Landscape Architecture: A Very Short Introduction (häftad)
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Landscape Architecture: A Very Short Introduction (häftad)

Landscape Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

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Landscape architecture, which includes the planning of parks and gardens and the design and siting of buildings and roads, plays an important role in shaping the world around us. In this Very Short Introduction, Ian Thompson uses real-life examples from around the world to examine its impact throughout history and in contemporary society.
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Ian Thompson is a Chartered Landscape Architect and Reader in Landscape Architecture in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at Newcastle University. He worked as a landscape architect from 1979 to 1992, mostly on work related to environmental improvement, derelict land reclamation and urban renewal, before taking up a lecturing post at Newcastle University. He was the editor of Landscape Research for four years and is currently on the editorial board. He has written many papers, articles and books, including The Sun King's Garden (Bloomsbury, 2006) and The English Lakes: AHistory (Bloomsbury, 2010). He is also one of the editors of the Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies.


1. Misconceptions and Origins ; 2. Place-making and Improvement ; 3. America and the Turn to Modernism ; 4. The Invisible Hand versus the Grand Gesture ; 5. Use and Beauty ; 6. Professional Environmentalists ; 7. Landscape Architecture as Art ; 8. Social Workers in Green Wellingtons ; 9. Under the Carpet ; 10. Landscape and Urbanism ; Further reading