Grounds for Review
The Garden Festival in Urban Planning and Design
Andrew C. Theokas is a lecturer at the Boston Architectural Center. Prior to teaching, he was a practicing landscape architect.
Acknowledgements Preface 1. Introduction 2. The German Garden Shows 3. The Dutch Floriades 4. The British Garden Festivals 5. Festivals Foreign and Familiar 6. Patterns and Prospects Bibliography Image credits Index
Andrew Theokas provides a comprehensive, insightful description and analysis of this significant landscape design phenomenon. We now live in the first urban century and face numerous urban restoration challenges. As a result, an understanding of garden festivals will be helpful for landscape architecture and planning in the twenty-first century.
Frederick Steiner Dean of the School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin
A lifelong and intense study has resulted in a fascinating book, revealing the role of the ephemeral world garden expositions in long-term urban (park) planning.
Michiel den Ruijter Wageningen University / Hogeschool Larenstein, The Netherlands
Size: 234 x 156 mm
Publication: October 1, 2004