Brief History Of Landscape and Landscaping

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Brief History Of Landscape and Landscaping by Paul Zayer

Shaping the landscape or landscaping if you prefer refers to any activity or process that alters the features of a piece of land in a visible way, such as living elements of flora and fauna, landforms, such as ground elevation and shape or bodies of water, human elements, like structures and fences, and abstract factors such as elements that can manage the lighting and /or weather conditions.

Landscaping is a highly aesthetic landscape art form that requires a volume of useful knowledge having to do with plant knowledge, practical applications and working with many tools. It could be stated that the most early landscaper was the Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus, who spent a great deal of time pondering the nature and various scopes of landscaping.

Where most early landscapers said that true landscaping modifies plants or fields directly, like in the activities of cultivation of food crops, Thales did not approve of this explanation of  landscaping or shaping the landscape, arguing that any aspect of the physical world affecting a person’s visual perception of an area of land was a proper application of landscaping. Landscape and landscaping are all around us each and everyone of us.

Both Plato and Aristotle had approved Thales philosophical modeling involving landscape and landscaping, as well as how his theories can be applied somewhere else in philosophical exploration. G.E. Moore also talked about Thales in several of his own philosophical works explaining how philosophical discourse and inquiry has led to the very true forms of human improvement and understanding.

Then in the 1800s many philosophers debated if visual beauty could even be considered a required goal of landscaping or managing landscape, though by the years 2000 a lot of western philosophical thinkers had decided to reject the idea of an objective aesthetic standard for any variety of art, whether architecture or landscaping

Since the later half of the 20th century, professional landscapers and practitioners have experimented with impressive visual landscape sites that since became generally accepted as being a category of landscaping, at least in the occident.

More often than not we do not appreciate the quiet beauty of great landscaping arrangements. In our busy life the time to look around and appreciate the beauty around us has become a luxury. Next time you go out of your office on a nice sunny day, why don’t you sit quietly on a park bench and appreciate the landscaping around you.

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Originally posted 2009-01-04 14:38:36. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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  1. RZW Design says:

    Although most people would probably agree that mother nature is by far the greatest landscaper of all…there are certainly a few amazing human landscapers. Gustafson Guthrie is probably one of my favorite landscape artists. You can check out his work at http://www.millenniumpark.org/artandarchitecture/lurie_garden.html if you are interested!

  2. Is there some specific examples that you would like to reference about that you like?

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