Case Study: Range of Bush Plantings in Gardens Designed by Landscape Architect Josef Vaněk

Identification of the original planting range used and its specific applications in the objects of historical landscape works can significantly help in art monuments reconstruction. Concerning the work of interwar Czech landscape architects, the issue of a perennial flower bed has been intensively studied. By the tree and bush floors, the problem is more complex. The work of Josef Kumpán has mostly been documented by fully preserved planting plans. The present case study on a uniquely discovered specific planting plan of the landscape architect Josef Vaněk provides insight into how bush groups were handled, composed, and what was their specific composition. These documents allow comparing the creative approaches of landscape designers of this era. The study contributes to the reconstruction or maintenance of monument objects created in the interwar period.

 

Landscape architecture, Josef Vaněk, shrubs

 Prokeš, R. (2020): Case Study: Range of Bush Plantings in Gardens Designed by Landscape Architect Josef Vaněk. Scientia Agriculturae Bohemica, 51, 1-8. DOI: 10.2478/sab-2020-0001

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