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This is a celebrated body of work, long out of print. It is based on lectures presented internationally to European and American professional societies but intended as a complete survey. The book provides comprehensive coverage of major aspects of modern landscape philosophy, design and practice and is illustrated throughout with photographs, original pictures and drawings.
Part 1: the Italian garden of the Renaissance; one hundred and fifty years of English landscape; the search for a paradise garden; ourselves and history; building in the landscape; motorways; scale, diversity and place. Part 2: landscape from art; water, space for play; Christ Church meadow, Oxford; the route of M4; reflections from a Japanese garden; square one. Part 3: the landscape of symbols; the landscape of allegory; a classical landscape for Cheltenham; Sark; the London Park; journey to Kashmir; the "movement" movement in art and landscape.