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Downing, A. J. (Andrew Jackson) 1815-1852

Overview
Works: 195 works in 676 publications in 1 language and 8,377 library holdings
Genres: Designs and plans  Handbooks and manuals  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Calendars  Guidebooks  Dictionaries 
Subject Headings: Landscape architects 
Roles: Author, Editor, Correspondent, zxx
Classifications: NA7561, 728.6
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A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America; with a view to the improvement of country residences by A. J Downing( Book )

161 editions published between 1841 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cottage residences : or, A series of designs for rural cottages and cottage villas, and their gardens and grounds by A. J Downing( Book )

52 editions published between 1817 and 1973 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian cottage residences by Andrew Jackson Downing( Book )

20 editions published between 1873 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Jackson Downing (1815-52), the first great American landscape gardener, was one of the earliest and most influential popularizers of something new on the American scene {u2014} the small, inexpensive detached house. Into a countryside dotted with log cabins and occasional Greek Revival mansions, he introduced the tasteful, efficient cottage residence in all its variations, including Gothic, bracketed, Italianate, and "rustic." His enormously successful books spread the gospel to thousands of home-buyers and many of his fellow architects {u2014} Frederick Law Olmsted, Calvert Vaux, and others {u2014} and none was more successful than Cottage Residences, one of the most widely used books in American architectural literature. First published in 1842, this book went through many editions before the 1873 edition, reprinted here, which contains for the first time the valuable additions of Henry Winthrop Sargent and Charles Downing. It is here that the author presents 26 different cottage designs with views, floor plans, textual descriptions and, occasionally, garden layouts. Among the different houses included are a suburban cottage, a cottage in the Tudor style, a villa in the Italian style, a villa in the Gothic style, a side hill cottage, a stone cottage, and more. There are also designs for a small rural church and Italian gardens. The 155 illustrations allow readers to see for themselves exactly what the designs entail. For anyone interested in nineteenth-century American domestic architecture, there is no more important book than Andrew Jackson Downing's Cottage Residences. It is an incredibly rich firsthand source for the most popular architectural styles of the period
Rural essays by A. J Downing( Book )

40 editions published between 1853 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Villas and cottages : a series of designs prepared for execution in the United States by Calvert Vaux( Book )

9 editions published between 1857 and 1973 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hints to young architects : calculated to facilitate their practical operations by George Wightwick( Book )

11 editions published between 1847 and 1972 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cottage residences, rural architecture & landscape gardening by A. J Downing( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gardening for ladies : and Companion to the flower-garden by Loudon( Book )

25 editions published between 1843 and 1874 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete house and grounds : learning from Andrew Jackson Downing's domestic architecture by Caren Yglesias( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Jackson Downing, now considered the father of American landscape architecture, was among the first to develop aesthetic theories that differed sharply from those perpetuated in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe. He designed houses based upon American democratic values and advocated for domestic design that would satisfy basic human needs along with the desire to live well. In this book, Caren Yglesias, a practicing architect, examines Downing's legacy with an eye for relevance to today's domestic landscape. She builds on Downing's work in order to redefine what makes a "complete," or nurturing and fulfilling, house and grounds
A facsimile edition of a treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening. With the 1859 sixth ed. suppl. by Henry Winthrop Sargent by A. J Downing( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Jackson Downing : essential texts by A. J Downing( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Landscape gardening and rural architecture by A. J Downing( Book )

13 editions published between 1841 and 1991 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of horticulture; or, An attempt to explain the principal operations of gardening, upon physiological principles by John Lindley( Book )

14 editions published between 1840 and 1881 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Lindley (1799-1865) was an English horticulturalist who worked for Sir Joseph Banks and was later instrumental in saving the Royal Horticultural Society from financial disaster. His earlier books on British plants were well received and he was influential in the realm of botanical nomenclature, especially in orchidology. He was a prolific author and many of his books were aimed at a non-specialist readership. His aim in this work, published in 1840, was to provide 'the intelligent gardener, and the scientific amateur ... with the rationalia of the more important operations of horticulture'. Beginning with a chapter on seeds, the first part of the book describes the life and structure of a plant - the root, the stem, the leaves, the flowers and the fruit. The second part moves on to practical topics, such as ventilation and seed-saving, as well as pruning and potting, explaining many basic concepts of plant cultivation
Landscape gardening by A. J Downing( Book )

8 editions published between 1859 and 1921 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hints to persons about building in the country by A. J Downing( Book )

10 editions published between 1859 and 2010 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The architecture of country houses; including designs for cottages, and farmhouses, and villas, with remarks on interiors, furniture, and the best modes of warming and ventilating by A. J Downing( Book )

31 editions published between 1851 and 2013 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rural essays : horticulture--landscape gardening--rural architecture--trees--agriculture--fruit, etc., etc. by A. J Downing( Book )

7 editions published between 1853 and 2010 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected fruits : from Downing's Fruits and fruit-trees of America. With some new varieties: including their culture, propagation and management in the garden and orchard by A. J Downing( Book )

5 editions published in 1871 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A preliminary study of road-user behaviour in developing countries by G. D Jacobs( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of bus safety in Delhi by G. D Jacobs( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Victorian cottage residences
Alternative Names
A. J. Downing

Andreas Jackson Downing

Andrew Jackson Downing

Andrew Jackson Downing Amerikaans tuin- en landschapsarchitect (1815-1852)

Andrew Jackson Downing architecte américain

Andrew Jackson Downing US-amerikanischer Architekt

Downing, A. j

Downing, A. j. 1815-1852

Downing, A. J. (Andrew Jackson), 1815-1852

Downing, Andrew J.

Downing, Andrew Jackson

Downing, Andrew Jackson 1815-1852

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Victorian cottage residencesLandscape gardening and rural architectureHints to persons about building in the countryThe architecture of country houses; including designs for cottages, and farmhouses, and villas, with remarks on interiors, furniture, and the best modes of warming and ventilatingTo live in the New World : A.J. Downing and American landscape gardeningReading houses and building books : Andrew Jackson Downing and the architecture of popular antebellum literature, 1835-1855Pleasure grounds : Andrew Jackson Downing and Montgomery Place