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Andrew Jackson Downing Essential Texts

by Andrew Jackson Downing

Andrew Jackson Downing Essential Texts Synopsis

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 to Downing's life and work and suggestions for further reading.

Andrew Jackson Downing Essential Texts Press Reviews

Twombly has brought to light Andrew Jackson Downing's remarkable contributions to the American landscape. As one who greatly appreciates our public parks, and who was, I will admit, often taken them for granted, I will never stroll through one again without thinking of Downing. . . . [A] book that could be read straight through, and revisited often by anyone with even a passing interest in landscapes and the public environment. -- Period Homes

Book Information

ISBN: 9780393733594
Publication date: 18th June 2012
Author: Andrew Jackson Downing
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 400 pages
Categories: Landscape art & architecture,

About Andrew Jackson Downing

Robert Twombly teaches at the Spitzer School of Architecture, The City College, New York City. He lives in West Nyack, New York.

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