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Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer : a landscape critic in the gilded age

Author: Judith K Major
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Mrs.; Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Mrs.
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith K Major
ISBN: 9780813933924 0813933927
OCLC Number: 822229846
Description: xii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Portraits of a lady --
The education of Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer --
A career begins --
A new field of study: landscape gardening --
Historical sketches on the art of gardening --
Traces in garden and forest --
A turning point --
1893 --
While garden and forest lived --
Changes --
The aesthetics of life --
Appendix A: Garden and forest editorials and unsigned articles written by M.G. Van Rensselaer --
Appendix B: Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer chronology.
Responsibility: Judith K. Major.

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Judith Major's stellar biography brings to life one of the most distinguished art critics of the Gilded Age. Born into the top echelon of New York Society and surrounded by some of the country's Read more...

 
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