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Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Perhaps best known as the founding director of New York's Central Park Conservancy, which oversaw and funded the park's revitalization, Rogers (The Forests and Wetlands of New York City) here presents a comprehensive survey of landscape design. Viewing her subject as the art that modifies and shapes nature, she explores the cultural values that shape, or are embodied in, cities, parks, and gardens. Embracing all cultures and ranging from prehistoric times to the present, this book covers the broadest range of subjects implied by the title, including city planning, landscape architecture, conservation, earthworks, and other uses of land in contemporary art. While this history is international in scope, it does narrow its primary focus to the United States when it reaches the late 20th century. The photographs and especially the plans are excellent and numerous. Single pages or double-page spreads devoted to specific topics add an encyclopedic element while allowing Rogers to provide even more information, illustrations, and plans without interrupting the flow of her very readable text. Accessible to lay readers but of interest to scholars, this book could serve as the text for a comprehensive course on the history of landscape design. Highly recommended. Daniel Starr, Metropolitan Museum of Art Lib., New York
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
This is the book i was looking and i did not have to wait long.Published 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
Print is very small and sentences seem to run on. Too many flowery embellishments to get some points across. Here, less would be more. Love the history behind all the works.Published 10 months ago by THOMAS K. HENRI
I would recommend this book as a learning tool. The book itself is showing its use which makes it a little harder to handle.Published 22 months ago by Jessica