100 Years, 100 Landscape Designs

100 Years, 100 Landscape Designs

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Beginning with Filoli, the century-old, forward-looking estate situated just south of San Francisco, and closing with The Park, the first public garden ever created in Las Vegas, John Hill takes readers on a worldwide tour, one per year, of beautiful, inspiring, creatively designed, and historically significant landscapes. From the leafy promenades along the Ljubljanica River in Slovenia and the lush, tropical gardens at Lunuganga in Sri Lanka, to the Peace Memorial Park in Japan and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., each of these public sites is currently accessible-a fact that makes this grouping a superb "must-see list" for landscape enthusiasts. Double-page spreads feature color images paired with Hill's insightful texts. An introductory essay lays out Hill's selection criteria and an overview of major landscape design innovations and trends from 1917 to 2016. Fans of landscape design will treasure this compendium and students in the field will come away with a greater understanding of how and why the creation of outdoor public spaces has evolved over time.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 247 x 280 x 27.94mm | 1,555.82g
  • Munich, Germany
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 3791383108
  • 9783791383101
  • 595,096

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"[T]he wonders on display here make 100 Landscapes an illuminating addition to your coffee table or library. You'll close the book ready to pay renewed attention to the marvels, and foibles, that we've wrought upon our planet." -The Tangential
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About John Hill

JOHN HILL is an architect and founder/editor-in-chief of the blog, A Daily Dose of Architecture, where he publishes articles about architecture news and book reviews. He is the author of 100 Years, 100 Buildings (Prestel).
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