Document Sample
landscape Powered By Docstoc
					  Landscape as a preservation artifact
• Landscapes as representative of history and
• Landscapes are essential to the built
  environment and provide a sense of context
• Searching landscapes for meaning, pattern, and
  – The American West
      Defining Aspects and Issues
• Cultural ordering of the outdoor world (nature)
  –   Mixture of culture and nature
  –   Mixture of function and aesthetics
  –   Represents an evolutionary outcome
  –   Has meanings in the past and present
  –   Landscape architecture
Philadelphia grid plan designed by Thomas Holme and
                 William Penn in 1682
Pierre L'Enfant in 1791
Plan of Boston, John Bonner, 1722
Annapolis, MD, plan, 1718
Annapolis, Maryland
Maryland State House,
Annapolis, Md.,1772-79
   Examples of Designed Landscapes
•Estate, Plantation Grounds.
•Pleasure Gardens; Utility Gardens.
•Battlefield Parks.
•Religious Landscapes.
•Public Spaces.
•Campus, Institutional Grounds.
•Subdivisions, Planned Communities.
•Commercial, Industrial Landscapes.
•Residential Grounds (Yardscapes).
          Wm Paca House, Annapolis Md
                Falling Garden


terraces and increasingly lighter shades of green in early summer
create impression of great distance and height. Plants were placed
in converging lines to accentuate the illusion of distance
William Paca House (Annapolis)
      garden, restoration
William Paca House
garden, restoration
  Rural Historic Landscape
    a geographical area that has been used,
   shaped, or modified over time by human
activity, occupancy, or intervention, and that
     possesses a significant concentration,
 linkage, or continuity of historic landscape
     features, including areas of land use,
buildings, vegetation, roads and waterways,
             and natural features.
Types of Rural Historic Landscapes
maritime activities
transportation systems
sites adapted for ceremonial, religious, or other
cultural activities
 Rural Historic Landscapes—defining
•Open Space & Lower Density Settlement.
•Agriculture and/or Industry.
•Distinctive Architecture & Land Use
•Cultural Traditions.
        Rural Historic Landscape
       processes for which to look
• Patterns of spatial organization
• Land uses and activities
• Cultural traditions
     Components of the Rural Historic
•   Means of transportation and communication
•   Boundaries and divisions
•   Distinctive vegetation
•   Distinctive buildings and arrangements
         Landscape Preservation:
           Research Methods
• Arts and Sciences Approach
• Mixing history, culture, and nature
           Landscape Preservation:
             Needs and Problems
• Combining historic preservation and nature
• Balancing uses of natural and cultural resources
   – Preserving an organic entity
   – Pressures from development and tourism
   – Issue of private property
• Conservation ethic
   – Maintaining historic qualities
   – Compatible use
        Wye Plantation, Orangery,
         Talbot Co., Md., c1780

Orangery: A heated structure for the propagation
          of exotic plants
     Miles Brewton
     Charleston, SC

Heated structures for the
propagation of exotic plants,
notably orange and lemon
trees. Such trees were
expensive, only families with
wealth and access to
international trade could
afford them. Moreover, glass
for the greenhouse was
expensive, and it took skill to
build one and knowledge,
skill, and servants to raise
exotic plants outside their
natural environments.
Chicago, Illinois
Llewellyn Park, Orange Co., NJ, 1855, A. J. Davis

   Orange County, New Jersey, 1855. Laid out by Alexander Jackson Davis, on
   a 400 acre estate, 50 houses were built in a variety of contemporary styles.
                  Suburban Characteristics

Picturesque naturalistic settings,
variety of house styles, but
readable as symbols of economic
and social class--[social
homogeneity] romantic exteriors,
modern technology, put distance
between work and home.

 Billerica, Massachusetts
                     Why did suburbs develop?
•1. Moved the politically effective, white collar and trades to suburb away from the
disenfranchised urban areas.

•2. shifting political forces--segregation disenfrancished blacks--emphasizing suburban
development brought rich and middle class together.

•3. Suburbs were segregated through the use of covenants:

•4. Planning movement, which had begun in Europe stressed differential density and
development plans for commercial, residential, industrial areas.

•5. Disadvantages of cities in the 19th century: noise, congestion, pollution and the
expansion of commercial lands, made the land more valuable, but diminished its
residential values.

•6. Competition among urban elites to make their city the most attractive, or
technologically up-to-date. Wealthy men continued in the Victorian ideal to prominently
display their money.
Riverside, Illinois, 1868, Calvert Vaux and Frederick
                     Law Olmstead
Riverside, Illinois, 1868,
   Calvert Vaux and
Frederick Law Olmstead
 Central Park, New York City, c1857-80,
Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux
Central Park, New York City, c1857-
  80, Frederick Law Olmstead and
            Calvert Vaux
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY,
1865-68, Olmstead and Vaux
Fairmont Park, Philadelphia
The Mall, Washington, DC, Andrew Jackson
      Graceland Cemetery, Chicago,begun 1860,
                     improvements, 1878.

Sanitation reform was
another of the model city
movements, like the City
Beautiful movement was
dominated by women as
advocates of public

Shared By: