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 influences shaped garden design principles. The book is organized chronologically and by theme, starting with the medieval garden Alhambra and ending with the modern naturalism of the Lurie Garden. Sumptuously illustrated, The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens is a comprehensive resource for garden designers and landscape architects, design students, and garden history enthusiasts.
From the Back Cover Landscape design has taken a rich and sometimes surprising path through time. In this sweeping, lushly photographed book, historian Linda Chisholm guides you through 100 notable gardens as she tells the story of how landscape design reflects and shapes culture. From the medieval splendor of Alhambra to New York's High Line, she challenges old assumptions and provides new insights into great designers such as da Vignola, Capability Brown, Gertrude Jekyll, and others. The connection between design and politics, art, and literature is explored, as well as the impact of some of history's most influential figures in those realms.