“For the most part, nineteenth century landscape architects were makers, not writers; pragmatists not idealists. They relied on the writing of art and architectural historians to chronicle their achievements.
Thus, the industrial societies that were inventing new forms of constructed landscapes depended on writings that tended to view the world through binaries composed of dominant and muted pairs – such as culture and nature, man and woman. These binaries were incapable of describing and interpreting what is unique to the modern built landscape – its investigation of new systems of order through particulars of its unique medium and materials.”
– Elizabeth K. Meyer “The Expanded Field of Landscape Architecture”