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Andrew Jackson Downing Essential Texts

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ISBN-10: 0393733599

ISBN-13: 9780393733594

Edition: 2012

Authors: Andrew Jackson Downing, Robert Twombly

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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 toDowning’s life and work and suggestions for further reading.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/18/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction: Architect and Gardener to the Republic
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)
Illustrations
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)
For Further Reading
Index