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Apostle of taste : Andrew Jackson Downing, 1815-1852

Author: David Schuyler; Center for American Places.
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
Series: Creating the North American landscape.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Apostle of taste is the first full-length biography of Downing, the horticulturist, landscape gardener, and prolific writer on architecture who, more than any other individual, shaped middle-class taste in the United States in the two decades prior to the Civil War. Through his books and the pages of the Horticulturist, Downing preached a gospel of taste that promoted the modern or natural style of landscape design
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schuyler, David.
Apostle of taste.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)606318121
Online version:
Schuyler, David.
Apostle of taste.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)607836796
Named Person: A J Downing; Andrew Jackson Downing; A J Downing; A J Downing; A J Downing; Andrew J Downing; Andrew Jackson Downing; Andrew J Downing
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Schuyler; Center for American Places.
ISBN: 0801852293 9780801852299
OCLC Number: 33042052
Notes: "Published in cooperation with the Center for American Places, Harrisonburg, Virginia"--Preliminary page.
Description: xii, 290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Downing's Newburgh and the Spirit of Place --
The Making of the Treatise --
Theory and Practice --
A Gospel of Taste --
Reforming Rural Life --
Toward an American Architecture --
Downing and Vaux, Architects --
The Metropolitan Landscape --
Tastemaker to the Nation --
Writings of Andrew jackson Downing.
Series Title: Creating the North American landscape.
Responsibility: David Schuyler.
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This is a biography of Andrew Jackson Downing, horticulturalist, landscape gardener, and writer on architecture. It shows how he shaped middle-class taste in the US in the mid-19th century, promoting  Read more...

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"Schuyler's excellent study of Downing's writings and career, complete with excellent illustrations and an extensive, annotated bibliography, will serve as one major starting point for future Read more...

 
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