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Design on the Land

The Development of Landscape Architecture

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$109.00 • £87.95 • €98.00

ISBN 9780674198708

Publication Date: 01/01/1971


744 pages

7 x 10 inches

424 halftones

Belknap Press


  • Foreword
  • I. Ancient Times
  • II. The Middle Ages
  • III. The World of Islam: Cordoba, Seville
  • IV. The World of Islam: Granada, Iran, Mogul India
  • V. The Renaissance in Tuscany
  • VI. Rome and the Cinquecento
  • VII. Roman Villas of Villeggiatura
  • VIII. Villa Lante and the Villino Farnese
  • IX. Later Italian Villas, 1610–1785
  • X. The Piazza in Italy
  • XI. Beginnings in France
  • XII. André le Nôtre: Vaux-le-Vicomte and Versailles
  • XIII. England under the Tudors
  • XIV. Seventeenth-Century England
  • XV. The English “Landscape Gardening School”
  • XVI. Transition to Public Service
  • XVII. Pückler-Muskau and Alphand
  • XVIII. Early American Backgrounds
  • XIX. Olmsted and Vaux: Central Park and Prospect Park
  • XX. Olmsted’s Work in Boston
  • XXI. Two Pioneers: Weidenmann and Cleveland
  • XXII. Charles Eliot and His Metropolitan Park System
  • XXIII. Single-Track Eclecticism Takes Over
  • XXIV. The World's Columbian Exposition of 1893
  • XXV. The Influence of Charles A. Plan
  • XXVI. Founding of the American Society of Landscape Architects
  • XXVII. The American Academy in Rome
  • XXVIII. The McMillan Commission’s Plan of Washington
  • XXIX. The City Beautiful Movement and City Planning
  • XXX. The Country Place Era
  • XXXI. English Town Planning and the “Garden City”
  • XXXII. Town Planning in the United States: 1869–1915
  • XXXIII. Town Planning in the United States: 1915–1929
  • XXXIV. Town Planning in the United States: 1929–1948
  • XXXV. The National Park System: 1872–1929
  • XXXVI. The National Park System: 1929–1964
  • XXXVII. The State Park Movement: 1864–1933
  • XXXVIII State Parks and the Civilian Conservation Corps
  • XXXIX. Parkways and Their Offspring
  • XL. Urban Open-Space Systems
  • XLI. Variations in Professional Practice
  • XLII. Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Select Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index

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