The Course of Landscape Architecture

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ISBN 9780500342978

Oprawa: PLC (no jacket), Format: 25x25 cm, Stron: 352, With over 670 illustrations in colour and black and white, 2016 r., 


A masterful and hugely ambitious new interpretation of human intervention on the landscape, from ancient times to the present

In many ways the history of civilization is a history of our relationship with nature and landscape. Christophe Girot chronicles this intimate connection, drawing on all aspects of mankind’s creativity and ingenuity, and bringing together the key stories that have shaped our manmade landscapes. 

Starting from the need to clear land for cultivation and to enclose space for protection – the forest clearing and the walled garden – there emerges a vital and multifaceted narrative that describes our cultural relationship to, and dependence on, the landscape, right up to the present day. 

Organized chronologically, each chapter incles a thematic essay that ties together the central developments and a case sty illustrated with specially commissioned photographs and meticulously detailed 3D re-creations showing the featured site in its original context.

Christophe Girot is Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture, Department of Architecture, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. His work has been widely published and exhibited incling in ‘Groundswell’ in 2005, the first exhibition on Landscape Architecture at MoMA in New York, and the 2007 exhibition on European Landscape at Harvard.

Full Contents:

Course of Landscape Architecture Contents

Imagining Nature as Landscape

1. Roots
On the origins of landscapes
Case sty: Avebury

2. Hydraulic Civilizations
The geometry of water in landscapes
Case sty: The Faiyum oasis

3. From Temenos to Physis 
Sacred landscapes in Greece
Case sty: Delphi

4. Of villas and woods 
Roman and barbarian landscapes
Case sty: Hadrian’s Villa

5. The rule of faith
Case sty: Santa Maria de Poblet

6. Gardens of perspective 
Architectural landscapes in the renaissance 
Case sty: Villa Lante

7. The measure of reason 
Case sty: Vaux le Vicomte

8. Gravity
The constant of nature
Case sty: Rousham

9. Combustion and the exotic 
Romantic landscapes as escape
Case sty: Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

10. Acceleration 
222 landscapes of the twentieth century
Case sty: Parc de la Villette

11. Terrain Vague
Case sty: Prospect Cottage

12. Topology 
Rediscovering meaning in the landscape
Case sty: Sigirino Mound

Towards a cultural revolution of nature

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