History of Landscape Architecture

The discussion of the history of landscape architecture is a complex endeavor as it shares much of its history with that of landscape gardening and architecture, spanning the entirety of man's existence. However, it was not until relatively recent history that the term "landscape architecture" or even "landscape architect" came into common use.

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History of Landscape Architecture
... For the period before 1800, the history of landscape gardening (later called landscape architecture) is largely that of master planning and garden design for manor ... The first person to write of "making" a landscape was Joseph Addison in 1712 ... The term "landscape architecture" was invented by Gilbert Laing Meason in 1828 and was first used as a professional title by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1863 ...

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