Jens Jensen: Maker Of Natural Parks And Gardens by Robert E. GreseJens Jensen: Maker Of Natural Parks And Gardens by Robert E. Grese

Jens Jensen: Maker Of Natural Parks And Gardens

byRobert E. Grese

Paperback | May 28, 1998

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Jens Jensen was one of America's greatest landscape designers and conservationists. Using native plants and "fitting" designs, he advocated that our gardens, parks, roads, playgrounds, and cities should be harmonious with nature and its ecological processes—a belief that was to become a major theme of modern American landscape design. In Jens Jensen: Maker of Natural Parks and Gardens, Robert E. Grese draws on Jensen's writings and plans, interviews with people who knew him, and analyses of his projects to present a clear picture of Jensen's efforts to enhance and preserve "native" landscapes.

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Robert E. Grese teaches landscape architecture in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Title:Jens Jensen: Maker Of Natural Parks And GardensFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:May 28, 1998Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press

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ISBN - 10:0801859476

ISBN - 13:9780801859472

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Jens Jensen was one of America's greatest landscape designers and conservationists. Using native plants and "fitting" designs, he advocated that our gardens, parks, roads, playgrounds, and cities should be harmonious with nature and its ecological processes -- a belief that was to become a major theme of modern American landscape design.In Jens Jensen: Maker of Natural Parks and Gardens, Robert E. Grese draws on Jensen's writings and plans, interviews with people who knew him, and analyses of his projects to present a clear picture of Jensen's efforts to enhance and preserve "native" landscapes.

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A meticulous piece of research, thoroughly documented with an extensive bibliography, a complete listing of Jensen's design work, and definitions of names and terms of all the people and ideas relevant to Jensen and his work. The book places Jensen in the context in which he worked and ties landscape architecture to the reform movements of society to which he was so committed. It is an excellent book for readers interested in the Midwest landscape and the people who shaped cities and parks in the twentieth century.