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Nature and artifice

A degree of ambiguity about landscape design's identity and purpose is revealed in the amount of literature on the subject which appeared during the 1990s. In England, the trend continues to be towards the naturalistic, contrasting with a bolder exploration of artifice in France. And while the English tradition exerted an enormous influence on European practice for a long time, French ideas are beginning to infiltrate across the Channel. The arrival of 'painter, poet, professor, and ...

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