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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Serving society

in Landscape Architecture

May 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Landscape Art and Architecture. 3656 words.

‘Serving society’ describes how the democratization of landscape architecture began with 19th-century movement for public parks. Now the client was a public client—generally a council of...

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The scope of landscape architecture

in Landscape Architecture

May 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Landscape Art and Architecture. 2957 words.

‘The scope of landscape architecture’ considers the range of activities that come under the general umbrella of landscape architecture and the various attempts to define the discipline’s...

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Landscape and urbanism

in Landscape Architecture

May 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Landscape Art and Architecture. 3329 words.

The rise in urbanization poses questions about the possible quality of life in such vast settlements, challenging landscape architecture and other disciplines concerned with the built...

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Garden city

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Landscape Art and Architecture; Architecture; Art Techniques and Principles. 1416 words.

Economically and socially independent urban unit of medium size surrounded by a green belt. The term is often loosely applied to various other forms of urban planning. Letchworth, Herts,...

Olmsted, Frederick Law

Charles E. Beveridge.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Landscape Art and Architecture; Architecture; Art of the United States; 19th-Century Art. 4044 words.

(b Hartford, CT, April 26, 1822; d Waverly, MA, Aug 22, 1903).

American landscape designer, urban planner, and writer. Influenced by 18th-century English traditions of landscape...

Howard, Sir Ebenezer

J. M. Richards.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Landscape Art and Architecture; History of Art; 19th-Century Art; 20th-Century Art. 731 words.

(b London, Jan 29, 1850; d Welwyn Garden City, Herts, May 1, 1928).

English social reformer, writer and shorthand-writer. He worked first as a clerk in the offices of various...

Morris, Sir Cedric (Lockwood), 9th Baronet of Clasemont

Richard Morphet.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Landscape Art and Architecture; Painting; 20th-Century Art. 306 words.

(b Swansea, Dec 11, 1889; d Ipswich, Feb 8, 1982).

Welsh painter and horticulturist. He was a self-taught painter but attended the académies libres in Paris as a young man....

Wright, Henry

Kristin E. Larsen.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online June 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Landscape Art and Architecture; Architecture; Art of the United States; 19th-Century Art; 20th-Century Art. 571 words.

(b Lawrence, KS, July 2, 1878; d Newton, NJ, July 9, 1936).

American landscape architect and housing reformer. Educated at the University of Pennsylvania, Wright received...

Cornish

Keith N. Morgan.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Landscape Art and Architecture; Painting; Architecture; Art of the United States; 19th-Century Art; 20th-Century Art. 803 words.

American town and former artists’ colony in the state of New Hampshire. Situated on a line of hills near the eastern bank of the Connecticut River c. 160 km north-west of Boston, Cornish...