Tom Turner

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Tom Turner is an English landscape architect and garden historian. He was educated at the Universities of St Andrews and Edinburgh and studied landscape architecture under Frank Clarke.Tom edits the Gardenvisit.com website http://www.gardenvisit.com/. ...more

Geoffrey Jellicoe, Jordan Peterson, post-Postmodernism and Metamodernism



Garden designers and landscape architects have had an uneasy relationship with “styles” for two centuries. In the nineteenth century it was a central issue, with much talk of:



the superiority of the ‘English’ style to the ‘French’ style
the ‘Gardenesque’ style
the ‘Formal’ style and the ‘Informal’ style.

In the twentieth century, led by Modernist ideas, the discussion of styles ended. Designers came t

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Asian Gardens: History, Bel...

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City as Landscape: A Post P...

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British Gardens: History, P...

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London Gardens Walk

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Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
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The mix of good and bad reviews for this book surprised me. But maybe it compares with tourists' reactions to India, Pakistan, Afghanistan etc. If you love this part of the world, as I do, you are much more likely to enjoy Shantaram. It is a remarkab ...more
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Garden Cities of To-Morrow by Ebenezer Howard
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The Last Landscape by William H. Whyte
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Triumph of the City by Edward L. Glaeser
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Urban And Regional Planning by J. Brian McLoughlin
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“The tragedy of feminine design is that it receives so little official support. Most of the world's design schools, having been organized by men, encourage a masculine approach, even when they are run by women. Yet many designers who are male in the biological sense have a feminine approach to design.”
Tom Turner, City as Landscape: A Post Post-Modern View of Design and Planning

“In town and in country there must be landscapes where we can walk in safety, pick fruit, cycle, work, sleep, swim, listen to the birds, bask in the sun, run through the trees and laze beside cool waters.”
Tom Turner, Landscape Planning and Environmental Design

“Single-purposism, as we have seen, tends to create projects that harm the environment. Instead, we should design projects with as favourable an environmental impact as possible. This is the objective of environmental impact design.”
Tom Turner, Landscape Planning and Environmental Design

“The tragedy of feminine design is that it receives so little official support. Most of the world's design schools, having been organized by men, encourage a masculine approach, even when they are run by women. Yet many designers who are male in the biological sense have a feminine approach to design.”
Tom Turner, City as Landscape: A Post Post-Modern View of Design and Planning

“Landscape design theory has been rotting away, peacefully, like a garden temple, since the close of the eighteenth century.”
Tom Turner, City as Landscape: A Post Post-Modern View of Design and Planning

“Physically, gardens must have boundaries. Mentally, they can reach to the limits of the known universe. The ideas that bestow such vast extent upon gardens derive from sun, earth, art, water, history, civilization, family, anything.”
Tom Turner, City as Landscape: A Post Post-Modern View of Design and Planning

“Garden design theory explains, or should explain, the 'What, Where, Why and How' of making gardens.”
Tom Turner, European Gardens: History, Philosophy and Design

“Many of the world's best-designed cities have been inspired by garden concepts.”
Tom Turner, Garden History: Philosophy and Design 2000 BC - 2000 Ad

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