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LandscapingLandscape designLandscape architectureGardenand Park The Chinese garden is a landscape garden style which has evolved over three thousand years.
It includes both the vast gardens of the Chinese emperors and members of the Imperial Family, built for pleasure and to impress, and the more intimate gardens created by scholars, poets, former government officials, soldiers and merchants, made for reflection and escape from the outside world.
They create an idealized miniature landscape, which is meant to express the harmony that should exist between man and nature.
By moving from structure to structure, visitors can view a series of carefully composed scenes, unrolling like a scroll of landscape paintings. It drew inspiration from paintings of landscapes by Claude Lorraine and Nicolas Poussinand from the classic Chinese gardens of the East,  which had recently been described by European travellers and were realized in the Anglo-Chinese garden,  and the philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau — The English garden usually included a lake, sweeps of gently rolling lawns set against groves of trees, and recreations of classical temples, Gothic ruins, bridges, and other picturesque architecture, designed to recreate an idyllic pastoral landscape.
By the end of the 18th century the English garden was being imitated by the French landscape garden, and as far away as St. Petersburg, Russia, in Pavlovskthe gardens of the future Emperor Paul.
It also had a major influence on the form of the public parks and gardens which appeared around the world in the 19th century.
Landscape architecture is a multi-disciplinary field, incorporating aspects of botanyhorticulturethe fine artsarchitectureindustrial designgeology and the earth sciencesenvironmental psychologygeographyand ecology. The activities of a landscape architect can range from the creation of public parks and parkways to site planning for campuses and corporate office parks, from the design of residential estates to the design of civil infrastructure and the management of large wilderness areas or reclamation of degraded landscapes such as mines or landfills.
For the period beforethe history of landscape gardening later called landscape architecture is largely that of master planning and garden design for manor housespalaces and royal properties, religious complexes, and centers of government. The first person to write of making a landscape was Joseph Addison in The term landscape architecture was invented by Gilbert Laing Meason in and was first used as a professional title by Frederick Law Olmsted in During the latter 19th century, the term landscape architect became used by professional people who designed landscapes.
Here the combination of traditional landscape gardening and the emerging field of city planning gave landscape architecture its unique focus. This use of the term landscape architect became established after Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. Landscape and literature[ edit ] See also: PastoralBritish regional literatureand American literary regionalism The earliest landscape literature[ edit ] The Djabugay language group's mythical being, Damarri, transformed into a mountain range, is seen lying on his back above the Barron River Gorgelooking upwards to the skies, within north-east Australia's wet tropical forested landscape Possibly the earliest landscape literature is found in Australian aboriginal myths also known as Dreamtime or Dreaming stories, songlinesor Aboriginal oral literaturethe stories traditionally performed by Aboriginal peoples  within each of the language groups across Australia.
All such myths variously tell significant truths within each Aboriginal group's local landscape. They effectively layer the whole of the Australian continent's topography with cultural nuance and deeper meaning, and empower selected audiences with the accumulated wisdom and knowledge of Australian Aboriginal ancestors back to time immemorial.
John Denham 's poem "Cooper's Hill" established the genre, which peaked in popularity in 18th-century England. Examples of topographical verse date, however, to the Late Classical period, and can be found throughout the Medieval era and during the Renaissance.
Though the earliest examples come mostly from continental Europe, the topographical poetry in the tradition originating with Denham concerns itself with the classics, and many of the various types of topographical verse, such as river, ruin, or hilltop poems were established by the early 17th century.
George Crabbethe Suffolk regional poet, also wrote topographical poems, as did William Wordsworthof which Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey is an obvious example.
Auden 's " In Praise of Limestone " uses a limestone landscape as an allegory. When understood broadly as landscape poetry and when assessed from its establishment to the present, topographical poetry can take on many formal situations and types of places.
Though describing a landscape or scenery, topographical poetry often, at least implicitly, addresses a political issue or the meaning of nationality in some way. The description of the landscape therefore becomes a poetic vehicle for a political message.
A hundred hills their dusky backs upheaved All over this still ocean, and beyond, Far, far beyond, the vapours shot themselves In headlands, tongues, and promontory shapes, Into the sea, the real sea, that seemed To dwindle and give up its majesty, Usurped upon as far as sight could reach.
In particular, after William Gilpin 's Observations on the River Wye was published inthe idea of the picturesque began to influence artists and viewers.All the latest news, reviews, pictures and video on culture, the arts and entertainment.
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