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Landscape Art.  Past And Present

Landscape Art. Past And Present

Landscape Art. Past And Present


McCormick, Harriet Hammond. 

Scribners. 1923

SKU S03344

A landscape and gardening classic, with an essay by McCormick interspersed and beautifully illustrated. Many black and white photographs, with a few reproductions of engravings and etchings included as well. Classical landscapes of Egypt and Babylon, Greece, images from McCorkmick's Walden, Kew Gardens and Central Park. Unmarked pages, clean and free of writing. On rag paper with a matte surface, Fabriano paper manufactured in Italy. The essay was originally written for a meeting of the Friday Club of Chicago in February 1899. It was later printed by the American Park and Outdoor Art Association in pamphlet form. It has been republished here with the original illustrations and added reproductions of ancient and modern landscapes, pictures of Walden, and pictures of the McCormick's home at Lake Forest. Includes 56 illustrations of gardens from around the world such as the hanging gardens of Babylon, gardens of Versailles, Greek garden, Gardens of the Villa Albani in Rome, Kew Gardens in London, Lincoln Park in Chicago, Walden, and many more. Very good in beige cloth backed blue paper covered boards with paper title label to spine.

 31 pp. Text with 56 plates printed in photogravure.. English Cl.