Public Nature: Scenery, History, and Park Design

Author: 
Ethan Carr, Shaun Eyring, and Richard Guy Wilson (editors)
Publisher: 
University of Virginia Press
Publication Date: 
2013
ISBN: 
978-0-813-93343-6

Cloth, 260 pp., $45.00

The editors of these essays have brought together a collection of experts who are interested in the design of public parks. The result of a symposium, these papers examine the history of parks in different countries. There is a focus on the identification of particular design forms tied to specific cultural values, management policies, and preservation attitudes. Oddly, what appears to be missing from this list of design priorities is Nature.
- Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden.

Volume: 
15
Number: 
4