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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/.

Monty Don is my favourite TV garden presenter but watching his BBC2 series on “””Paradise Gardens”””” has been a mixed pleasure. He has the talents to be a good garden historian. But he does not have the time. So the BBC should involve more experts. On Islamic gardens (as they are often, if misleadingly called) the best source of reference is Islamic Gardens and Landscapes by D. Fairchild Ruggl...

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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

“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

“Landscape design theory has been rotting away, peacefully, like a garden temple, since the close of the eighteenth century.”
Tom Turner, City as Landscape

“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.”
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“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.”
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