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The Virginia Landscape

Author : James C. Kelly
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For generations of Virginians and visitors the landscape of the Old Dominion has represented something unique and symbolic. In conjunction with a landmark exhibition at the Virginia Historical Society, this beautifully produced volume brings together more than 250 paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs depicting the rich and varied history of the state through the eyes of the artists who have painted and photographed it.

The Planting of New Virginia

Author : Warren R. Hofstra
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An important addition to scholarship of the geography and history of colonial and early America, The Planting of New Virginia, rethinks American history and the evolution of the American landscape in the colonial era.

Old Mansion

Author : Sarah A. Trautvetter
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The Best and Worst Country in the World

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From its earliest days, the Virginia landscape has elicited dramatically contradictory descriptions. The sixteenth-century poet Michael Drayton exalted the land as "earth's onely paradise," while John Smith, in his reports to England, summarized the area around Jamestown as "a miserie, a ruine, a death, a hell." Drawing upon both familiar history and lesser-known material from deep geological time through the end of the seventeenth century, Stephen Adams focuses on both the physical changes to the land over time and the changes in the way people viewed Virginia. The Best and Worst Country in the World reaches well beyond previous accounts of early American views of the land with the inclusion of fascinating and important pre-1700 sources, Native American perceptions, and prehuman geography and geology. A blend of history, literature, geology, geography, and natural history, enriched by illustrations ranging from a dinosaur footprint to John Smith's famous "Map of Virginia," Adams's work offers an ecocritical exploration of the varied preconceptions that have shaped and colored the human relationship with "the best and worst country in the world"--the early Virginia landscape.

The Virginia Record Magazine

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Report Concerning the Study of Licensure of Landscape Architects in Virginia

Author : Virginia. Committee for Licensure of Landscape Architects
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Landscape Archaeology

Author : Rebecca Yamin
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As the editors note, "This volume includes many searching looks at the landscape, not just to understand ourselves, but to understand the context for other peoples' lives in other times, to unravel the landscapes they created and explain the meanings embedded in them.".

The Virginia Register of Regulations

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Gardens Landscapes of Virginia

Author : Rudy J. Favretti
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"This book is a celebration of the richness and variety of the gardens that grace Virginia and an introduction to The Garden Club of Virginia's story of the restoration and preservation of the grounds and gardens surrounding the Commonwealth's historic landmarks."--Preface.

Making the Metropolitan Landscape

Author : Jacqueline Tatom
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The American landscape is an extremely complex terrain born from a history of collective and individual experiences. These created environments, which all may be called metropolitan landscapes, constantly challenge students and professionals in the fields of architecture, design and planning to consider new ways of making lively public places. This book brings together varied voices in urban design theory and practice to explore new ways of understanding place and our position in it.

Detail in Contemporary Landscape Architecture

Author : Virginia McLeod
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Featuring many of the world's most highly acclaimed landscape architects, this book presents 40 of the most recently completed and influential landscape designs. Each project is presented with color photographs, site plans and sections as well as numerous consistently styled construction details. Intended for architects, engineers and landscape architects, the book will also be invaluable for architecture, garden and landscape design students, for whom it will be a resource not only for understanding the work of the best contemporary landscape architects, but also as a tool for their own design work.

Negotiated Landscapes

Author : Ashli C. White
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Following the instructions for the 1798 Federal Direct tax, Waller Holladay, the assistant assessor for Berkeley Parish, Virginia, evaluated 226 estates within his community. His accounts offer a view of its late eighteenth-century landscape, providing insight not only into the structures on the properties, but into the people who built and lived on them as well. Dominated by wooden buildings and lacking any slave quarters, the estates of Berkeley Parish challenge previous portrayals of plantations in the Tidewater and Piedmont regions and illustrate a variety of architectural choices. In doing so, they indicate cultural contexts and social processes different from those associated with conventional interpretations. Rather than debunking these narratives, however, the material life of Berkeley Parish questions their primacy by suggesting a wider array of possibilities from which to consider the constitution of elite status, women's influence on the landscape, and the nature of master-slave relations.

Use of a GIS based Model of Habitat Cores and Landscape Corridors for the Virginia Department of Transportation s Project Planning and Environmental Scoping

Author : Bridget M. Donaldson
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As important habitats are being lost to human development, transportation agencies are facing increased expectations that their road projects avoid or minimize further habitat destruction and adverse effects on wildlife populations. Wildlife linkage or landscape corridor analyses are being conducted in an increasing number of states, and more transportation agencies are using this information during the planning of proposed road projects. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation's Natural Heritage Program is creating a GIS tool, the Virginia Natural Landscape Assessment (VANLA), that identifies large patches of natural land cover (habitat cores) and the habitat linkages connecting these areas (landscape corridors). This analysis can be integrated into the Virginia Department of Transportation's (VDOT) existing GIS applications for access by staff involved with transportation planning and environmental scoping activities. Analyzing a proposed project in the early stages of project development would allow VDOT to identify important natural resource areas and habitat corridors to avoid or for which mitigation may be appropriate or necessary. This can result in fewer project delays, promote collaboration between VDOT and state natural resource and regulatory agencies, and meet the directives of the new habitat conservation provision in SAFETEA-LU, the federal transportation legislation. In addition, basing particular project decisions on a project's location relative to a habitat corridor can decrease the risk of costly animal-vehicle collisions.

The Great Valley Road of Virginia

Author : Warren R. Hofstra
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The Great Valley Road of Virginia chronicles the story of one of America’s oldest, most historic, and most geographically significant roads. Emphasized throughout the chapters is a concern for landscape character and the connection of the land to the people who traveled the road and to permanent residents, who depended upon it for their livelihoods. Also included are chapters about the towns supported by the road as well as the relationship of physical geography (the lay of the land) to the engineering of the road. More than one hundred maps, photographs, engravings, and line drawings enhance the book’s value to scholars and general readers alike. Published in association with the Center for American Places

Preserving Historic Landscapes

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The Southern Landscape Tradition in Texas

Author : John Brinckerhoff Jackson
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Natural Virginia

Author : Ben Greenberg
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A century ago, legendary photographer Edward Curtis set about to capture the traditional world of Native Americans before that world vanished. Now, Ben Greenberg has done the same for the natural areas of Virginia. Devoted to preserving and celebrating Virginia’s diverse but sometimes threatened natural richness, Greenberg has spent years creating a collection of more than one hundred stunning images that range from the Commonwealth’s most well-known to its rarely explored landscapes. By framing all of these photographs—whether of the Shenandoah Valley in full fall blaze or of Tidewater piers in the afterglow of sunset—as panoramas, Greenberg heightens the drama and immediacy of the moment, forging an enduring composite portrait that captures Virginia’s natural heritage and at the same time reminds us of its fragility. Natural Virginiadivides the state into three regions: the Tidewater, Piedmont, and the Western mountains and valleys. The images in each, whether of a great blue heron emerging from river mists or of an almost leafless autumnal tree on Skyline Drive, convey a sense of grandeur while simultaneously inviting the viewer in to the intimacy of the settings, as though one might be able to smell the musk of the salt flats or to feel the brush of the fall wind. The photographs highlight the wide-ranging diversity of the Commonwealth’s national and state parks, wildlife refuges and management areas, their rivers, lakes, mountains, and wild creatures. Deane Dozier’s introductory essays to each region offer further insight into the geography and geology of Virginia.

Simulating Landscape Evolution on a Portion of the Virginia Coastal Plain

Author : Heather Elizabeth Lloyd
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The Virginia Quarterly Review

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The Virginia Journal of Science

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