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Accents as well as broad effects : writings on architecture, landscape, and the environment, 1876-1925

Author: Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Mrs.; David Gebhard
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1996.
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Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer (1851-1934) is highly regarded among architectural historians for her 1888 biography of the nineteenth-century architect Henry Hobson Richardson. Less well known are her writings on architecture, decorative art, gardening, and landscape design, works that provide a rare view of cities and rural environments in turn-of-the-century America. Now David Gebhard brings Van Rensselaer's most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Mrs.; Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Mrs.; Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Mrs.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Mrs.; David Gebhard
ISBN: 0520201264 9780520201262
OCLC Number: 32548496
Description: viii, 367 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / David Gebhard --
1. Architecture as a Profession (1887) --
2. Client and Architect (1890) --
3. Architectural Fitness (1891) --
4. The Restorations at Goslar (1878) --
5. Color in Rural Buildings (1892) --
6. The Grant Monument for Riverside Park (1891) --
7. The Artistic Triumph of the Fair-Builders (1892) --
8. The Madison Square Garden (1894) --
9. The New Public Library in Boston: Its Artistic Aspects (1895) --
10. Eleventh Annual Exhibition of the Architectural League of New York (1896) --
11. Decorative Art and Its Dogmas (1880) --
12. Public Buildings (1) --
13. Public Buildings (2) --
14. Commercial Buildings --
15. Churches --
16. City Dwellings (1) --
17. City Dwellings (2) --
18. American Country Dwellings (1) --
19. American Country Dwellings (2) --
20. American Country Dwellings (3) --
21. Landscape Gardening: A Definition (1888) --
22. Frederick Law Olmsted (1893) --
23. Proposed Plan for Madison Square, New York City (1896) --
24. Japanese Gardening (1889) --
25. The Protection of Road-Sides (1893) --
26. Changes (1925) --
27. Early Autumn near Cape Cod (1892) --
28. Wood Roads on Cape Cod (1892) --
29. The Good Work of an Improvement Association at Narragansett Pier (1895) --
30. A Glimpse of Nantucket (1888) --
31. Newport (1) (1888) --
32. Newport (2) (1888).
Responsibility: Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer ; selected and edited by David Gebhard.
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Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer (1851-1934) is highly regarded among architectural historians for her 1888 biography of the nineteenth-century architect Henry Hobson Richardson. Less well known are her writings on architecture, decorative art, gardening, and landscape design, works that provide a rare view of cities and rural environments in turn-of-the-century America. Now David Gebhard brings Van Rensselaer's most significant writings together in one volume. An established critic in environmental and literary circles, Van Rensselaer wrote for the general public in such journals as the Century Magazine and for a specialized audience of landscape architects in Garden and Forest. She was a long-time contributor to American Architect and Building News, the first architectural journal in the United States. She is an engaging and accessible writer, and her articles on Frederick Law Olmsted and the Boston Public Library won great praise. Although the only woman in a field that was male-dominated at the time, Van Rensselaer was, curiously enough, opposed to women's suffrage.

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