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Andrew Jackson Downing: Essential Texts

Andrew Jackson Downing: Essential Texts


DOWNING. Twombley, Robert

W.W. Norton 2012

Book ID: 90990

Andrew Jackson Downing: Essential Texts. Andrew Jackson Downing, the founding father of landscape architecture in the United States, was the author of books and essays in a variety of magazines, including his own journal, The Horticulturalist. This anthology of Downing's writings reflects the borad range of subjects he addressed: it includes selections on architecture and building, landscape gardening, parks and other public places, village beautification, horticulture, and agricultural education. Robert Twombly's biography and helpful headnotes give an account of Downing's short, productive life and provide an ideal introduction to his influential work.

400 pp. Pap.