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The Making Of The English Landscape

Author : William George Hoskins
ISBN : UOM:39015020405729
Genre : England
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The Making Of The British Landscape

Author : Nicholas Crane
ISBN : 0753826674
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Nicholas Crane's new book brilliantly describes the evolution of Britain's countryside and cities. It is part journey, part history, and it concludes with awkward questions about the future of Britain's landscapes. Nick Crane's story begins with the melting tongues of glaciers and the emergence of a gigantic game-park tentatively being explored by a vanguard of Mesolithic adventurers who have taken the long, northward hike across the land bridge from the continent. The Iron Age develops into a pre-Roman 'Golden Era' and Crane looks at what the Romans did (and didn't) contribute to the British landscape. Major landscape 'events' (Black Death, enclosures, urbanisation, recreation, etc.) are fully described and explored, and he weaves in the role played by geology in shaping our cities, industry and recreation, the effect of climate (and the Gulf Stream), and of global economics (the Lancashire valleys were formed by overseas markets). The co-presenter of BBC's COAST also covers the extraordinary benefits bestowed by a 6,000-mile coastline. The 12,000-year story of the British landscape culminates in the twenty-first century, which is set to be one of the most extreme centuries of change since the Ice Age.

The Making Of The British Landscape

Author : Francis Pryor
ISBN : 9780141943367
Genre : History
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This is the changing story of Britain as it has been preserved in our fields, roads, buildings, towns and villages, mountains, forests and islands. From our suburban streets that still trace out the boundaries of long vanished farms to the Norfolk Broads, formed when medieval peat pits flooded, from the ceremonial landscapes of Stonehenge to the spread of the railways - evidence of how man's effect on Britain is everywhere. In The Making of the British Landscape, eminent historian, archaeologist and farmer, Francis Pryor explains how to read these clues to understand the fascinating history of our land and of how people have lived on it throughout time. Covering both the urban and rural and packed with pictures, maps and drawings showing everything from how we can still pick out Bronze Age fields on Bodmin Moor to how the Industrial Revolution really changed our landscape, this book makes us look afresh at our surroundings and really see them for the first time.

British And Irish Archaeology

Author : Anthony King
ISBN : 0719018757
Genre : Excavations (Archaeology)
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Dury And Andrews Map Of Hertfordshire

Author : Andrew Macnair
ISBN : 9781909686748
Genre : Nature
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This book is about the map of an English county – Hertfordshire – which was published in 1766 by two London mapmakers, Andrew Dury and John Andrews. For well over two centuries, from the time of Elizabeth I to the late 18th century, the county was the basic unit for mapping in Britain and the period witnessed several episodes of comprehensive map making. The map which forms the subject of this book followed on from a large number of previous maps of the county but was greatly superior to them in terms of quality and detail. It was published in a variety of forms, in nine sheets with an additional index map, over a period of 60 years. No other maps of Hertfordshire were produced during the rest of the century, but the Board of Ordnance, later the Ordnance Survey, established in the 1790s, began to survey the Hertfordshire area in 1799, publishing the first maps covering the county between 1805 and 1834. The OS came to dominate map making in Britain but, of all the maps of Hertfordshire, that produced by Dury and Andrews was the first to be surveyed at a sufficiently large scale to really allow those dwelling in the county to visualize their own parish, local topography and even their own house, and its place in the wider landscape. The first section examines the context of the map’s production and its place in cartographic history, and describes the creation of a new, digital version of the map which can be accessed online . The second part describes various ways in which this electronic version can be interrogated, in order to throw important new light on Hertfordshire’s landscape and society, both in the middle decades of the eighteenth century when it was produced, and in more remote periods. The attached DVD contains over a dozen maps which have been derived from the digital version, and which illustrate many of the issues discussed in the text, as well as related material which should likewise be useful to students of landscape history, historical geography and local history.

The Making Of The British Landscape

Author : Francis Pryor
ISBN : 9780141943367
Genre : History
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This is the changing story of Britain as it has been preserved in our fields, roads, buildings, towns and villages, mountains, forests and islands. From our suburban streets that still trace out the boundaries of long vanished farms to the Norfolk Broads, formed when medieval peat pits flooded, from the ceremonial landscapes of Stonehenge to the spread of the railways - evidence of how man's effect on Britain is everywhere. In The Making of the British Landscape, eminent historian, archaeologist and farmer, Francis Pryor explains how to read these clues to understand the fascinating history of our land and of how people have lived on it throughout time. Covering both the urban and rural and packed with pictures, maps and drawings showing everything from how we can still pick out Bronze Age fields on Bodmin Moor to how the Industrial Revolution really changed our landscape, this book makes us look afresh at our surroundings and really see them for the first time.

Contemporary Trends In Landscape Architecture

Author : Steven L. Cantor
ISBN : 0471287911
Genre : Architecture
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Contemporary Trends in Landscape Architecture Steven L. Cantor This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated sourcebook presents new trends in landscape architecture with particular focus on recent scientific research, historic preservation, and international practice. Contemporary Trends in Landscape Architecture includes more than 300 illustrations and photographs, and features world-renowned landscape architects describing in their own words dozens of plans, sites, and projects. With this volume, author Steven L. Cantor provides an excellent companion to his Innovative Design Solutions in Land-scape Architecture, a detailed reference source for landscape architecture practice. He adopts a modern and practical approach, following projects from the planning stage to built form, identifying patterns in professional practice and their design implications. Trends and selected projects include: The Impact of Scientific Research Horticultural and botanical displays, Charlotte, NC; wetlands restoration, Hambleton Island, MD; timber rattlesnake study, Woodbury, NY AIDS Memorial Gardens AIDS Memorial Grove, San Francisco, CA; Joel Schnaper Memorial Garden, New York, NY Populations with Unique Needs Mental health facilities, New York, NY; Lesbian and Gay Community Center, New York, NY; Endangered Species Garden, San Francisco, CA; Lion’s Garden for the Visually Impaired, New York, NY Historic Preservation National Park Service, historic landscape initiative, Washington, DC; Stuyvesant Square Park, New York, NY; Ellis Island National Historical Park, New York, NY International Practice Karambunai Beach Resort and Golf Residential Community, East Malaysia, Island of Borneo; National Parliament House, Canberra, Australia; urban design in Brno, Slovakia Eclecticism Japanese influenced residential pool design in Georgia; public plazas with fountains in Tennessee; sculpture based on Renaissance models, Long Island, NY; courtyards for the Katherine Delmar Burke School, San Francisco, CA Residences and Housing Gaines residence and stallion barns, Lexington, KY; tract house with gazebo, San Diego, CA; dormitory complex, University of Maine, Orono, ME; Greystone Manor, Westchester, NY Parks and Recreation Mount St. Helen’s National Monument, Toutle, WA; Steinbrueck Park, Seattle, WA; Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, PA; Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD Computer Technology Access roads to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, DC; landscape planning studies, Uxbridge, MA; Seattle central waterfront, Seattle, WA; Paris Pike, KY Each firm and landscape architect contributes his or her own style and personality to these projects, and offers personal insights, anecdotes, and perspective. In a thoughtful conclusion, the author examines and discusses patterns discovered within the total body of work. An inclusive and thoroughly cross-referenced index also assists in the process of analyzing project types and making comparisons. Landscape architects, architects, students, planners, project managers, and those in allied fields will greatly value Contemporary Trends in Landscape Architecture as a rich source of information and inspiration for both professional and academic application.

Interpreting The English Village

Author : Mick Aston
ISBN : 9781909686069
Genre : History
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An original and approachable account of how archaeology can tell the story of the English village. Shapwick lies in the middle of Somerset, next to the important monastic centre of Glastonbury: the abbey owned the manor for 800 years from the 8th to the 16th century and its abbots and officials had a great influence on the lives of the peasants who lived there. It is possible that abbot Dunstan, one of the great reformers of tenth century monasticism directed the planning of the village. The Shapwick Project examined the development and history of an English parish and village over a ten thousand-year period. This was a truly multi-disciplinary project. Not only were a battery of archaeological and historical techniques explored - such as field walking, test-pitting, archaeological excavation, aerial reconnaissance, documentary research and cartographic analysis - but numerous other techniques such as building analysis, dendrochronological dating and soil analysis were undertaken on a large scale. The result is a fascinating study about how the community lived and prospered in Shapwick. In addition we learn how a group of enthusiastic and dedicated scholars unravelled this story. As such there is much here to inspire and enthuse others who might want to embark on a landscape study of a parish or village area. Seven of the ten chapters begin with a fictional vignette to bring the story of the village to life. Text-boxes elucidate re-occurring themes and techniques. Extensively illustrated in colour including 100 full page images.

A Hertfordshire Demesne Of Westminster Abbey

Author : Derek Vincent Stern
ISBN : 0900458925
Genre : Business & Economics
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Published posthumously this book makes a major contribution to the study of agricultural productivity & farming profits in medieval England. It utilises a rich series of manorial account rolls from Westminster Abbey's manor of Kinsbourne in Hertfordshire, to conduct an exhaustive exploration of the economic history of a medieval demesne.

Strategies For Landscape Representation

Author : Paul Cureton
ISBN : 9781317377658
Genre : Architecture
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Strategies for Landscape Representation discusses a variety of digital and analogue production techniques for the representation of landscape at multiple scales. Careful consideration is required to represent time, and to ensure accuracy of representation and evaluation in the landscape. Written as a guide for making appropriate selection of a wide variety of visualisation tools for students and built environment professionals with an interest in landscape, the book charts emerging technologies and historical contexts whilst also being relevant to landscape legislation such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Landscape Assessment. This book is an innovation-driven text that encourages readers to make connections between software, technology and analogue modes. The management, choice and combination of such modes can arguably narrow the unknown of landscape character, address the issues of representing time and change in landscape and engage and represent communities’ perceptions and experience of landscape. Showcasing international examples from landscape architecture, planning, urban design and architecture, artists, visualisers, geographers, scientists and model makers, the vitality of making and intrinsic value of representational work in these processes and sites is evidenced. An accompanying companion website provides access to original source files and tutorials totalling over a hundred hours in mapping and GIS, diagrams and notation, photomontage, 3D modelling and 3D printing.

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