The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens

By Linda A. Chisholm

“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.

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“In this work that blends both the intimate and the large-scale history of 100 distinctive sites—some predictable, others unexpected—we embark upon an erudite voyage through the centuries. The changes in our landscapes and the evolution of the garden become crystal clear. A thrilling journey!” —Alexandre de Vogüé, president of Association of Friends of Vaux-le-Vicomte

“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 architect and landscape design program coordinator at The New York Botanical Garden

“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.” —Gardens Illustrated

“Rich with photographs and descriptions of how landscape design has shaped and reflected culture over time.” —The American Gardener
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Number of pages
536
Publication date
July 10, 2018
ISBN
9781604698671