Book: Hill John «100 Years, 100 Landscape Designs»

100 Years, 100 Landscape Designs

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Beginning with Filoli, the century-old, forward-looking estate situated just south of San Francisco, and closing with The Park, the first public garden ever created in Las Vegas, John Hill takes readers on a worldwide tour, one per year, of beautiful, inspiring, creatively designed, and historically significant landscapes. From the leafy promenades along the Ljubljanica River in Slovenia and the lush, tropical gardens at Lunuganga in Sri Lanka, to the Peace Memorial Park in Japan and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D. C., each of these public sites is currently accessible - a fact that makes this grouping a superb "must-see list" for landscape enthusiasts. Double-page spreads feature color images paired with Hill's insightful texts. An introductory essay lays out Hill's selection criteria and an overview of major landscape design innovations and trends from 1917 to 2016. Fans of landscape design will treasure this compendium and students in the field will come away with a greater understanding of how and why the creation of outdoor public spaces has evolved over time.

Издательство: "Prestel" (2017)

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Hill, John

▪ British author and botanist
born c. 1714, Peterborough?, Eng.
died Nov. 21, 1775, London
 English writer and botanist who compiled the first book on British flora to be based on the Linnaean nomenclature.

      After serving as an apprentice to an apothecary, Hill set up his own apothecary shop in London and studied botany in his spare time. Employed by the Duke of Richmond and Lord Petre to arrange their collections of plants, he travelled extensively to collect rare species for them. When these efforts failed to increase his income, he turned to writing plays, novels, and papers on natural history, medicine, astronomy, and geology. He edited the monthly British Magazine from 1746 to 1750 and contributed a daily society-gossip column to The London Advertiser and the Literary Gazette. His satirical writings often involved him in bitter quarrels.

      Hill's most lasting work was in botany. In 1759 the first of the 26 folio volumes of his Vegetable System was published. This work, containing 1,600 copper plate engravings, represented 26,000 different plants. Although not completed until 1775, it won for him the Order of Vasa from the king of Sweden. Thereafter he called himself “Sir” John Hill.

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Источник: Hill, John

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