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Abstract During the summer of 2003, an intensive public dispute raged about whether or not the old hedge walls in the Great Parterre of the Schönbrunn Palace gardens should be exchanged.1 Despite the low points of this discussion — during the course of which the management company accused the...
Abstract In China, the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) was a period particularly rich in garden culture, especially in its last 150 years or so. Not only were many gardens constructed in different parts of China, an enormous amount of writing on gardens was also produced in the form of prose...
Abstract There are hundreds of sites with sacred trees all over the land of Israel. Usually a tradition is associated with the place that underlies the sacredness of a tree, or some supernatural property is attributed either to the tree by itself or in combination with another object at the...
Abstract The Architectural Archives at the University of Pennsylvania houses a splendid collection of the work of landscape architect Lawrence Halprin. Alongside dozens of other projects, including such notable works as Sea Ranch and Ghiradelli Square, is a large set of documents that illustrate...
Abstract There is a term characteristic of architectural and landscape schools, which professionnals recognise as specific to their practice and teaching: ‘project’. In France, the department where it is taught is distinct from those where one can take a course in theory and in the history of...
Abstract ‘Now too the authority of science is cited to augment the authority of nature and God. Today most landscape architects regard ecological science as an important source of principles of landscape design.’ Like many other historians and critics of garden and landscape design such as...
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