Illustrated History of Landscape Design
by: Elizabeth Boults &
Chip Sullivan
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1st edition (February 8, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0470289333
ISBN-13: 978-0470289334

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SUMMARY

The "Illustrated History of Landscape Design" takes an optical sweep of iconic landscapes constructed throughout the ages. Organized by century and geographic region this highly visual reference uses beautifully detailed pen and ink drawings to capture the eye and delight the mind. Historical literary sources are illustrated in a "Graphic Novel" format to communicate the influence of these texts on landscape architecture.

Graphic innovations such as illustrated time lines, visual narratives, storyboards and case studies are threaded throughout the text to capture the dynamic experience of space. The books message is clear-gardens and landscapes of the antique and near past serve as an endless source of possibility an inspiration.