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Major, Judith K.

Overview
Works: 5 works in 19 publications in 1 language and 1,295 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: SB470.D68, 712.092
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Most widely held works by Judith K Major
To live in the New World : A.J. Downing and American landscape gardening by Judith K Major( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A. J. Downing (1815-1852) wrote the first American treatise on landscape gardening. As editor of the Horticulturalist and the country's leading practitioner and author, he promoted a national style of landscape gardening that broke away from European precedents and standards. Like other writers and artists, Downing responded to the intensifying demand in the nineteenth century for a recognizably American cultural expression." "To Live in the New World examines in detail Downing's growing conviction that landscape gardening must be adapted to the American people and the nation's indigenous landscapes. Despite significant changes in its three editions, Downing's A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening remained true to the original intent: to guide country gentlemen - with enough money, time, and taste - in the creation of ideal homes and pleasure grounds. While most historians and critics have focused on the treatise, Judith Major gives equal emphasis to Downing's spirited monthly editorials in the Horticulturist. In the journal, Downing "spoke American" and encouraged his countrymen and women to practice economy, to use America's rich natural resources wisely yet artfully, to be content with a little cottage and a few fine native trees."
Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer : a landscape critic in the gilded age by Judith K Major( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A.J. Downing (1815-1852) : beyond the treatise on landscape gardening by Judith K Major( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Toward an American landscape theory by Judith K Major( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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To live in the New World : A.J. Downing and American landscape gardening
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English (18)

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