Readership: Students of landscape achitecture and design, as well as interested general readers.
Ian Thompson, Reader in Landscape Architecture, Newcastle University
Ian Thompson is a Chartered Landscape Architect and Reader in Landscape Architecture in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at Newcastle University. He worked as a landscape architect from 1979 to 1992, mostly on work related to environmental improvement, derelict land reclamation and urban renewal, before taking up a lecturing post at Newcastle University. He was the editor of Landscape Research for four years and is currently on the editorial board. He has written many papers, articles and books, including The Sun King's
Garden (Bloomsbury, 2006) and The English Lakes: A History (Bloomsbury, 2010). He is also one of the editors of the Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies.
"A great gift for the landscape architect to give to their in-laws who still call them a 'landscape designer'" - Historic Garden Review, Aaron Suiter
1: Misconceptions and Origins
2: Place-making and Improvement
3: America and the Turn to Modernism
4: The Invisible Hand versus the Grand Gesture
5: Use and Beauty
6: Professional Environmentalists
7: Landscape Architecture as Art
8: Social Workers in Green Wellingtons
9: Under the Carpet
10: Landscape and Urbanism