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FROM PREHISTORY TO THE END OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
Since creation, the earth's surface continually worked its way, by trial and error, towards the condition of climate and racial groupings that existed at the beginning of recorded history.  The length of time it took to do so is beyond comprehension: if the evolution of the world since creation corresponded in time to one year, then civilised man would have been upon it for only one minute. 

From the chapter: 
The Central Civilisations: Islam, Central Asia
Isfahan, Iran
[JS: stunning to have visited this beautiful country now so repressed]

From The Western Expansion of Islam:
 Spain, The Generalife in Granada

From The Western Civilisations:
from Egypt to the Renaissance:
Delos

Italy: The Rennaissance:
Villa Lante

France: Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries:
Chantilly

Western Classicism: 
Caserta

The Evolution of Modern 
Landscape in the Eighteenth Century:

Bridge of the Jade Belt, 
Bridge of the Seventeen Arches


The English School:
Stowe
The Americas:
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Extracts from The Landscape of Man 
by Geoffrey and Susan Jellicoe
published by Thames & Hudson [1975] 

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