An Introduction to the Study of Landscape Design

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Página i - ... the comfort, convenience, and health of urban populations, which have scanty access to rural scenery, and urgently need to have their hurrying, workaday lives refreshed and calmed by the beautiful and reposeful sights and sounds which nature, aided by the landscape art, can abundantly provide.
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Página ii - The province of landscape architecture is to guide man's modification of the landscape so that he may get the greatest possible esthetic satisfaction of one or both of these two quite different kinds. The resulting beauty might be, at one end of the scale, that of the formal surroundings of a palace — architecture in natural materials to show man's magnificence — or, at the other extreme, that of a woodland solitude — apparently an age-long natural growth — a place of rest from all the works...
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