What Are Historic Landscapes?


The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.        -- Marcel Proust

Historic landscapes reveal the interaction of man and nature.  They vary in size from small gardens to several thousand-acre national parks.  In character they range from designed to vernacular, rural to urban, and agricultural to industrial spaces.  Vegetable patches, estate gardens, cemeteries, farms, quarries, nuclear test sites, suburbs, and abandoned settlements all may be considered historic landscapes.