To Live in the New World: A. J. Downing and American Landscape Gardening

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A. J. Downing (1815-1852) wrote the first American treatise on landscape gardening. As editor of the Horticulturist 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 ...

To Live in the New World: A. J. Downing and American Landscape Gardening 1997, Mit Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780262133319

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