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Andrew Jackson Downing : essential texts

Author: A J Downing; Robert C Twombly
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Andrew Jackson Downing (1815-1852), a much-sought-after designer, influential writer, and editor of The Horticulturist, was an internationally known shaper of opinion. Robert Twombly has selected thirty-three essays on Architecture and Building, Landscape Gardening, Parks and Other Public Places, Village Beautification, Horticulture, and Agricultural Education, and provides an introduction to Downing's life and work  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A J Downing; Robert C Twombly
ISBN: 9780393733594 0393733599
OCLC Number: 755704956
Description: 400 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 21 cm
Contents: Architecture and building. Remarks on the fitness of the different styles of architecture for the construction of country residences, and on the employment of vases in garden scenery (1836) --
Hints on the construction of farm-houses (1846) --
The workingman's cottage (1846) --
On country houses (1846) --
Hints to persons about building in the country (1847) --
On the color of country houses (1847) --
On the moral influence of good houses (1848) --
A few words on our progress in building (1851) --
A short chapter on country churches (1851) --
Landscape gardening. Rural embellishments (1832) --
Notes on belts of trees in ornamental plantations (1842) --
A chapter on lawns (1846) --
Hints on flower-gardens (1847) --
How to choose a site for a country seat (1847) --
How to arrange country places (1850) --
The management of large country places (1851) --
A chapter on school houses (1848) --
Parks and other public places. A talk about public parks and gardens (1848) --
Public cemeteries and public gardens (1849) --
The New York park (1851) --
Village beautification. Trees in towns and villages (1847) --
On planting shade trees (1847) --
On the improvement of country villages (1849) --
Our country villages (1850) --
Horticulture. Some remarks on temperature considered in relation to vegetation and the naturalization of plants (1836) --
Notices on the state and progress of horticulture in the United States (1837) --
Great Horticultural Society of the Valley of the Hudson (1838) --
Some remarks on the superiority of native varieties of fruit (1847) --
The influence of horticulture (1847) --
American versus British horticulture (1852) --
Agricultural education. The national ignorance of the agricultural interest (1851) --
A chapter on agricultural schools (1849) --
Address on agricultural education (1851).
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Twombly.
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A collection of essential writings by the father of landscape architecture and the urban park movement in the United States.  Read more...

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