100 Years, 100 Landscape Designs
100 Years, 100 Landscape Designs by John Hill
Hardcover, 224 pages
This, my third book, was released in early October 2017.
Some words on it from the publisher:
Beginning with Filoli, the century-old, forward-looking estate situated just south of San Francisco, and closing with The Park, the first public garden ever created in Las Vegas, John Hill takes readers on a worldwide tour, one per year, of beautiful, inspiring, creatively designed, and historically significant landscapes. From the leafy promenades along the Ljubljanica River in Slovenia and the lush, tropical gardens at Lunuganga in Sri Lanka, to the Peace Memorial Park in Japan and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, each of these public sites is currently accessible—a fact that makes this grouping a superb “must-see list” for landscape enthusiasts. Double-page spreads feature color images paired with Hill’s insightful texts. An introductory essay lays out Hill’s selection criteria and an overview of major landscape design innovations and trends from 1917 to 2016. Fans of landscape design will treasure this compendium and students in the field will come away with a greater understanding of how and why the creation of outdoor public spaces has evolved over time.
Some places to order the book online:
- The Global Grid: "Book Review of '100 Years, 100 Landscape Designs' by John Hill" by Katie Poppel, June 1, 2018
- Houzz: "100 Years, 100 Iconic Landscape Designs" by Annie Thornton, November 24, 2017
- Metropolis: "New Book Surveys the World’s 100 Best Public Landscapes," October 11, 2017
- The Tangential: "'100 Years, 100 Landscape Designs' Makes You Look, and Think" by Jay Gabler, October 10, 2017