The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens

by Linda A. Chisholm

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“Rich with photographs and descriptions of how landscape design has shaped and reflected culture over time.” —The American Gardener

The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens explores the defining moments in garden design. Through profiles of 100 of the most influential gardens, Linda Chisholm explores how social, political, and economic...
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Published By Timber Press

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 536

Publication Date 07/10/2018

ISBN 9781604695298

Dimensions 9 inches x 10.25 inches

“In this work that blends both the intimate and the large-scale history of 100 distinctive sites—some predictable, others unexpected—we embark upon an erudite voyage through the centuries. The changes in our landscapes and the evolution of the garden become crystal clear. A thrilling journey!” —Alexandre de Vogüé, president of Association of Friends of Vaux-le-Vicomte

“Garden history made captivating and engaging. A handsome, illuminating book that is elegantly written and rich in detail, anecdotes, and stellar images.” —Susan Cohen, landscape architect and landscape design program coordinator at The New York Botanical Garden

“[An] ambitious, profusely illustrated history of landscape design. . . . Chisholm’s mix of history and landscape design will find a welcome spot on many garden enthusiasts’ bookshelves.” —Publishers Weekly

“Every garden is well represented in photographic form. . . . this makes it very accessible for those who might prefer to dip in and out of the book. . . . particularly interesting for those studying the subject of garden history.” —Gardens Illustrated

“I wish I'd had this book when I was first studying landscape design 20 years or so ago.  It's a magnificent contribution to landscape design history, to gardens' cultural and aesthetic values, and to humanity's relationship with nature. Every designer should have this book.” —Garden Design Online

“Satisfyingly complete. . . . deserves a wide readership ranging from general readers through scholars and practitioners.” —Choice

“Beautifully illustrated, it offers an illuminating look at how our ideas have evolved over the centuries.” —The Daily Mail

“More than just a history of landscape design. . . it touches on art and science, exploration and colonization, famous people and famous places, settlements and cities.” —The Free Press

“You’ll be the most in-the-know garden clubber with this read that feels like a botanical vacation around the world.” —Garden Gun

“Rich with photographs and descriptions of how landscape design has shaped and reflected culture over time.” —The American Gardener

“Challenges old assumptions and provides new insights. . . . plenty of eye candy too.” —Digging with Pam Penick

“A feast of memories and a treasury of discovery. . . to be enjoyed on many levels.” —Choice Magazine

“Written for those who love gardens, gardening, history, literature and art, it profiles one hundred of the world’s great gardens… The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens is beautifully designed.  Evocative, color photographs by Michael D. Garber adorn almost every page, complement the text and artfully convey a sense of place for each garden.” —Landscape Notes

“A must-have for the reference shelf as well as worldly garden travelers.” —Hortus


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