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left: "The Landscape Approach" Bernard Lassus

right: "The World of André Le Nôtre" Thierry Mariage

left: "The Flowering of the Landscape Garden" Mark Laird

right: "Across the Open Field: Essays Drawn from English Landscapes" Laurie Olin

left: "Elysium Britannicum, or the Royal Gardens" John Evelyn, edited by John E. Ingram

right: "Greater Perfections: the Practice of Garden Theory" John Dixon Hunt

left: "Nature and Art: Dutch Garden and Landscape Architecture, 1650-1740" Erik de Jong, translated by Ann Langenakens

right: "Theory of Garden Art" C. C. L. Hirschfeld, edited and translated by Linda B. Parshall

left: "La Foce: A Garden and Landscape in Tuscany" Benedetta Origo, Morna Livingston, and Laurie Olin and John Dixon Hunt

right: "Tradition and Innovation in French Garden Art: Chapters of a New History" Edited by John Dixon Hunt and Michel Conan with the assistance of Claire Goldstein

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Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"The breadth and impact of these books is immense. So impressive."

— 2006 Professional Awards Jury Comments

The Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture (PSLA) series is dedicated to the study and promotion of a wide variety of approaches to landscape architecture, with emphasis on connections between theory and practice. It includes critical writing by members of the profession of landscape architecture, descriptions of projects by both established and rising designers, monographs on key topics in history and theory, translations of major foreign-language texts, and anthologies of theoretical and historical writings on classic issues.

Titles in the PSLA series are intended to advance and improve awareness and knowledge of the diversity, richness, and scope of the field through history that spans the world. Intended for the broad general public as well as for those in the field, whether practitioners, academics, or students, the PSLA series seeks to elevate the level of discourse, providing original scholarship, excellent writing, and critical thinking. As opportunities arise, historic material on the field previously unavailable in English has also been translated and published. To date, eighteen titles have been published since 1998 and more are currently either in production or under development. This series has contributed significantly to the field of Landscape Architecture, and the study of its contribution to civilization.

Titles in the PLSA series, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, have worldwide distribution through bookstores, Internet sales, and library sales. The Press has international sales representation with a particularly strong network in the United States. In addition, the Press distributes two seasonal catalogs per year with book announcements for that particular season (Spring/Summer & Fall/Winter).

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Series Editor:
John Dixon Hunt, Professor of the History and Theory of Landscape, University of Pennsylvania

Jacket Designer:
John Hubbard, Design Coordinator, University of Pennsylvania Press


left: "The Architecture of Landscape, 1940-1960" Edited by Marc Treib

right: "Theory in Landscape Architecture: A Reader" Edited by Simon Swaffield

left: "Essay on Gardens: A Chapter in the French Picturesque" Claude-Henri Watelet, edited and translated by Samuel Danon. Introduction by Joseph Disponzio

right: "Roberto Burle Marx in Caracas: Parque del Este, 1956-1961" Anita Berrizbeitia

left: "Topographical Stories: Studies in Landscape and Architecture" David Leatherbarrow

right: "The Afterlife of Gardens" John Dixon Hunt

left: "Room 4.1.3: Innovations in Landscape Architecture" Richard Weller

right: "Cultivated Power: Flowers, Culture, and Politics in the Reign of Louis XIV" Elizabeth Hyde

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