not part of a traditional course in landscape architectural is studying landscape histo

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