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FEATURED TITLE: Landscape Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

By Ian Thompson
Landscape Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

Landscape architecture plays an important role in shaping the places in which we live and work. But what is it? Landscape Architecture: A Very Short Introduction looks at both the roots of landscape architecture and the people that established it. It also explores some of the misconceptions about landscape architecture and considers the discipline’s origins in landscape gardening.

Read Chapter 5. An environmental discipline, which illustrates how the roots of contemporary environmentalism can be traced back to the Romantics, who were an influence upon the American Transcendentalists, whose writings in turn nurtured the early American environmental movement.