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Author Name    Schuyler, David

Title   Victorian Landscape Gardening: A Facsimile of Jacob Weidenmann's "Beautifying Country Homes"

Binding   Paper

Book Condition   Fine

Jacket Condition   Issued Without Jacket

Type   Book

Edition   Facsimile Edition

Publisher   Watkins Glen, NY The American Life Foundation for the Athenaeum Library of 19th Century America 1978

Seller ID   3548

Four color plates and many more in black and white, including plans, illustrate this facsimile of Weidenmann's 1870 volume. In addition to designing the grounds of private residences, Weidenmann laid out Bushnell Park and Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford, Connecticut, and supervised the work of Olmsted and Vaux for the grounds of the Hartford Retreat for the Insane. Schuyler notes that Weidenmann represented the "romantic hostility toward urban life" prevalent in the late 19th century, and judging from these designs, he may be right. Fine in paper as issued.

Price = 40.00 USD

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